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By backr ·
I am the entire IT department at the place that I work. On some days, I am the CIO; on others, the help desk. I administer the databases, the accounting software,email, and the network.

Realistically,I am one of those jack of all trades and master of none kinda guys. This suits our company well, until the time comes where we get a lot bigger or I get run over by a bus.

My only beef is that I have a stupid title. I have been hinting around that I want a better one, but I am really at a loss as to what to suggest. Any suggestions??


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I certainly love those age old titles of "Jack of all trades"

by Why Me Worry? In reply to "IT Generalist"

unofficially given to IT folks who do it all, such as servers, desktops, OS, routers, phones, electrical, etc. If you ask me, the "Jack of all trades" is a master of none and doesn't know Jack Shiit, which describes most IT executives I have come across.

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Deleted. Accidental double-post.

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Titles
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Chief Information Officer

by james.muriithi In reply to Titles

This should be the best title for you, and lets pray that u r not run over buy a bus.

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Information Systems Specialist

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Titles

My job is much the same as yours, including all of those "other" jobs that get assigned to us because there's nobody else that knows how to do it or willing to learn. They call me an Information Systems Specialist which covers Help Desk, Network Administrator, PC Repair Technician, Administrative Assistant and even, on occation, Telecommunications (phone) Specialist. I guess we're just lucky that we know a little about a lot of different types of things, or at least know where to look to get the answers.

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what is important?

by michael.hooper In reply to Information Systems Speci ...

I consider my work a means to obtain money by which I can live comfortably and provide for my family. Whether I'm called the "Computer Guy" the "IT Guy" or "dammit the dog" is irrelevant to me as long as they have my name spelled correctly on the paycheck.

BTW my title officially is Network Administrator....although i also do telcom, some help desk, dbase, etc, etc

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What is important?? $$$

by 2rs In reply to what is important?

in most cases, the amount of the paycheck depends upon the title.

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IT Title

by waveney2 In reply to Titles

Surely "The IT Guy" says it all.

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Try for

by Reb413 In reply to IT Title

Try for at least MIS Manager. Same thing I was doing a few years back and the title fit for the small organization for which I worked.

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Why do we a Title ?

by Chriz-tian In reply to Titles

Well, almost all of us have a job that was chosen because we like technology and computer. So why not let those title to people having such boring, "choose by the parent" jobs.

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Because it could be an advantage sometimes

by rdenhollander In reply to Why do we a Title ?

In most companies people do more than 1 thing. ie if somebody is having a day of, the next higher one in function should be able to do that job on that day. I think you should have the title for the highest job you do in the company. (It never hurts if you want to apply for another job with another company.)
I think it's not an argument to have a "lower" title just because we like technology and others don't.

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