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Would love some advice—I’ve spent the last 2 yrs in sr level role doing policy work I enjoy. early on I discovered I was srsly underpaid & had to fight to fix it. Then leadership changed & things were good, until recently they dangled a promotion only to tell me it wouldn’t come with a raise for at least 6 mons. Then a diff agency asked me to apply for a role that pays a lot more but the work sounds so boring. Do I follow the money or do I keep doing work I like while feeling undervalued?

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Hard spot; been there. Unless you have serious financial hardship to address, I'd think twice before giving up work you enjoy. No money makes boring work sustainable. It'd drive me nuts after a year or two. Different story if you have an immediate need for that comp increase and a plan to exit when you get too miserable.

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That other agency isn’t the only opportunity. I would look for other opportunities and apply until something sounds like a good fit.

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