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How Should I Address ''Potential Portables'' in an Interview?

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I am a senior associate with some portable business. I am looking for a job in today's market with a straight base compensation, but I find that everyone just wants to talk about my potential portables (which are tentative at best) once they hear that I have some business. Is it impossible to find a normal service role today instead of a rainmaking role at my level? Should I stop mentioning my portables to potential employers, although I think that they do add something to my candidacy? I don't want an eat-what-you-kill compensation structure, but, inevitably, the conversation goes in that direction as soon as ''potential portables'' are mentioned. Help!
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