In today’s workplace, we see new kinds of titles popping up all over the place on how companies name their people. Our good friend Cody Hicks who works as a leader at Atlanta Eats (you must watch the show) carries the title Chief Brisket Officer. When we started with our first employee at the front desk of oXYGen Financial, we used the term Director of First Impressions instead of some bland front desk title. I have also seen titles in large companies such as Chief People Officer, Chief Revenue Officer, and Chief Technology Officer which have replaced old antiquated titles. But, when is enough . . . enough? There are so many new titles today that I miss the titles that really described who people are and what they really do for a job. Here is my list of what they called me then and what they call me now.
|GARBAGE PERSON||SANITATION ENGINEER|
|STAND UP COMEDIAN||ENTERTAINER|
|MULTI LEVEL MARKETER||BEACHBODY COACH|
|COMPUTER NERD||APP DEVELOPER|
|RECEPTIONIST||DIRECTOR OF FIRST IMPRESSIONS|
|PR PERSON||AMBASSADOR OF BUZZ|
|INSIDE SALESPERSON||DESIGN CONSULTANT|
|CUSTOMER SERVICE PERSON||REPRESENTATIVE|
Job titles continue to evolve in the workplace as creativity continues to be encourage to make the workplace more fun. I guess it’s just plain unpolitically correct to walk into a bar today and say, “Bartender! Beer!” What would they have thought about us in the Wild Wild West? Maybe the next smart money move you can make at work is to try to ask for title change so you can make a few more bucks in your paychecks. Here’s a new money title . . . . Budgetologist®! Yeah, I trademarked that one already.
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Ted Jenkin is a frequent guest columnist for the Wall Street Journal and Headline News Weekend Express. He is the co-CEO of oXYGen Financial. You can follow him on LinkedIn @ www.linkedin.com/in/theceoadvisor or on Twitter @tedjenkin.