What's in a name?

Do names mean anything to us? Judging by the way job titles are named – or shall I say, renamed – nowadays, it’s evident that giving appropriate names to match the job really matters.

I guess people are more conscious about their jobs and the positions which they hold whether it’s an executive or a non-executive position. Furthermore, as time passes, their job titles need a boost too to keep up with the times.

Let’s take a look at the Job Title Evolution:

  • housewife – domestic engineer
  • janitor – floor engineer
  • garbage collector – sanitary worker
  • postman – mail carrier (esp. in U.S.)
  • general clerk – administrative officer (esp. in Malaysia)
  • doctor – medical consultant

What else is in store? Well, here are my own versions of what we might be applying for in the future:

  • teacher – education consultant
  • lecturer – tertiary consultant
  • tour guide – travel consultant
  • soldier – military personnel
  • professor – academic scholar
  • police officer – crime buster
  • news reader – information provider
  • pilot – aircraft navigator
  • taxi driver – passenger consultant
  • construction worker – construction architects

Is there anything else that you’d like to add to this endless list? πŸ™‚


    Posted on October 23, 2009, in Jottings. Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

    1. Can you think of a better name for a ‘blogger’ as it sounds more like a ‘bugger’ to me. A friend once told me not to introduce him as a ‘blogger friend’ as he’s afraid people might hear wrongly and interpret it as a ‘bugger friend’! πŸ˜€

    2. haha! interesting. It makes those jobs sound more interesting. Er, I couldn’t think of a new name for blogger.

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