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Discussion on: Why Older People Struggle In Programming Jobs

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John Peters

Don't burn bridges they say. But others say Burn them all, or don't leave.

One thing is for sure, if one returns to the same job, nothing will have changed short of a full manager purge. That rarely happens, and sometimes; the new regime is worse than the last.

meet the new boss, same as the old boss...

One mistake I made early on was not understanding the pressure 1st line managers have. I always mistakenly thought their hovering was just to bug me personally. Now that's funny right there.

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Adam Nathaniel Davis Author

I personally think that, in software development, being a "1st line manager" is the absolute worst place to be. It's like you get the worst of both worlds.

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John Peters

100% in agreement. It's the number 1 political position requiring chameleon like color changes.