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Would you take a slight pay cut to make a horizontal move to a more interesting industry and better location? I recently decided to make a move that was an 8% cut but I’m excited about the role and better WLB.

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If you’re happy, then no need to worry about what others would do. Congrats!

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I took a 33% cut early in my career for lateral move in a better location with what I thought was more opp for advancement. It was a good choice!!!

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If the cost of living was also significantly lower, maybe

I would definitely do that right now. Not happy with my current position and feeling like I have no viable upward trajectory here that I'd be happy with.

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