Vice President Dogsbody – the rise of misleading job titles

by Andy Polaine on December 4, 2004

I just saw a job ad today for “Vice President of General Duties”. Vice President? So what are these general duties then? They must be pretty important to need a President, one that also needs a Vice.

Job Type: Casual Assistance with general duties as follows:
    delivery of marketing flyers assistance with various on site promotions mystery shopping of agents various other day to day activities

I really don’t want to demean anyone doing these kinds of jobs, they have to be done and they pay the bills. But isn’t it a little misleading and absurd to come up with pompous titles? How about “All Powerful Ruler of Washing Up required for busy restaurant.”

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