Ever worked for a ‘Rock Star’ or ‘Trailblazer’? Not literally, but some companies are embracing a different way to try and make their employees feel special – you know, rather than paying them more! We stumbled across a list of job titles from an 1801 Census, where people were asked what they did for a living.
My favourite – 52 years an imbecile – this sounds like my kind of job! Wonder what the wage and annual leave package was like! But it got us thinking about job titles today and how some companies love to give ridiculous names to roles to make them seem more fun or important. Or how some people like to have wacky job titles to make themselves feel more important!
Not sure you’d find many Turnip Shepherds these days, but you never know. Although I’m sure we all know a sampler of drugs. If you’ve ever watched The Office (US), you’ll know the running joke of Dwight being the Assistant to the Regional Manager and at one point actually becoming the Assistant to the Assistant to the Regional Manager! Titles are more important to some than others I guess!
But what about the Accounting Ninja? Yup, that’s Nigel who does the accounts. The overweight 50-year-old man who always has soup on his tie. Then there’s the Media Distribution Officer – the 15-year-old who delivers the paper! Have a look at the list below and see if you know of any other ridiculous titles to share with us!
Digital Overlord – Website Manager. Possibly with an inferiority complex!!
Wet Leisure Attendant – errm, okay. Apparently, this is a lifeguard. Who knew?
Education Centre Nourishment Consultants – dinner ladies. Dinner people – I’m not sure what the PC term Is these days!
Colour Distribution Specialist – Painter and Decorator.
Director of making people happy and content – apparently this is HR, but I don’t know too many HR people that have made staff happy.
There’s a Director of First Impressions – Receptionist to the layman.
On-demand executive – temp workers.
Reality Architect – Life coach apparently.
Direct debit and membership and professional development stock and credit administrator – Customer Services Administrator. Good luck fitting that on a business card.
Beverage Dissemination Officer – bar tender. Yeah, I feel like I could do with a drink after all this!
So, what’s this got to do with The Wage Shop?
Here at The Wage Shop, you won’t get any of this annoying stuff, just simple, straight forward advice and support on your PAYE needs. We won’t talk down to you or confuse you with jargon. Head over to the website to see what else we have to offer or Contact Us for more information to see how we can help you.