Question 1 - If you ever say the words, "I want to be a tester all my life" to your management, what do you think would happen?
Question 2 - Would they be happy with your above decision because you have long term career focus?
Question 3 - Would they treat you as a visionary because you have a very clear idea of what you want to do in life?
Questions 4 & 5 - Or, would they term you a loser since you have no ambition to grow up the career chain? And advise you on becoming a test architect or manager?
And if you don't have a blog, you are not participative in newsgroups and online forums, you don't market yourself, you are "uncertified", you don't read blogs and magazines, you refuse to use test tools because you don't trust those tools... and you are a tester for the last 12 years, and an expert one at that.....
Question 6 - Would your management recognise your potential?
Question 7 - Or are you branded as a resource who's not grown up the ladder and gets you replaced?
Well, as the title says, there are only questions... no answers. Only "test cases"... no "expected behavior". At least I don't have them. If you do, please share.....