Where do all the old programmers go?

Posted by Tony Lambert on Stack Overflow See other posts from Stack Overflow or by Tony Lambert
Published on 2009-01-09T16:58:20Z Indexed on 2010/03/21 15:31 UTC
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I know some people move over to management and some die... but where do the rest go and why?

One reason people change to management is that in some companies the "Programmer" career path is very short - you can get to be a senior programmer within a few years. Leaving no way to get more money but to become a manager.

In other companies project managers and programmers are parallel career paths so your project manager can be your junior.

Tony

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