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Seeking input: I’ve received an offer to join a V50 at market (Class of ‘19, T30). Im currently a boutique where I’m being paid $160k. Despite being told my billables would be 120-150, I’m averaging 200 a month. Partner kind of leaves me to figure things out, and when I inevitably make mistakes, can be very demeaning. Is it a no-brainer to jump ship? Obviously I’ll be making more money for the same (if not less) billable hours. But what are some other considerations?

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Expand your horizons!! Congratulations and best of luck in your new endeavors!

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100% go. You are already working (maybe more than) big law hours and would be on pace for 2300-2400 which would earn you a nice bonus on top of salary anywhere. Even if you don’t like it tough it out for a few years, reap the $$, and have it on your resume.

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Yup go!

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Just a note to say that I moved from boutique to biglaw and while every post here says the billable hours will be the same jusy for more money , I work much much more at my big law firm

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Yes all the best! And let us know what you decide!

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Do it!

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Congrats on the new job!

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Go.

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Wow, first off - thank you so much for taking the time to follow up and write this. I appreciate your reasoning, particularly that I should go regardless because work will be generally the same, and getting the foot in the door is a huge step. Especially if one can be more engaged in their work, I think that’ll make it easier. Thanks for your insight Counsel 1!

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