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Sales Executive here, former strategy&. I make ~250k, work very little from home. I have an opportunity to be a Corp Strategy Director in big pharma but that seems like a big job from a wbl perspective. New baby on the way. Any thoughts? I am not sure the comp is that different

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Keep the current role. Personally don’t think it’s a fun time to take on a big new challenge. Wait for things to settle down Covid wise and figure out life with baby.

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Couldn’t agree with M1s perspective more. I have two young kids and the early years are stressful alone and you want to be present for them.

250k abs WLB. Bro be careful what you wish for?

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Why do it then, you have one life, so what makes you happy; enjoy your family

Is your priority spending time with your family, or working? If the latter, do you like the work you are doing? This should lead you to the correct choice...

Are you trying to get away from travel? Would Pharma position require travel?

What will give you a better work life balance so you can enjoy seeing and being around your baby ?

Take the job. Babies make a lot of noise. Better to be in a hotel.

Honestly, $250k is enough. If you’re thinking about WLB then it matters to you; you’re not the sort who should pursue higher income.

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