I officially transitioned from a lead frontend engineer to a senior engineering manager this year and wanted to provide some insight into the age-old question: what does my manager even do all day?
I took a fairly average week from my Outlook calendar and formatted it to what you see below. If you add up all the “free time” between all my meetings in a 9–5 window, I had 4 hours in this particular week to “work” on things.
What do you think? Is this what you expected? Are you an engineer and think I’m wasting time? Are you a manager and think I’m terrible at time management? Which meetings would you cut?