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What would you value more when deciding between jobs (both non-PA) - a company w/ prestige or with work life balance & good benefits. Let’s say same salary and potential for growth. I’m ambitious but also totally burnt out and over public accounting.

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Work life balance and benefits. Prestige is nothing but an advertising gimmick. Do what’s best for you. Your image can wait I promise you 90% of people don’t even know what “prestige” is. Pretty sure half the population thinks Goldman Sachs is a jewelry store

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Balance/benefits. “Prestige” is something that you care less and less about as you get older, and your definitions of what qualifies as prestige changes.

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Isn't that when you finish the game and restart with all your unlocks? i.e. "experience points" lol

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I’m a former audit manager in public accounting (GT), CFO and 13 years as a recruiter in accounting in Tampa. This is an easy one… Work life balance and benefits and good people!!!! It’s not just about the prestige. It’s about feeling comfortable with who you’re working with.

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I vaguely remember that someone post on here that "you can't eat prestige"

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