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Martin Robinson seeks assistance in trying to understand what on Earth a lot of job titles in 2022 are supposed to mean. Experience preferred. Salary negotiable


More than 400 years ago, William Shakespear­e wrote this: ‘A tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.’ Perhaps only now in 2022 do we truly understand those famous words: they are about modern job titles. Actually, the level of both tragedy and comedy going into job titles puts Shakespear­e to shame. ‘Global Head of Systems Operations’. ‘Executive Assistant to the Deputy Chief Officer’. None of them means anything, but they sure do reveal a lot about the person who wants them and the organisati­on that gives them. So here are some of our current favourite (all real) meaningles­s job titles…

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