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Today they announced my new position at our staff meeting: "Manager of Interactive and Operations Business Systems". Which basically means I am a day-to-day manager of software development for business units in those categories. I have 5 people that report to me (same team I was working with as a Lead Developer). I've known about the change for several months now.. Glad it is finally out of the bag.

I am planning on being a "working manager" at least for a while. I'll still be doing a lot of software design and probably even some coding, though I'm sure that will probably slow down once I get sucked into the swirling vortex of never- ending meetings. To stay technical I am still going to be doing user group stuff and working on pet projects, so no fears there. I'm pretty excited about the new position- I enjoy the people side of things as much as the technology. Hopefully that will stay true for a while :)

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  • though I'm sure that will probably slow down once I get sucked into the swirling vortex of never- ending meetings.

    You know things have gotten out of hand when you start getting required to go to meetings about reducing the number and length of meetings in your company. Having meetings to plan other meetings is also generally a bad sign.
    • You know things have gotten out of hand when you start getting required to go to meetings about reducing the number and length of meetings in your company. Having meetings to plan other meetings is also generally a bad sign.

      Heheh... I think I had a few of those at my former company. I also remember the infamous "pre-meeting" and "post-meeting meeting". The former being when everyone wanted to get together to figure out what to say at the meeting. The later being required to analyze what a certain VP meant,

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