Hey,

Plans are plans but sometimes reality has something different for us. I hadn’t planned to skip two weeks but after an exhausting week followed a week of sickness.

What does career change mean? Is it about climbing up a ladder, is it changing the purpose of your work? There’s a common misconception in many companies. When, for example, developers get promoted they at some point become a manager. But this is not climbing up the job ladder, instead it’s a completely different job that requires different skills and motivation. It’s why so many people get upset with their own jobs, with their developers, or vice versa with their manager. It would be much better if you give people the opportunity to change the job if they want to be a manager and then help them learn the different skillset. But most importantly, as nearly everywhere such promotions are related with a salary raise it is important to let people stay in their area of work (e.g. development) while giving them a raise. There’s little use to pay people who aren’t comfortable in their position more than people who are. Let your employees decide what they wanna be — independent of salaries. And as an employee we should make job decisions not based on money but based on where we can add most value with our work and feel comfortable with.

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