I’ve spent most of my professional career in salaried positions. From my first job after college at a top tier management consultancy, to a decade working in venture capital, to a leadership position in a tech startup, I’ve always had a base salary with some level of variable bonus. These were competitive roles with competitive comp. They also came with an expectation that the title and the salary meant I was effectively always available to work.

Early in my career my fellow Bain ACs and I wore our 80+ hour work weeks like badges of honor. Work life balance wasn’t…

MJ Maloof

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