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Should I quit? Audit staff 1, received an industry offer for $65k plus 5% bonus. About 40 hours a week, 50 during month end, 55 during quarter end. They seem to promote from within, too.

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That’s still at least 12 weeks a year you’ll be working 50+ hours a week and honestly it’s probably going to be more. It’s always more then they tell you. I don’t see a point in leaving.

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^^ Definitely agree here. My coworkers in industry are all from big four with a few yrs on their belt and they make around 80+ with great work life balance

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OP - not a single person here believes that your job is a steal except for you. If you objectively thought about it, you would stay put for now. Besides, at EY you promote to senior quicker than some other firms, so why not take advantage of that?

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Definitely should stick it out for 2 full years. The earlier you leave the quicker your raises slow down

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Why wouldn't you wait a few more months for promo? If you get a 7% raise for staff 2 (the lowest I heard of last year) you will probably be around 60k. Then you can go to industry for about 70k maybe. Don't sell yourself short. Plus every company tells you they "promote within" as an advertising trick. Its not always that way

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Quitting the week before your year end is a bad career move. Firm won’t be happy, but your a first year and they can easily fill the spot. But think what kind of message it sends to you prospective company.

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No job in accounting is only 40 hours a week, don't get suckered in. The grass always seems greener on the other side, as they say

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Yeah you definitely just wanted someone to tell you to go. I think 65k is low, considering I’m making about that as a staff 2. If anything at least keep looking and try to find something higher

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Not to get off track...but 65k as an audit staff 2 in Dallas?? What firm??

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OP - take the job. this obviously isn't a fit for you and you should leave. Enjoy your new job!

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Get promoted to Senior, get part of the year under your belt at Senior, then bounce. It's the perfect strategy and you'll be able to be selective about where you go. The offers like you're talking about won't stop coming - you will literally be able to take a similar offer any time you want so I wouldn't settle right now. But it is emphatically true that you will work much less in industry unless you pick a shitty landing spot (don't do that).

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The best time to leave PA is after 4-5 years. Only leave before then if you get an offer you can’t refuse (not even a debate)

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I think I'd go back to working retail before doing 4-5 years in public.

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Would not suggest leaving before 1 year senior experience at B4 unless you have personal reasons to leave for

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$65 is bottom barrel. Better stay put. Or get a new offer

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Lol

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