James O'Neill's Blog

July 13, 2007

What’s your job title ?

Filed under: Events,General musings,Working at Microsoft — jamesone111 @ 12:01 pm

imageI hate it when a web site demands you register and asks you for everything from your date of birth to your shoe size.  And I’m painfully aware that some Microsoft sites are part of this tendency. We do try group people in some broad buckets either to send them the right information in the future, or to get an idea of who we reached with a particular item. Job title helps with that, some people either  get exasperated with the forms or have a sense of humour or have very strange business cards.  I should talk ! Some people think “Evangelist” is quite a funny thing to have on your card

Here’s the list of some of the titles we’ve seen 

  • Big Chief Computer Dude
  • Binman
  • Cabin Crew
  • Carpenter
  • Chief Snoggable Officer
  • Cross Stitch Pattern Designer
  • Emperor
  • Evil Genius
  • Fish Buyer
  • God
  • Head on a Stick
  • Infrastructure Dude
  • King of the World
  • Laxative
  • Layabout
  • Locksmith
  • Parking Attendant
  • Part-time Pimp
  • Skiver
  • Skivvy
  • Village Idiot

 

 I do wonder if “Cross Stitch Pattern Designer” is a reference the Jacquard loom. And I think I met the Chief Snoggable Officer  

This post originally appeared on my technet blog.

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