Don't do it! It is MUCH easier in the fortune 500-100 world. I left a "big" company and now am the CIO of a SMB, it sucks. I am responsible for everything, and I do mean everything! Security, Database, Servers, Desktops, Computer Room, Phone Systems, Fire Alarms, Light Bulbs......... Yes I have 4 employees but they are all niche players, everything falls on my plate and I make less than when I was with a Fortune 500.
OK The commute is 10 minutes but I find I make it at 4:30AM. I didn't leave for NYC until 7 when working there.
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