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Re: My "Should I take this inhouse job" thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:28 pm

This seems like a no brainer to me. I would take this job in a second. You’re a fourth year in niche area that can go be a generalist in house at a stable large company with better work life balance (2300 hours fucking sucks) and somehow get higher pay (115k base + 144-240k bonus wtf?)?

The only negatives I see in your post are cubicle (get over it) and commute (would be way more than made up for by leaving at 6...).

Oh, and you’re going to quit in a year or two anyway. Why are you even asking this?

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Re: My "Should I take this inhouse job" thread

Postby lawhopeful100 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:40 pm

Yea seems like a good opportunity for you. Congrats.

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Re: My "Should I take this inhouse job" thread

Postby Sacred Cow » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:43 pm

By "60k quarterly bonus" you mean 60k spread out over the course of the year, not 60k every quarter, right? Because if it's the latter then I don't know how this would be a tough decision at all. Even if it's spread out, this sounds like a fantastic opportunity and you should take it, especially if you think you'll leave the firm anyway. Sounds like these jobs are pretty tough to get in your market.

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Re: My "Should I take this inhouse job" thread

Postby 1styearlateral » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:51 pm

Anonymous User wrote:The only negatives I see in your post are cubicle (get over it) and commute (would be way more than made up for by leaving at 6...).

This would be my hangup, but otherwise a great deal.

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Re: My "Should I take this inhouse job" thread

Postby misterjames » Fri Mar 02, 2018 3:02 pm

$60k per quarter?!? Dude take this position. Buy a lotto ticket while you're at it.

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Re: My "Should I take this inhouse job" thread

Postby Anonymous User » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:22 pm

Thanks everyone! Appreciate the sanity check.

And the $60k figure is annual, but the the bonus is payable quarterly. So ~$15k/quarter, assuming it is paid.

And I agree the commute would suck. I guess I'll have to find some way to use that time in a marginally productive way. But I think a regular 7am-6:30pm work day, with downtime in the middle, would beat the ups and downs of biglaw. Over time at least.



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