In a position where I was able to swing a solid PE offer at a fund that I like with solid a work life balance and career progression outlook within the firm. The issue is they want me to start before I get paid my 3rd year analyst bonus (expecting ~$120k+). They want me to start by the end of February, but my bonus is paid out in mid June.
Would you leave the bonus behind for a decent PE job? Should I ask them to pay the bonus out?
Last comment, not really too worried about staying in banking (in terms of busting my a** for the hours etc.) for a few more months as the 3rd year has been relatively chill with easy work hours - so happy to cruise along, collect the checks + bonus and then bounce.