My Great uncle Allen loved the outdoors. His job was climbing telephone poles and making the necessary repairs.
Eventually he got promoted to a managerial role. He worked a desk job, making more money than before.
But he was miserable!
The implication was that a management job was better than being outdoors working in the hot sun every day. But Uncle Allen didn’t agree with that. He grew up on a farm. He wanted to be back outside, working with his hands and staying active.
Sometimes the next step up the ladder isn’t the right step for you. Luckily it’s up to you to decide which you take.