I would be appreciative of your thoughts on this. I have the luxury of choosing between two roles. Either
1) A regional management role for global firm very similar to my current role. Remuneration is similar. eg. $100K, Or
2) A technical, mainly independent contributor role at a smaller domestic firm which brings in 70% more in guaranteed bonuses over two years. eg $170K. The motivation for the firm being to attract talent.
This seems to be a real choice between career or high remuneration for a over a two year period.
Any thoughts from you on the consequences of "stepping out" of a career for a couple of years? Money now is better than money later? Go for the career and the remuneration will soon follow?
I would really appreciate your thoughts on this. I am also aware that analysts are expecting a recession (or depression) through to 2012!