I've been at it about the same amount of time although I'm a little bit older, having switched careers in the 80's. I've certainly followed a different path, mainly winding my way through the corporate IT world for the past 25 years or so.
One of the interesting questions you've been asked is about why you didn't move into management. My answer is that I would have stayed on the career path I was on in the early 80's if I had wanted to do that. I've had some opportunities to move in a management direction but I turned them down.
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