I got introduced to one of our VPs yesterday as “he’s basically our second in command over reporting.”
Not officially, but the first in command does leverage me as a quasi team-lead, especially in his absence.
Always nice to get recognition, if not actually paid, for your extra effort. 🙂
Actually I’ve been approached twice now about whether or not I’d be interested in a people-managing type of role here. I do have supervisory experience but have never had direct reports. I was kinda on the fence about it, but lately am leaning toward getting my feet wet in that world. If I don’t like it, I can always go back to an individual contributor role.
I tell ya, this place, while not my dream job, certainly pads the resume with extra experience to help me out down the road. Fortunately I like it well enough I don’t have any immediate plans to move on. Think I’ll just continue to sit back and see where this ride takes me.