| ||Ask HN: Individual Contributor or Manager? What Was Your Motivation?|
2 points by yawz 10 days ago | hide | past | web | favorite | 1 comment |
|I work in software development, which is still a relatively young industry. It is well-known that our industry pushes individual contributors (ICs) into managerial roles. But I also recognize that some of us make that decision more deliberately.|
I also realize that there are "technical leadership" roles that may not align perfectly with "line management". And these roles may allow us to keep a hand in technology as a maker, but also give us a taste of what management could be like.
I'd like to ask the HN community about what made them chose one track over the other? What was your motivation? What is it that still keeps you on the same path? Or are you even on the same path (maybe you went back and forth, tried different things)?
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