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what's your title

mine -> head of service, business information system @ oil & gas exploration & production comp.

amaga
Monday, March 10, 2003

Mine:
I dont even have a title. I work for a living ;-)

Patrik
Monday, March 10, 2003

Member Technical Staff (MTS)

Nat Ersoz
Monday, March 10, 2003

Gern Blanston:  Master of Time, Space and Dimension  (Steve Martin)

Title:  Owner - for what that's worth <g>

B#
Monday, March 10, 2003

B#

Owner -- depends on the size of your company :) Its quite the difference between "self employed" and building a company that employs 20 people :)

Patrik
Monday, March 10, 2003

No its not ...

I am CEO, President, Board Chairman, Janitor and Secretary.

And I really, really like it that way :)

I'm an owner too ...
Monday, March 10, 2003

Señor Software Engineer

pUnk
Monday, March 10, 2003

I'm a 'bull goose looney'.

(little joke for those who have read one flew over the cuckoos nest).

Alberto
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

President:-)

Prakash S
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I've had loads: "Senior Architect", "Development Manager" etc. Getting "Senior" in the title makes a big difference until you have it, especially if you've always been referred to as "Junior".

I haven't bothered with anything formal for the last couple of years, for the reasons mentioned above, as I work for myself.

Let's face it, anyone can get cards with "Managing Director", "CTO", "Senior Consultant" etc.

A title obviously affects the way others perceive us, especially those to whom we have not yet been introduced. I have also noticed that it affects the person with the title, sometimes in subtle ways, causing them to think and reason differently.

Question: Who does the title affect more; you or the other person/people? [No newage/heisenberg/schroedinger flames, please].

Justin
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Owner

Philippe Back
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

As a title mine has strayed very little from "Software Engineer".

However, in terms of roles, at various times I've been project leader, project owner, project manager, technical authority and lead system developer.

I find that roles are more useful in explaining what somebody actually does, whereas titles are just a hint at how much you get paid.

Better than being unemployed...
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Owner.

I rather like "Chief Code Layer" -- but haven't yet had the cajones to actually print it on a business card.

Sergent Sausage
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Senior Systems Engineer

treefrog
Tuesday, March 11, 2003


Programmer/Analyst

Matt H.
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Very ludricous and menacing 'ICT Exploitation Consultant'. If I get my contract renewed this will have to change! Come to think of it I think they had very few applications because of the title.

Alex
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I always liked Chris Sells' title seen here on his 'business' card:

http://www.sellsbrothers.com/fun/EvilGenius.gif

Paul
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

My business card says "Software Craftsman".  Technically I'm the CEO of my firm but I don't like using that as my title.

I've always wanted my title to be "Feature Creep".

Eric W. Sink
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

>mine -> head of service, business information
>system @ oil & gas exploration & production comp.

So you are a data-miner?

ha. Get it.  ha ha.

I kill me.

Matt H.
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Senior Applications Engineer

Tim Sharrock
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I don't have a firm title, but I introduce myself as "Documentation Manager."  Though the title on my business card is "Masked Defender of Justice."

Brent P. Newhall
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Jr. Programmer.
ie. Do the most work get paid the least. :(

Daniel
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

I like what Isaac Asimov's card read:

Isaac Asimov
Natural Resource

and that was it!

B#
Tuesday, March 11, 2003


I worked as a software engineer at a financial institution and was given the boilerplate title of "Assistant Treasurer" based on my salary level.  I never saw any treasure the entire time I was there.

anon
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Senior Developer - unless i'm at a conference in which case it sometimes morphs into Technical Director, or something like that...

Dave Bryant
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Right now I'm leaning towards "Code Mushroom" - kept in the dark and fed crap all day.

[see other threads for why]

Philo

Philo
Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Shit Kicker

Arron Bates
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Programmer/Analyst VII -- I have no idea what the seventh level means or why there are so many levels.

Stress
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Application Specialist

Sometimes on casual friday I wear a superman t-shirt and I say the "S" if for specialist.

...if it sounds lame then I excuse me for not being as sophisticated as you are good Sir ! :P

Application Specialist
Wednesday, March 12, 2003

HOIC: Head Onion In Charge

trollbooth
Thursday, March 13, 2003

Data Coordinator.

Apparently I get data to line up in neat little rows.

Kyralessa
Monday, March 17, 2003

These are some great comments and titles.  I'm trying to start up a business and my attorney sent paperwork to me with my title being "Manager."  Like one of the comments above said, I do feel something is important about my title.  I suppose "Owner" is a good official title, but after seeing some of the crack pot titles, I'll have to come up with one of those for my cards too!  Thanks!

RTM
Friday, August 20, 2004

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