« on: July 10, 2010, 12:55:42 PM »
Ours is a very flat management structure, so lateral is possible. We have workers, first line supers and the chief; all those jobs have the same skills set, and other than personality issues, anyone can move into any of the positions. I hate managing people, so I've avoided moving into a full-time supervisor position, preferring to be a temp project lead (both pay the same!). I mainly want to get out from under an annoying supervisor.
We have a large pool of part-time, quasi retired workers who come in to fill shifts, so I could eventually move over to that if I avoid burning my bridges first. Some of those guys make more than I do with overtime; and as their average age is 67, there are constant openings.
We (only slightly) joke that if we could hire zombies for those positions, we would.