Originally Posted by rodi
A (former) coworker recently left because he'd kind of been forced into management and couldn't escape without leaving the company. He found a job that is as an individual contributor... He was MUCH happier/more relaxed when we went for beers recently.
That is exactly why I stopped taking promotional tests after I went into the Fraud Section of the Police Department. Hey - 8 to 4 Monday to Friday, weekends and holidays off instead of rotating shift work, a bit shorter commute, and I'm getting to see DW a lot more often.
The only downside was a $5-$6K pay reduction (no overtime/holiday pay) but by that time the trade-off was more than worth it.