Should I leave IB? I feel like I like where I am but I am also not fully aware of the glorious life on the buyside

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Hey Fishes,

My job entails
1. Finding leads for creating brand
2. Making a pitch and conversion
3. Closing commercials
4. Finding product market fit, researching, creating and launching the brand
5. Creating growth plans and keeping business EBIDTA positive
6. Expansion of portfolio in West region

I have monthly targets on revenue, ad spends, launches, etc.

I am paid 20Lacs and I feel heavily underpaid.

Any inputs/thoughts?
What kind of roles and companies would be a compatible switch?



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Did I just mark myself as a flight risk by telling my managers that I was going to take another internal opportunity? If the new manager changes her mind in the process (and of course she still can since the written offer is not out yet - the org likes to have everything buttoned up before handing out the writing offer so it's accepted immediately), am I screwed? Oh I also said, to my current managers, that the workload was wearing on me... this idiot here


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