Charity Majors @mipsytipsy CTO @honeycombio, ex-Parse, Facebook, Linden Lab; cowrote Database Reliability Engineering; loves whiskey, rainbows. I test in production and so do you. 🌈🖤 Nov. 03, 2019 1 min read

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.

* why?
* how?
* 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

🧚‍♂️interview you🧚‍♀️

and

🌷write your story for you🌷

now that's fucking service


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