How I switched careers without realizing it.
Getting promoted to management is more akin to a fork in the road than a rung on a ladder.
My phone buzzed urgently. It was my manager, calling to tell me the news.
“Are you ready for this? Things are happening fast.” She was excited, talking quickly, and I could hear the smile in her voice. The leadership team had been in a group offsite all day and I was hearing about all the changes practically in real-time. I’d just discovered my manager, Gina*, was being promoted…