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From: "John Jardine"
Subject: Re: Cutting corners?
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 15:33:54 -0000
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it wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Hello everyone,
> I read the posted salary survey and it indicates that only the good
> engineers are rewarded by getting promoted to management thus getting a
> higher salary. If the incentive for good work is money through management
> than I am wondering perhaps there is another route for engineers to
> - It seems to me in order to become a Design engineering manager you need
> get a PhD nowadays, much harder than getting an MBA and becoming business
> finance manager, so why not cut corners to better income ?
> (design is not so great anyway when you hit deadlines or lose track of
> current stuff)
> - Can some of the pros let me in what becomes most important with
> experience, age and family ( right now I love design puzzles, being around
> smart people and doing teamwork but I suppose as I mature my views on
> are going to change?)
> Hope for advice
(I'm sure I've seen this post [in other guise] twice before)
It is *not* a 'promotion' to move to management. It is just another job that
pays more money for doing less.
From a companies POV it would be a stupid waste of talent if good engineers
have to take the management path in order to get more cash.
(Notice I say 'good' engineers).
What gets me is a smug management perception that engineers 'lack' some
certain vital qualities (to be divined only by the management themselves)
sufficient that skilled people can only be allowed to sit on a 'lower' rung
of the pecking order.
The management class will at all times, fight tooth and nail to maintain
this status quo.
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