• Cysioland
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    10 months ago

    Ah yes, the perennial question, “am I worthy of applying for senior jobs already?”

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      10 months ago

      “No, but somehow I got the job and I’m completely out of my depth.”

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        10 months ago

        I have that with management roles.

        Before I started working for myself, I would end up being the manager, every goddamn time.

        I’m a diagnosed autistic and am best if I just get a target to hit, no matter how elusive and unattainable and I WILL hit that target, even if I have to learn some obscure 1970’s COBOL dialect to do so.

        But nooo, they keep promoting me to management, because I natural take control of a groups workflow (only because I’m the person that sees the way to the target, when no one else can).

        Why not just let me be Senior and team lead instead of always making me a manager!

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          10 months ago

          Fellow autistic here. I’ve turned down advancement opportunities because they would’ve put me on the path towards middle management positions.

      • datendefekt@lemmy.ml
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        10 months ago

        Are you me? I got a chance for a gig as enterprise architect and most of the time I have no idea what I’m doing.