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Victorian job descriptions
« on: Tuesday 13 February 18 07:58 GMT (UK) »
Nice article here on victorian job descriptions:

Digital frustra-scriptor what's your Victorian job title?

https://www.theguardian.com/money/shortcuts/2018/feb/12/digital-frustra-scriptor-whats-your-victorian-job-title

My name is Bob, I am a ....... ???

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Bob
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Re: Victorian job descriptions
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 18 February 18 13:20 GMT (UK) »
I like that  ;D
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Re: Victorian job descriptions
« Reply #2 on: Monday 19 February 18 12:50 GMT (UK) »
Now that I am no longer in the job market, I can spend m,ore time on my unnamed hobby, collecting obscure job titles.  I always think a big title is a poor alternative to a pay rise. Here are the fruits of my labours from recent years, all quite genuine.

Customer Success Specialist

Talented creatives

Data carving specialist  (I think I actually was one of those!)

Instant Return Representative

Individual Giving Manager

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic Manager

Long Term Teachers  (Is that the one from Summer until Xmas?)

Web Crawling Business Analyst

Finally, for 8 months a couple of years ago I worked professionally as a metagrobologist.

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Re: Victorian job descriptions
« Reply #3 on: Monday 19 February 18 16:02 GMT (UK) »
One of my husband's ancestors was a scavenger on the 1851 census. I originally took the description as literal, only later discovering this was an official term for a street cleaner. Not Victorian, but on a family tree, my cousin's husband was described as a transport manager, he was actually a coach driver :)
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Re: Victorian job descriptions
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 16:01 GMT (UK) »
In today's IT world, I love the job name " white hat hacker"
This is a specialist in hacking who is employed legally by large companies. The white hat hacker uses their potentially illegal knowledge to discover ways that illegal hackers  could infiltrate systems.
ie a legal, non criminal hacker
I assume that the term "white hat" derives from the time-honoured custom in films of the good cowboys wearing white hats and riding white horses. The baddies wear black.