But SWE -> PMM might be tougher because they are more different. I think you underestimate how much charisma and looks matter when you are trying to storytell not just to the market, but to the product team as well (selling how you want to sell, if that makes sense).
Most SWEs I’ve met are not really blessed with good looks and charisma so they may also struggle as much as a PMM would struggle when swapping roles.
I’m not saying one is better than the other. They are just two different roles with less overlap than SWE and PM.
It’s a whole different ball game not suitable for code 🐒. Until you do the job, you underestimate what it takes to succeed. Put your head down, take orders, code and maximize your TC. If you don’t like it, start your own company.
Jobs was a marketing guy while Wozniak was the genius. But to think that Apple would be where it is today without either of them is bit of a stretch.
Soft kills are just as important as hard skills. Doesn't matter which one is easier or harder. There are countless examples where companies failed because they didn't have a great business model to go with their "genius" tech and vice versa.
So just hug each other out. We are all in this world for a very short amount of time. Show some love and embrace eachother.