Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED

Subject: Re: New position? - FEEDBACK NEEDED
From: linda_sims -at- vanguard -dot- com
To: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2007 12:01:10 -0400

Gene Kim-Eng wrote on 04/23/2007 11:51:01 AM:

> I don't think it's a no-brainer at all. The question asked by the
> OP's manager (what do you want to do?) is often the hardest
> question there is to answer. Practical considerations aside, if
> a possible position is not what one *wants* to do, one's
> chances for success and satisfaction in the position are already
> handicapped.
> Gene Kim-Eng
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "James Barrow" <vrfour -at- verizon -dot- net>
> > This is a no-brainer.
> >
> > Your current position is here: (_)
> > Becoming a supervisor would put you here: (-)
> >
> > Take the position. Learn XML. Don't look back, and stop trying to
> > yourself out of it.

I agree with Gene. I always make it clear to anyone who hires me that I am
not interested in, nor would I be happy in, a management position. I love
to write, I love to find out how things work and how to push the limits of
what they're capable of. I'd be miserable in a job that didn't let me
"play with the toys" and, truly, I find that managing my personal projects
and deadlines to be about as much as I want to handle.

Management isn't a good choice for everyone; there are companies out there
now which recognize this and provide a promotion ladder on the technical
side that doesn't include moving into management.

Lin Sims
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