1 year in, I'm now certain I was overlevelled
I had my doubts when I joined that I'm qualified for my position. Same after a few months. Everyone reassured me it's just imposter syndrome and I'll get over it.
Given enough time I'm sure I can eventually grow into the role, but I don't know how long, and in the mean time I feel bad for letting my team and manager down. I'm also worried about bad perf review.
Should I ask for a downlevel? I will be less pressured and able to perform at my own pace.
Possibly related - I'm interested in switching to product role. I was previously told I need to prove myself in my current eng role first, that never really made sense to me. What if I ask to switch to product role and use that as a reason for the downlevel request since I don't have real product experience?
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