I feel like there needs to be a ceremony or a party for managers when they go back to being ICs.
Burn some sage, change your email, paint your calendar black. Burn a sheaf of perf reviews. Dance naked on desks in the dead of night, softly chanting "not my problem, not my pr--"
Ahem. But this reminds me. We need to hear these stories. If you go from being a manager, director, VP etc to a senior IC role, I beg you to PLEASE write about it.
* how did you build institutional support?
* what has been most surprising?
* what's next?
If you write one, @dschenkelman or anyone else, I hereby offer myself as proofreader and editor.
And I will start a collection of these stories and link to it from this post, so they're easy to find. https://www.google.com/amp/s/charity.wtf/2017/05/11/the-engineer-manager-pendulum/amp/ …. So if you write one, be sure and DM or tag me. 🙏
Hey -- I can even do one better. If you had an interesting experience but aren't confident or struggle writing, I will pair with someone to
🌷write your story for you🌷
now that's fucking service
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