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Prestige or 30% better take home salary?

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Really depends on your context. Some factors to consider 1. Stage of your career- early stage, yes to prestige 2. Strength of your network-If you have a strong and well-capitalized (financially and socially) family or professional/ friend network, take the money. Your network will be able make the right intros (or maybe even be the decision maker) to get you to your next thing. If you don’t have that type of network, I wouldn’t risk it.

Prestige matters only if you intend to leverage it for something like a different type of opportunity later that your other role wouldn’t position you for or a shot at higher pay later within the prestige firm. Look beyond the current salary and figure out what matters to you beyond the role and into your next role. You are managing a career not a transaction

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$$$$$$$$$

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Prestige doesn't pay bills and only matters to a small group.

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Someone did… I guess we are all ex-Child. When you don’t have prestige, you will be like Alex 🤣

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Earlier retirement or prestige ?

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Oh but I’m a very prestigious corporate drone, I like it here *winces*

$$$$$$ 🚀

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dogecoin: prestige Bitcoin: +30%

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Take the job with more money and update your linkedIn headline as “Rejected job offer from xxxx prestigious company”

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Please share screenshot!

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Prestige if you’re early in your career. It will translate into more money later on. Also consider comp trajectory. For example: 100k at a well-respected firm or 130k at a random body shop boutique with little upward room for growth? Within 2 years you may be at 175k at the well-respected place and 140k at the boutique.

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Pay your rent with prestige and let us know how that goes.

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Deets OP deets.... don’t ask Qs like a noob client who deserves the classic “it depends” answer!

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Prestige don’t feed the bulldog.

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30%, we all know "prestige" only impresses random people you interact with, not industry.

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Ask your landlord/mortgage bank which one they take - prestige or $$

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I usually pay my rent 80% cash / 20% prestige

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30%

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Well...if its a start up with 50 50 chance survival, that needs to be weighed too. How much of a drop off in prestige are you talking about?

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Money all day

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Are you comparing two offers? Or staying vs exiting? If the latter, think about why you started looking to begin with and if everything can be addressed for you to stay. Outside of consultants, no one cares about consulting so prestige doesn’t bring you that much materially.

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You can’t keep prestige or take it home with you.

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Take the money, and even more importantly, WLB if it is a consideration. Prestige is overrated. We all do permutations of the same work anyway.

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As far as I’m concerned money is prestige.

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Money always. Prestige can suck it.

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