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Guy Emerson
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Joined: Dec 14, 2010
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hi ,

I have work experience of 5 years in java development. Now it about time to do a little bit of introspection and setting the goals right. I am being offered management roles involving frequent client interactions and I have a very good command over english language, creative as a person: write poems, do painting, do singing and extreamly fit as a person, hit the gym regularly, unmarried. Technologies I dealt with struts, xml, xslt, ejb, hibernate. scrum,fdd, Kanban.

Should I go ahead with the man-management roles or stick to the developers role? which one will bear more result and satisfaction for me as a person.


Regards

Guy
harshvardhan ojha
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Joined: Jul 26, 2007
Posts: 157
    
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it seems you have both the capabilities, so why don't you take a technical lead role, where you won't code but always help others to resolve their problems, at the same time manage clients also.
Jeanne Boyarsky
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Joined: May 26, 2003
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Guy Emerson wrote:Should I go ahead with the man-management roles or stick to the developers role? which one will bear more result and satisfaction for me as a person.
'Nobody Which do you like better? Different people like different things. I wouldn't be happy in a person management role. Others are.


Harshvardhan: A good tech lead still codes. Not as frequently as when the whole job is coding of course.


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harshvardhan ojha
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Jeanne i agree with you. And what else could be more better, but I thought Guy won't get much time coding as he has to maintain client base also.
 
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