Re: Job Titles

Subject: Re: Job Titles
From: Sally Marquigny <SALLYM -at- MSMAILHQ -dot- NETIMAGE -dot- COM>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 1994 11:45:00 PST

Rick Lippincott writes:

>Sometimes, though, an interesting job title can lead to confusion or
>My employee badge made it clear that I was in the engineering division.
>than once, I'd go out to an aircraft to check a procedure, and one of the
>manufacturing types would approach me with paperwork that he needed to have
>"stamped by an engineer." Typically, about two seconds after he'd get to
>you'd see a hysterical foreman rushing over screaming "No, no, no, Rick's
>-that- type of engineer."

In the wake of a reorg last week, with the stroke of a pen, I went from
being a Senior Technical Writer to a Marketing Specialist. What do I do? I
write software manuals. But I'm in the Marketing Department for some
strange reason.

Now I have the same title as the other Marketing people, but I don't do or
know marketing (or even marketing writing, for that matter). I'm lobbying
to get it changed to something more pertinent (Documentation Specialist,
whatever), as I fear people from other departments will think I know and can
do what the other Marketing Specialists know and can do. Likewise, the
sudden (apparent) shift of career fields will look mighty strange on future

Sally Marquigny Network Imaging Systems
sallym -at- msmailhq -dot- netimage -dot- com Herndon, VA

Previous by Author: Re: prepositions
Next by Author: Re: redundancy
Previous by Thread: Re: Re 2]: Word use: Express/ed (Abs
Next by Thread: Re: Word use: Express/ed (You have no idea what you're talking about)

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads