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(Fortune)   Everyone benefiting from the "Great Resignation" movement going on take a step forward. Not so fast middle-management and C-Suite suits   ( divider line
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1039 clicks; posted to Business » on 26 Jan 2022 at 5:05 PM (27 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

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2022-01-26 5:19:07 PM  
17 votes:

ajgeek: I was asked several times if I wanted a supervisory role. I'd like to think I was smart to not accept them.

/Ask me about my rectal craniomity

I've been voluntold for a whole series of management courses. I asked when in my schedule I was meant to fit them in, and was told that the brilliant part was that I could do them on my own time.

I only smiled politely, but the belly laugh in my soul was enjoyable.
2022-01-26 8:53:50 PM  
11 votes:

unixpro: I've bounced back and forth between manager and IC for most of my career, but I never started with a company wanting to be a manager.  I'm a programmer, and I like it that way.

These past few years, I've been freelancing and it's been great.  I make my own hours, don't pay attention to stupid, arbitrary HR garbage, and have been more productive than I've ever been.  I have little to no desire to become a manager again.

A past employer had a warning sign saying, "anyone who doesn't do unit tests will be promoted to management."
2022-01-27 8:59:38 AM  
3 votes:
Huh. Is there a single person in this thread that isn't in IT or software engineering?
2022-01-26 4:32:32 PM  
1 vote:
womp womp
2022-01-26 6:09:02 PM  
1 vote:
Too many managers making busywork to justify their headcount.  We could easily lose at least half of them without a meaningful loss of productivity.  And the people who actually do productive work would be loads happier for it.
2022-01-26 7:57:01 PM  
1 vote:
As an IC in a supply chain discipline, there are endless other options in Atlanta for me to consider and I constantly fend off recruiters.  The only reason I haven't taken another position is I've only been at my current company for 2 years, my manager is great, and I expect a promotion/significant pay raise in the next 3 months.

However, my boss is extremely overworked and visibly stressed. He is one of the only competent ones and is truly a good people manager. Others in my company, not so much.

If my boss leaves, then I start taking recruiters more seriously. If they try to promote me to my boss's job, the answer is "no" unless they pay me a shiatload more than I make now. There is a number that makes it work for me, but it is a high number. If they want to fill it with someone competent, they are going to have to compete with pay.
2022-01-27 10:01:44 AM  
1 vote:

Algebrat: Huh. Is there a single person in this thread that isn't in IT or software engineering?

Jokes on you, I only MANAGE software engineers.
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