Quitting to do REPE
I'd like some advice on quitting my current IB job to go do REPE.
Some background: started in August and have been consistently working 70-80h weeks and almost every weekend. The work is interesting and I like my group but the hours are soul crushing. I barely have time to work out during the week and every weekend I'm just one email ask away from ruining my very limited social life.
Ever since starting I've just been dreaming about how to make it on my own and have gotten into real estate investing.
I've realized I am going to need experience in the RE industry before I can start something for myself and was wondering what an analyst/associates life is like in REPE.
Do you still have intense hours & weekend work? What is comp like? Do you think you are gaining the knowledge to break out on your own in 3-5 years time?
If I stay where I am I'm expecting a $60-100k bonus on top of my $100k base.
Thanks for any responses!