Stepping Back From A Management Position?

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about wanting to return to a non-managerial position: I want to go back to the original position I was hired for.

I was promoted last year to manager. My personal circumstances have now changed, and I feel my boss has increased my load and my wages have not. I want to go back to the original position I was hired for. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Signed, Can I Go Back?

Dear Can I Go Back?:

Many years ago, a sage said you couldn’t step in the same river twice. Can you get your old job back? Maybe. Maybe not. You should know the answer to that question better than I. It might depend on who has been assigned to do what you did before being promoted to manager and if there is someone in the wings willing and capable to take the job you have now.

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