If you’re currently a manager (or any position that’s no longer really considered “hands on”), do you occasionally think back and ask yourself, would you choose the same career path if you had to do it all over again?
Maybe others saw you as being better at managing people, process, timelines, budgets, strategic direction, etc. and over time have persuaded/advised you to continue down this more non-technical path.
Since then, you’ve lost the ability, skills, and confidence to roll up your sleeves and troubleshoot a coding problem.
At least in a time-effective manner, so you rely on others to do it, but you always tend to have that “itch”.
“Stand back, watch a seasoned pro work his/her magic”
“It took how long? back in my day…”
This feeling might even compound when most of the buzz and opportunities nowadays are around Developers, Architects, etc.
Especially, if you’re in the job market, it seems that technical roles are 20:1 compared to managerial positions.
I imagine that you’re not alone if the above struck a chord…