The top 20 jargon-filled titles to make jobs sound worthierApril 8th, 2009 - 3:00 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 8 (ANI): Are ‘front line customer support facilitators’ ruining your life by calling you again and again? Did you skip today’s newspaper-tea combo because the ‘media distribution officer’ failed to make a delivery? Well, don’t get perplexed. These are just two of the bureaucratic new job titles now spreading like flu.
In a bizarre attempt to make employees’ roles appear more important, new titles have replaced “dinner ladies” and “call centre workers”, a study has found.
Among many, paperboys have been changed to Media Distribution Officer, call centre workers to Front Line Customer Support Facilitator, the research found.
Also, tollbooth collectors have been elevated to “Coin Facilitation Engineers”, The Telegraph reported.As per a survey of British workers, even dishwashers have been promoted to “Gastronomical Hygiene Technicians” by their employers.
The list of titles was compiled by market research company OnePoll.com after researchers carried out a four-month online survey of thousands of staff and employers who provided their unusual titles.
A spokesman said: “These job titles are absolutely barmy. Some have been bubbling around for a few years but now the practice of dreaming up such title seems to have gone into overdrive.
“I wonder whether deep down the people who occupy these positions are happy with them.”
Top 20 jargon-filled job titles:
1. Beverage Dissemination Officer - Barman2. Colour Distribution Technician - Painter and Decorator3. Customer Experience Enhancement Consultant - Shop Assistant4. Domestic Technician - Housewife5. Education Centre Nourishment Consultant - Dinner Lady6. Highway Environmental Hygienist - Road Sweeper7. Field Nourishment Consultant - Waitress8. Five a Day Collection Operative - Fruit Picker9. Front Line Customer Support Facilitator - Call Centre Worker10. Gastronomical Hygiene Technician - Dish Washer11. Mass Production Engineer - Factory Worker12. Media Distribution Officer - Paper Boy13. Mobile Sustenance Facilitator - Burger Van Worker14. Mortar Logistics Engineer - Labourer15. Petroleum Transfer Engineer - Petrol Station Assistant16. Recycling Operative - Bin Man17. Sanitation Consultant - Toilet Cleaner18. Coin Facilitation Engineer - Toll Booth Collector19. Transparency Enhancement Facilitator - Window Cleaner20. Vehicle Restoration Engineer - Panel Beater (ANI)
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