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The pandemic has taken a toll on my as far as learning how to be a manager while still doing the work. Considering taking a role a level below so I can just focus on the work. Any thoughts or advice?

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NEVER title down. I'm sure there's fringe exceptions but yeah, don't do it unless you're damned sure.

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Unless you know it isn't, assume it is. As a leader you shouldn't be burning out. You need to be the cool head. DM me if you want to talk through learning to manage. It's pretty easy all things considered but you wouldn't know it looking around you. Happy to provide some proper mentorship!

Granted I’ll be taking pay cut but it’ll be tough with a young kid and all.

It’s an independent shop that does the kind of work that I want. And they have great work/life balance because they’re not from the US.

I did this. I applied to a role at a new agency that was below my previous title. It was during the pandemic and at the time, I really just needed a job. I actually have quite a bit more experience than my CD and I know they were concerned about this during the interview stage. But you know what? It’s actually been great. My CD asks for my advice when he wants it otherwise, I’m back to doing the work and don’t have to worry about all the managing minutia that came with my old title. Advertising is actually fun again. Sure, it’s less money but I get to sign off most evenings and have dinner with my wife and kids instead of dealing with emails and texts all night/weekend or sitting through soul crushing meetings all day.

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