One of my first concerns when I got into testing was moving from a junior, the lowest person in the organizational chart, up to a lead. Leads always seemed so cool to me. They were respected, people came to them with important questions, they had responsibility for their own work as well as the work of other people on the test team, and, well, leads made more money, too. I wanted all of that.
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