Job title?

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  1. Mike Lenthol

    Mike Lenthol Second Unit

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    This is to all the computer people: how do you title your job in different conversations? Just need some snazzy ideas as PC Analyst is a bit cryptic to most, and “computer guy” is too informal. What’s a good and descriptive term for broad computer skills?
     
  2. Leila Dougan

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    I'm with you, it's hard to describe to people outside of IT. Instead of an actual title, I stick with descriptors such as "I manage the company's servers" or "I maintain the corporate network". Seems to work well enough.
     
  3. Sean Conklin

    Sean Conklin Screenwriter

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    Computer Systems Engineer
     
  4. Kirk Gunn

    Kirk Gunn Screenwriter

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    Our company used "IT Analyst" and "Sr IT Analyst" for a while. Good Luck.
     
  5. Philip_G

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    resident peon?
     
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    Whipping boy?

    Jay
     
  7. FeisalK

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    'ow about "I'm the BOFH" [​IMG]

    you can sort of snarl it thru clenched teeth, and laugh manically afterwards!
     
  8. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

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    Just look in my profile.
     
  9. ChadLB

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    Let's see where I work we were considered Customer Engineers and now we are labeled as "Technicians".
    The other half well sure refers to me as the "IT GEEK".
    Too many names for the general PC Tech field.
     
  10. AllanN

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    GOD or Network Administrator [​IMG]
     
  11. GordonL

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    broad computer skills = Computer Specialist
     
  12. Chris Lockwood

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    I believe the most common term for IT employees is now "fast food worker".
     
  13. Todd_B

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    I'm one of the company's GOATs = Geek Of All Trades

    Todd B
     
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    Plumber o' bits and bytes.
     
  15. MarkHastings

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    The hardest part of my job was to figure out how to say what I do on my business card in 5 words or less [​IMG]

    It finally ended up as "Artist/Author of New Media" - I'm not thrilled with it because it still doesn't fully describe every facet of what I do, but I do like the fact that it sums up the fact that I create things through the use of electronics.

    Has anyone ever gotten the email "You know you're in corporate America when..."

    one of the replies was: "Your family and friends refer to your job as 'works with computers'" [​IMG]
     
  16. Bob Kavanaugh

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    them: What do you do?

    me: I'm a programmer/analyst

    them: so, then what do you do?

    me: uh... um...


    Reminds me of Office Space - " What would you say you DO here, at Initech"
     
  17. Andrew Pratt

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    Try telling people you're a Geographic Informations Systems Specialist and see what expressions you get...I usually end up just saying I work with computerized maps which most then assume I mean CAD which is totally off but its better then "I work with computers"[​IMG]
     
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  19. MarkHastings

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    When I was laid off (in '96), I was at unemployment and they needed to code my job description. I looked through this book that was twice the size of a phone book to find my job title, but there was nothing even remotely close.

    I finally had to settle with "Graphic Deisnger" [​IMG] Hopefully the books have been updated.
     

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