Thoughts on What’s Next Career Wise

Her majesty (the wife) got promoted a few months ago to Senior Manager, what Individual Contributors would call Lead Engineer; effectively a manager of many teams which includes IC contributions as well. Despite my Staff Engineer title I had for a year, she’s now higher than me.

She did this with a 3-4 career hiatus to be at home with the kids. Getting back in the game was brutal, but she did it. I’ve always felt for the first part of her career, and mine, we were learning a ton, and belonged as n00bs.

Fast forward to manager/master engineer years, and I felt she was hired below her capabilities, and some days/weeks, I felt the same about me. Fast forward to now, and I’m unclear what’s next for us both.

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