- Do not get involved, you have no experience - whispered an inner voice.
- But if not me, then who?
There was no time left for reflection. Everyone looked at him.
Denis nodded and turned to the client:
- I am responsible for your project. With these words, his managerial career began ...
Get on your feet
Having defended his diploma with honors, Denis, like all his fellow students, was more worried about getting at least some job - at that time there were not many positions for beginner programmers. If he could choose from different possibilities - he would like to create systems for factories, factories and mass production. But the factories in his city did not care about automated systems - they fought against corruption, government regulations and rats. The dream seemed unattainable, and the money was needed. So he accepted the first proposed junior network marketing position.
Initially, the ideology of network marketing inspired him with disgust. He hated this kind of sales. And his dislike was only intensified by the “blackies” in the neighboring rooms and the turnover of staff. "My job is to write code" - Denis said to himself every time, crossing the threshold of the apartment, which served as the office of the company. With the same motivation, he studied the theory of network marketing. The mathematics behind the business model was interesting and gradually the emotions faded into the background. The team played an important role in this, many worked in the “second shift”, studying at the institute, and never complained. Denis wanted to help them with something. Therefore, when the company ran out of investments, he, along with the same enthusiasts, took on side projects in order to “survive”.
He became a manager because there was no one else. When the client at the meeting asked who would be the responsible person, then for some reason everyone looked at him and he had no choice but to nod in the affirmative. Well, if you got involved, you have to do it.
He could not find examples to follow. Those whom he has seen in a managerial position so far were rather disrespectful and set an example of how not to do it. Therefore, he found the best practices and immediately began to thoroughly study PMBok.
All PMI advice was followed rigorously and the project was completed on time and on budget. It's a pity that the projects that keep the company afloat ended in the same way as the team's enthusiasm, and he entered the labor market again.
A somewhat specific company
His managerial experience in the online business was in demand and he was soon offered a job in a company with a dubious past, but a great future.
- How do you feel about the fact that you have to work with several, ahem ... specific content?
- I have to work - I will work.
Once again, he decided to focus on the bright side of technical development. He was interested in a new mobile direction. It attracted minimalism and the absence of unnecessary elements.
Upon closer acquaintance with the company, he drew attention to the ideal processes, thanks to which each new employee turned into a “full-fledged combat unit” in just a few days. All the necessary tools and accesses - immediately upon arrival. The salary is on time. Any step is described in the policy. If difficulties arise, read the instructions.
Although a little pestered by the forced security measures and concerns of the management of the safety of information.
Everything that happens inside should not leave the perimeter. Cameras and writing devices are everywhere. It's not that you can't ask unnecessary questions. You can ask - just no one will answer them, tk. no one has a complete picture.
But every deviation from the norm raised questions from the security service. Why do you need to know something that does not belong to your area of responsibility? Why was I late? Why are you staying longer at work?
“My friends work in grocery companies, where they are introduced to the mission, values and culture on the first day. What is our mission? Create a conveyor for generating income, using the fast cloning pipeline of "fighters"? " - Denis thought, admiring the beautiful blue spruce trees in the backyard of the office building.
“It's so strange, I always wanted to create mass production and robotization. It seems like I came to my dream - it only looks like someone's tough, and very well-aimed joke. " - through the fluffy branches, barbed wire peeped through the neighboring territory of the old factory, resonating with his heavy thoughts.
"You can't imagine a better illustration on purpose."
The sudden alarm on the phone interrupted his thoughts and brutally brought him back to reality. Immediately behind it is an automatic call from the data center. The monitoring system has been triggered.
- Misha, Stop playing FIFA, Spain fell.
-… I'm going. - Misha immediately turned off the play station and went to fix the failure on the server.
Spain was raised. The conveyor must not be idle.
This is a great job for those who don't care what they do. Denis was worried.
“I don’t want to work here anymore,” Denis said to his boss after a couple of months.
- I see. You know where to get the instructions. You pass Sat, 2 days to transfer cases.
Denis chose the third company more carefully. Offers have already poured down on him from all over the market, like juicy fruits from trees in a good year. Games, interactive platforms, online casinos, online commerce ... The choice fell on large e-commerce product with ambitious ideas. “Direct influence on the country's economy,” Denis explained to himself his decision.
There were values, culture, and interesting projects. Smart optimization and analytics. Professional friendly team.
In a word, a dream job. It would seem that in the coming years you can enjoy your favorite work, successfully combining it with a hobby in your free time - Denis has always liked motorcycles.
What about the dream? After 9 years, one of those warm spring days will come when the sun is shining, and a huge puddle of melted snow at your feet invites you to the notable mud pokatushki. He will take a day off and, on the way to the coveted off-road, a few minutes before the connection disappears in a hurry, he will answer the call of his mobile. And in some strange way, in a couple of days will be on the interview.
- I AM interviewed a couple of dozen candidates, and for some reason I want you to take this position. - despite the mild wording, the CEO of the company, on the contrary, did not doubt her intentions.
- I perfectly understand that our offer may not be the most attractive for you, because you have never encountered the real sector, production and logistics. And it would be more interesting for you to work with an advanced software product - she continued. “But I consciously accept these risks, because we want to give our customers the best technology has come to. Believe me, they really need it now.
- Yes, this is not a dream job, but a minefield of risks - thought Denis - but who else will help you if not me?