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Why do people care so much about job titles?

I really don't have a current title, but the jobs I do could be described as Corporate Controller, Accounting Manager, Administraitve Manager, Payroll Manager, etc. etc. I had a boss once who got me business cards that stated my title was "Controller", but yet I was only making $10 an hour. So my question is do you care more about your title, than the actual job you do?

Asked By: Gem - 10/19/2006
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I don't have an official title, I don't need one to make me feel important - I do whatever needs to be done, and am paid very well for it. I've had titles in the past, usually "manager", and it made no difference in how much work I did. Too many people get all caught up in their titles, and if they're asked to do... More
Answered By: woodlands127 - 10/19/2006
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i really think the have title to make you feel important. i have an aide working in my classroom and her title is kindergarten instructional assitant.
Answered By: shell - 10/19/2006
 
If you decide to ever change jobs, a title on your resume can mean alot.
Answered By: sheeny - 10/19/2006
 
My title sounds impressive, but then so does my job. If you're a big geek. I do care about job titles and sometimes a more impressive title makes people happier
Answered By: Empress - 10/19/2006
 
I think companies began making job titles "politically correct", and somewhere in that circus, the job title became important on a resume. I think it also has a lot to do with competing for positions and competing in the workplace. (Who has the better-sounding job title, who has more control due to title....Image...)
Answered By: Rachaelatwork - 10/19/2006
 
the main purpose of job titles is so your job has a job description to go along with that title- although every company has a slightly different job description they are basically the same- this works well for people calling in to speak withsomeone in an area-and generally knowing who is responsible for what in a... More
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