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Any reason not to take this inhouse offer?

Just received an offer from a former client. I'm 5-6 years o jdtrash07/21/17
How are you leaving money on the table? You can always take blakesq07/21/17
I've talked to some friends who left. They got jobs in the 1 jdtrash07/21/17
And no commuting costs which isn't insignificant depending o therover07/21/17
Well with a caveat that those offers were all in NYC/SF. Hig jdtrash07/21/17
Given everything you've said, it seems your current offer is inho2solo07/22/17
Is this 100% remote? If so, and you're willing to live in a shikes07/22/17
jdtrash (Jul 21, 2017 - 8:13 am)

Just received an offer from a former client. I'm 5-6 years out with 3 years biglaw experience and 2 inhouse.I'm currently in biglaw and it has been a huge grind and I remember why I left in the first place. I work in a secondary city so my pay scale is pretty low, 145 including bonus. 165+10% bonus is their final offer. The kicker is that due to the industry, everyone in legal works remote. Industry is technology services. The only downside is that the work isn't the most exciting. Mostly commercial contracts (which is similar to the work I do now anyways).

I've moved around a bit so 3 jobs in 5 years so I want to find a place to stay in the long run. The part that concerns me is that tech trans is very very marketable and I am getting a ton of interviews even with my high flight risk. I feel like I'm leaving money on the table by taking it.

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blakesq (Jul 21, 2017 - 8:20 am)

How are you leaving money on the table? You can always take a new job with a better offer.

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jdtrash (Jul 21, 2017 - 9:02 am)

I've talked to some friends who left. They got jobs in the 180 + 20% bonus with stock as well. However, the job is remote, which allows me to live in a low cost or no income tax area. I also don't want to keep changing jobs.

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therover (Jul 21, 2017 - 2:53 pm)

And no commuting costs which isn't insignificant depending on where you live.

But if 180k plus 20% is market rate your offer is ~$35k shy.

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jdtrash (Jul 21, 2017 - 3:16 pm)

Well with a caveat that those offers were all in NYC/SF. High income tax and high COL.

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inho2solo (Jul 22, 2017 - 12:12 pm)

Given everything you've said, it seems your current offer is pretty comparable to what your friends were getting.

Are you capable of working from home? I have less trouble goofing off when I'm actually in the office.

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shikes (Jul 22, 2017 - 12:24 pm)

Is this 100% remote? If so, and you're willing to live in a secondary market (or less), you may end up making more money in the long run. A friend I graduated with lives in Texas, took 20k less than other people we graduated with that went to NYC, but makes very clearly much more than them based on commute + COL.

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