to ask what is the daftest job title you've heard ?

(152 Posts)
mrsfuzzy Wed 20-May-15 09:09:05

my local dustmen [they are all men] are now know as 'community cleansers' eh? and the term 'human resources' always reminds me of organ transplants for some mad reason. what happened to personnel department ? god, i'm getting grumpy in my dotage !

CuppaSarah Wed 20-May-15 09:12:07

Mine! I am a smart energy expert. Do you know what I do?

I install gas and electric meters. Sometimes smart meters yes, but still its a very daft job title

Mrsmorton Wed 20-May-15 09:12:18

Tanning butler.

HuftysTrain Wed 20-May-15 09:40:20

I always wonder what an "account manager" is. It sounds so vague....

catsandstuff Wed 20-May-15 09:42:30

sandwich artist hmm

WineIsTheAnswer Wed 20-May-15 09:50:27

No idea what a 'Content manager' is, I was offered a job as one and turned it down as I didn't know what the hell it was.

I had a job as a 'salaried personal diary accountancy team leader' Should have known from the job title that I would be working for a clueless arse hole. I quit after a few months and the job title changed to an equally random selection of words for the new person. I was basically a PA and held his wallet. I couldn't keep up with his ludicrous spending that I was suppose to be limiting... apparently.hmm

CookPassBabtrigde Wed 20-May-15 09:54:06

My DP used to be a sandwich artist grin

One of my friends worked in a bakery and got promoted to 'master baker' it always made me giggle because I'm childish

blueshoes Wed 20-May-15 09:57:48

"Content manager" - was that in the context of an intranet or internet website? I think it means someone who decides what goes on the site and where and what is the structure. Never done that job, though.

blueshoes Wed 20-May-15 10:00:49

Huftys, "account manager" could mean some kind of client-facing job and the role involves servicing specific clients.

"Accounts manager" with an "s" might mean a manager working in the Accounts department.

Just guessing, of course. Companies make up their own lingo and job titles.

mrsfuzzy Wed 20-May-15 10:01:20

apparently i'm a home manager according to one friend, it's a nicer way [?] of saying sahm, yay, i'm going for ceo next oh, hang on, already that in our household !

speak2me Wed 20-May-15 10:02:00

My Dad was a 'relationship manager'. He worked in a bank and had to look after business customers accounts!

mrsfuzzy Wed 20-May-15 10:03:38

blue shoes, client facing job ? servicing specific clients ? ooer missus, sounds a bit rude...

Bumpedbonce Wed 20-May-15 10:07:32

Director of people, it's just daft

blueshoes Wed 20-May-15 10:12:13

Mrsfuzzy, "account manager" is a euphemism for prostitute wink

molyholy Wed 20-May-15 10:20:26

SAHP's - 'Domestic Engineers'

5446 Wed 20-May-15 10:28:53

FIL used to be Global Head of Erections grin

InnTheJungle Wed 20-May-15 10:30:03

Five-a-day coordinator

mrsfuzzy Wed 20-May-15 10:30:16

blueshoes i really didn't like to ask, but i'll make sure i avoid that job at all costs !
sanitation and cleansing operative is my job title when i'm cleaning the loo big grin can't do smileys list - sob, blows nose so hard the tissue falls apart.

manchestermummy Wed 20-May-15 10:30:42

Data Warrior (for Librarian...).

upthewolves Wed 20-May-15 10:32:56

I have an acquaintance who calls herself a 'Reality Architect' (network marketing life coach type).

mrsfuzzy Wed 20-May-15 10:33:05

5446- WHAT ????? blimey i bet he took some stick over that one, eat your heart out john holmes [rather..um.. large porn actor apparently].

sugarman Wed 20-May-15 10:44:33

I was a Content Manager about 12yrs ago. It means you commission the content and decide who can advertise on the site.

balletnotlacrosse Wed 20-May-15 10:45:23

The lady who runs our canteen and organises tea and coffee for meetings calls herself the 'Corporate Catering Manager'.

We also have a 'Communications Assistant' who mans the reception desk and refreshes the leaflet stand every morning.

Any anyone who wears a suit is called an Assistant Deputy Manager or a Deputy Executive or any other random arrangement of words to suit their ego.

imwithspud Wed 20-May-15 10:54:21

I was going to say 'sandwich artist' but it seems a couple of others got there before me grin

ThreeFrazzledFandangos Wed 20-May-15 10:54:21

Account manager is a common job role in my industry. They look after the overall picture (recoverability, upcoming work, etc) the project managers look after the individual projects within an account.

The one I don't like is "account executive". They are basically the trainee on the account and should pick up any little task thrown at them no matter who asks them. It tends to attract newly graduated little shites who think the word "executive" makes them everyone's boss.

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