Will you take weekly travel job for extra 100k after-tax money?
I got an offer from F/G in Bay Area, and I consider it a career level-up. My wife doesn’t want to move (for kids’ school and her own career) and encourage me to travel every week, taking Monday morning flight and Friday evening flight. She can support that for 1-2 years.
Taking off tax, rent, and air tickets, I am looking at 100k more take-home money (25% increase to home income), more importantly, I will have F/G stamped on my resume.
The downside is obvious: leaving home, less time with kids, traveling is not fun.
Upside: I’ve spent my entire career at Microsoft and in my mid 30s and don’t see any chance of partner promotion. F/G gives me opportunity to manage a team and work on a product that touches 1 billion users.