RE: Finding a good job title

Subject: RE: Finding a good job title
From: "Giordano, Connie" <Connie -dot- Giordano -at- FMR -dot- COM>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 5 Feb 2001 14:19:43 -0500

No, it isn't. It depends on the corporate mentality. In some companies,
your title is the only thing that matters, it determines promotions, pay
schedules, and opportunities for new projects. With a grand enough one, it
also determines how much of the budget you control. I've seen developers,
MIS, QA, and financial folks make as big an issue out of the relative
importance of coordinator, specialist, lead and the senior versions thereof,
as any TW.

Perhaps we just notice it more among TWs because we're such a communicative
bunch by nature?

Just wondering

Connie Giordano

-----Original Message-----
From: Bruce Byfield [mailto:bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com]
Sent: Monday, February 05, 2001 12:55 PM
To: TECHWR-L
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Subject: Re: Finding a good job title

[snip]

I know that titles matter to the outside world; that's why I use
them in my sig line.

But, the point is, no other high tech job seems to chase after
titles the way that tech writers do. Programmers might like to be
team leaders or CTOs, but they don't worry much about titles.
Web-designers like fanciful names like "ibuilder" instead of
"webmaster," but, these titles seem as much a joke as anything else.
The insecurity seems a unique one.

--
Bruce Byfield 604.421.7177 bbyfield -at- progeny -dot- com
Director of Marketing and Communications, Progeny Linux Systems


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