I had experience as an accountant but managed to shift gears and start working in software development. It took me years.
I asked my boss not to tell anyone about my experience in finance as I didn’t want to be judged for my origin story. A year in, today,
he told my director about my history and now I have a whole ass finance related project on my plate.
I know they need my expertise here but god fucking damn it I feel like I can’t escape. I feel like my manager threw me under a bus and forced my hand in the effort to try to prevent a catastrophic failure. He gave me a speech about not letting the team down.
I’ve watched them struggle for awhile with things I knew I could fix. But I’m in software development now. Atleast, I tried to be. Those problems weren’t mine to solve. I did not want them. I wanted to move on.