New Job Titles: at what price? (was 'weird job titles')

Subject: New Job Titles: at what price? (was 'weird job titles')
From: "Steve Gillespie" <sgillespie -at- fedex -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 09 Feb 2001 08:32:55 -0600

I can surely relate to the discussion of job titles and salary - I came
in to my company 4 years ago 'topped out' as a senior technical writer,
but recently managed to get 'promoted' by making the move that several
others here have done: bid on position title 'Business Applications
Analyst' -a totally separate job field here, but of course, one that
carries a significant salary increase.

I was even able to convince the hiring manager that I deserved the
'Senior' BAA level; however, it has come with a price: instead of being
an expert in my field, now I'm basically a beginner (at least in new
boss eyes). And the new boss takes every opportunity to let me know
'what a break he gave me' by bringing me over (from the dregs of
technical communication). The message is, of course, that I really don't
deserve to be here!

The moral of my little story is, of course, be careful what you wish
for! (or maybe don't sell your soul for the BIG $$)

Meanwhile, I'm knocking the dust off my resume ...

Name Withheld by Request
(Steve Gillespie)

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