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I have been dodging management for decades, tried it once and found I was a really crappy manager. I think if you stick with your development the management opportunity will be thrust upon you sooner or later and then make the choice. Mind you a serious increase in income is always tempting
Good luck with whichever path you decide to take.
Never underestimate the power of human stupidity
Seriously, do not take advice from strangers. Decisions like this need to be based entirely on your own experience of your present company versus your expectations of the new one. Where do you see yourself three or five years from now, and which job do you think will get you there? Which is more important, being a programmer, being a manager, being paid more money, job satisfaction, location, fitting in with colleagues, etc. etc. ?
Thanks Richard. That's what I am doing. I think I have come to a conclusion that I am going to stay considering the new challenges they have thrown my way and where I see myself in couple of years time. It will best to broaden my skill set rather than doing what am currently doing that is just programming.
Sometimes, it's really good to ask professionals about their view. I know lot of people said to move on but I think it will be better to stay at this point of time. May be I am doing a mistake but time will tell and both ways I will learn something for sure.
Taking a counteroffer is generally job suicide. Most people who take them leave within a year or two anyway because the stuff that made them look elsewhere still makes the job they stayed in suck, employers know this and frequently abuse them as a way to hold on to you just long enough to hire your replacement. At which point you're fired and don't have a new job lined up to move into.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
No company wants that, ever. And to a certain extent it's not a bad idea - if you're not a team-sized company wild mavericks are actually more destructive than useful (I'm living in a company full of mavericks and it's hell. It's like worikng on an open source project.)
* CALL APOGEE, SAY AARDWOLF
* GCS d--- s-/++ a- C++++ U+++ P- L- E-- W++ N++ o+ K- w+++ O? M-- V? PS+ PE- Y+ PGP t++ 5? X R++ tv-- b+ DI+++ D++ G e++>+++ h--- ++>+++ y+++* Weapons extension: ma- k++ F+2 X
* Never pay more than 20 bucks for a computer game.
* I'm a puny punmaker.
Indeed. Several years ago, a management yabbo had us document our "software development process" and what we perceived the problems to be. I used the phrase "scheduling an invention" at one point, since that's how a lot of our schedules came to be. The yabbo told us that "software development was not an inventive process".
Since that time I've steadfastly refused to participate in any patent processes here. Software development isn't inventive? Okay, then no patents, f***ers.