Out of curiosity,
I'm currently in a corporate bank and have a pretty good gig. I'm working about 45-55 hours a week consistently and make about 85-100k with low living expenses. Weekends ALWAYS free and loads of down time at work with the ability to take time to eat lunch or work out.
Recently I got a bit of an investment banking offer come my way for about 90-100k base salary, but its at a well known boutique, which WILL work you.
Out of curiosity, I'm just wondering what you guys would do. Which gig would you rather have? The promotion time frames are the same but at the CB theres a lot more job security and stability. I can also make some money from a side business on weekends.
Down the road, I'm wondering if its good to take the Director/MD route as a corporate banker, considering they can make 400k-1m working whatever hours they honestly feel like (generally like 9-5) with travel paid for.