A little background about me and my issue: I currently work as a digital marketer for an advertising agency. I primarily run PPC campaigns, create web content, and occasionally build landing pages for our clients. I’ve been trying to be a front end developer over the past 3 years, on and off, because I was scared I couldn’t do it.
That all changed when I worked in this agency. I was the first hire and work directly with the CEO. This is also the time where I got involved in some web development tasks: creating landing pages, building wireframes, and even project management with our fellow devs.
Now I’ve regained the courage to continue my transition towards a web developer, but I feel I’m not dedicating enough time to learn. Hence I’m thinking of asking my boss if I could switch to part time so I can allocate more hours to learning. I’m currently spending 1 - 2 hours, 6 days a week - halfway through the algorithm scripting challenges. Going part time will allow me to spend more time coding.
My problem is that I already built a good relationship with the CEO, and he’s positioning me to be a project manager in the future. Asking this from him may ruin that relationship; he will already know my intent to someday move away from the job.
Has somebody else done this? Would appreciate any advice you can give. Thanks you so much!