Gave up promotion to manager in current career track to be on a project in a different career track, doing work that I am more interested in, but have zero experience in - yay or nay?

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The grass always looks greener on the other side. Be careful.

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Nay. The point of the experience is the promotion

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Yay. If you're going to pivot, pivot now. Cost of that decision increases further up the ladder

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OP. You always think that its better to start something that you want, but when you're there, is it really what you want? I'd take the promotion

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A1, care to explain what you mean?

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