You may now be a medical science liaison reporting to a MSL manager/director.
Within a few years time, you become a manager/director supervising your former MSL manager/director, who is now reporting to you.
Or, you are a MSL manager/director.
Within a few years time, usually due to life or company circumstances, you become a MSL reporting to the person whom you use to manage at a former company.
This karmic dynamic offers medical science liaisons and MSL managers/directors an interesting question for self-reflection:
- If you are a medical science liaison now, knowing you may one day manage the person who is now managing you, how will you behave / work differently with your current manager?
- If you are a MSL manager/director now, knowing you may one day report to the person you are managing, how will you behave / work differently with your current MSL?
This is MSL job karma, and one of the aspects that makes the MSL profession so interesting.
Maybe some of you reading this will need re-evaluate the way you may be currently working with your manager/MSLs.