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8 Years a Manager

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This article is part of a series, "eight years a manager."

I worked as an Operations Manager for Intel in Hudson, MA for eight years. Working as a manager in a High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) setting was one of the toughest jobs that I’ve ever had.

I don’t think the challenges I faced were unique to being in manufacturing. It was more tied to being a rookie manager--Full disclosure, I wasn't totally a rookie. I managed graduate students and student workers when I worked in Athletic Marketing at the University of Connecticut.

During my 8 year tenure at Intel I learned a lot and my mission is to share what I learned in my writing.

I will cover everything from being a manager to how I became one of the first employee brand ambassadors for Intel and later worked on the actual programing side for that same brand ambassador program.

I’ll also talk about the years I spent working as a side-hustler (running my own business while still working for Intel). I’ll provide my perspective on what I see going on in the world of work and the skills and posture needed to be successful.

I'll talk about the things you're not "supposed," to talk about. Like what it was like working in a place where many times you feel you just didn't fit in and yours talents weren't being leveraged.

As I write this I'm open to answering questions if it helps you move forward in your career or helps you to move your organization forward. Who knows, what you ask may and probably will shape the direction of my writing.

That's all for now. Thanks for being here and if so moved, share this with someone you think will benefit.

I am a change agent who excels at managing change, projects, community and leading people. I am currently looking for my next full-time opportunity.  If you are a software company or agency that focuses on helping companies excel at employee engagement or employee advocacy, I'd love to hear from you. If you are a company looking for someone to manage employee engagement or employee advocacy, I'd love to hear from you. Learn more about me on my website,

Job titles may appear as: Customer Success Manager, or Director of some kind of program

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