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Careers Anonymous 39507

I am in software company and was just promoted to a manager position after being a software engineer for several years.
I don't like being non-technical but it's the only way I can progress up in our company.
The issue is, several people on my team have asked to transfer out already when word hit and one already put his two weeks in.
What do I do?

Anonymous 39509

>>39507>>39507
Abandon the company.

If "progressing in the company" only puts you in places you don't want to be. Go elsewhere.

Anonymous 39511

>The issue is, several people on my team have asked to transfer out already when word hit and one already put his two weeks in.

You must be very popular

Anonymous 39512

>>39509
I have this fear that it's the same case in other places.
Women get placed into all this middle management and then everyone just hates them.

Anonymous 39513

>>39507
Apply for a better technical job elsewhere. No offense OP but it sounds like you aren't manager material, unless everyone is just jelly they didn't get it. It sounds like it will be a Peter Principle situation and you'll be stuck there.

https://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/peter-principle.asp

This isn't a bad thing, you clearly have experience or skill as an engineer and another company would love to have you.

Anonymous 39514

>>39513
Pls no bully

Anonymous 39515

>>39514
How is this bullying?

Anonymous 39526

>>39515
You literally called me incompetent

Anonymous 39538

>>39526
>literally
That's not what that word means.

Anonymous 39549

>>39526
We have almost no information to go off OP, other than everyone else is leaving and you're getting promoted. Is anything else happening at work to make them leave?

>>39538
Actually, literally literally means literally now. Look it up :)

Anonymous 39555

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>>39549
>Actually, literally literally means literally now. Look it up :)
Well… shit.

I guess when enough people are being dumb it becomes true! Story of humanity in a nutshell.

Anonymous 39557

>>39526
>>39538

You probably are incompetent if it makes your entire team leave and people quit their jobs just on the idea that you would be promoted. If you want to earn more as a software engineer you have to switch jobs every 2 years or so or become a freelancer. Staying in a place where a "manager" makes more than an engineer is not a place where you will end up making a lot of money, you'll have to hone your skills through because from the little information you've given it doesn't appear like you're respected by your peers.

Anonymous 39558

>>39555
people who use the literal definition of the word literally are literally the most autistic people on the planet

Anonymous 39559

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>>39555
Autism. Imagine caring this much about language on an imageboard.

Anonymous 39560

>>39559
>on an imageboard
It's in the dictionary that "literally" sometimes means "figuratively" now.

Anonymous 39561

>>39560
Didn't ask

Anonymous 39564

Maybe they are just jealous because you graduated from code monkey rank

Anonymous 39565

>>39560
yes because words mean words mean whatever people use them for. theyre a construct of human invention, not handed down from god. its not dumb that meanings of words evolve, its natural

Anonymous 39568

>>39561
There was ambiguity between whether or not you thought that the word "literally" only had it's meaning change on imageboards or in general, it's almost as if imprecise language leads to ambiguity and misunderstandings when communicating with others.
>>39565
>its natural
Just because it is natural and/or inevitable does not make it a good thing. Furthermore, the main issue isn't that the definition has changed, but rather, it has introduced impreciseness where literally can mean what it normally does and the direct opposite with no discerning factor other than context. If anything abandoning literally altogether and forming a new word would be the appropriate course of action, until that word gets destroyed, and so on.

Anonymous 39573

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>>39538
Aww shiet nigga you got played!!
>>39561
Shit is an offensive word but… My man, you're THE shit. Your post is THE BEST shit in this thread.
>>39565
I don't like it either and love to ask people what do they mean when they say some trendy but ridiculous new buzz-catchphrase to me. Sadly that's just how language works. Stay old fashioned but you can't force other people to be the same as you. You will just have to accept this and move on

Anonymous 39582

>>39573
>Stay old fashioned but you can't force other people to be the same as you. You will just have to accept this and move on
If we were in China, you actually could force people to speak properly. In fact this is part of the founding legend of China's first emperor, and happened again after Mao. On a different note, any study into lingustics shows that adults always rapidly lose touch with the changes in language, because children learn language from their peers more than they do their parents and teachers. It is inevitable you will eventually "fall out of touch", so even as you rapidly try to adapt to the way language starts getting used, you will never catch up, you are simply outnumbered.

Anonymous 39588

>>39568
except its not bad and its not even remotely ambiguous. its very clear, unless youre literally autistic, whether someones using it literally or ironically, through context

Anonymous 39589

>>39582
>If we were in China
Thank God thousandfold that I'm not.
>study into lingustics shows that adults always rapidly lose touch with the changes in language, because children learn language from their peers

Good. I mostly talk with people a lot older than me. The way I talk with anyone but close friends is… Neutral. I only use neologisms and inside memes when talking with close friends. Although you'd be surprised how fast old people at my workplace (40-55yo) pick up on new words. I dunno 'bout English but that's how it works for me in my mother tongue - Polish. One thing I noticed is that kids online use a lot of acronyms (thanks usa) unknown to me.
>>39509
Fpbp

Anonymous 39594

>>39588
>except its not bad
Never made the assertion it was bad, I made the assertion that it leads to ambiguity and miscommunication.
>and its not even remotely ambiguous. its very clear, unless youre literally autistic, whether someones using it literally or ironically, through context
>>39559
>about language on an imageboard.
Does this refer to "language" as the concept of communicating between individuals or does it refer to the language used on imageboards? With no quotation marks you have fucked up the "use/mention" case of linguistics.

Anonymous 39595

>>39526
I said it sounded like you weren't manager material. That's not calling you incompetent or bullying. Not everyone is good at everything. That's ok.

The Peter Principle says that you are good at your previous technical role. Again, not calling you incompetent or bullying.

I also said that you have experience, skills, and everyone else could be jealous.

Anonymous 39657

>>39555
>says really but won't say literally (LITERALLY synonyms)
>says guess when means suppose
did you know words are not strictly defined static essentialist taxonomies but freeform semantic ranges applied contextually? literally has been well-established as an intensifier for hundreds of years now.

Anonymous 39896

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meh, if youre getting "undeserved" promostions you should try to shoehorn your way into a cushy FAGNAMI job



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