The narrative I've heard is that upon becoming manager, you get to become a bit more "master of your own schedule."

Managers and above: what has this looked like for you?

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Basically, no ones ever looking after me or wanting me anywhere specific. My supervisors trust that I will do what’s needed from a client and team perspective (both relationship wise and getting work done wise). Pre COVID, I’d say the thing that keeps me the most tethered to a specific location is helping out and coaching my teams as needed. Client meetings would be generally more formally scheduled so it’s easier to plan a few on a day when on site.

All this allows for work to be largely done on my own schedule, especially during slower times. When it’s busier or deadlines are coming up it’s harder to find the flexibility but that’s expected.


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