Private Credit $350k+ working 0-20 hours a week. Crazy for leaving?
I'm a VP at a MM direct lending firm ($5-10B AUM) in NYC making $350-400k, while putting in an average of 0-20 hours per week (still WFH). This has been my schedule for the past 2-3 years. I have full autonomy over deal execution, so there's almost no chance I get blown up before a weekend or have to do late nights. I can't remember the last time I worked past 6pm or on a weekend. The downside is that comp obviously is below market and growth isn't great (think $20-40k bumps per annum), so I've been thinking about moving on to a different shop where I'd probably get paid $100k or so more. Am I crazy for considering leaving what many would consider the ultimate lifestyle gig? I'm not hurting for cash but it would be nice to get comped in line with my peers from my analyst class.