[Novalug] OT: Career change from hands-on to less hands-on
greg at pryzby.org
Thu Sep 20 10:17:41 EDT 2007
On Thu, Sep 20, 2007 at 09:07:21AM -0400, Ben Creitz wrote:
> I am worried about the future prospect of transitioning into a role
> which is a "step up", but which involved less hands-on work and more
> project planning. My fear is that I will immediately start to lose
> the skills that I enjoy using, and therefore not only enjoy myself
> less at work, but also lock myself in to management-type positions for
> the remainder of my career.
heh.... moving back and forth is possible depending on the employer
and if they are enlightened. if you are capable of learning techie
stuff, then just because u don't use it doesn't mean it won't come
back or u can't learn the latest tool.
> I am interested in thoughts from anybody who has similar worries, or
> from those who have made the leap and survived, changed for the
> better, for the worse, etc.
I have moved back and forth. i run stuff at home and help others, so
that keeps me relatively sharp.
greg pryzby greg at pryzby dot org
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