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Project management roles are the worst

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You run around like a chicken with their head cut off trying to get status updates to update your action items and decisions -- you end up just annoying the client because you're bugging them that they have to get things done on time, pressure from both sides, basically a paper pusher/record keeper

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PMO is the worst. Total overkill and nothing but pushing paper.

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Yes. Till the project becomes yellow and red and everyone acts like they had no idea or indication. It's a necessary evil.

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I actually enjoy those

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A secretary on steroids

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Nobody cares about project management when things are going well, everyone complains about not having good project managers when things are going poorly. It's unfortunately such a thankless job. But as a non-PM, leave me alone. I have better things to do than to log work papers because you can't find them...

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How so?

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