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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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beats being called screwdriver monkey!

by jc@dshs In reply to Why do we a Title ?

No joke.
The govt institution where I work I am "the it guy". One day we had a visit from someone off site who is higher up the food chain who referred to me as a screwdriver monkey, in front of my immediate boss. Boss put the guy straight in no uncertain terms, adding -this is my Network Manager :-)
And now that's my official title.

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A Title Undeserved

by rpost In reply to beats being called screwd ...

There are an abundance of titles and many of them quite strange as we have seen. And, government seems to have the strangest of all. However, this mucky-muck from above showed an incredible degree of insensitivity as well as snobbery with that put down title. Glad your boss set him straight.

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To the Network Manager

by 2rs In reply to beats being called screwd ...

Good for you! Some of the non-techices that I support realize my abilaties and refer to me as The Computer Goddess, which I realy like, but I still don't get paid enough!

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Sounds Good to Me

by rpost In reply to To the Network Manager

Bestowing the title of Computer Goddess/God may not be such a bad thing . . . it may even be well deserved. While your real title may mean something special to HR, vendors, etc. those "honorary" titles reflect the opinion of those we daily serve. Of course there are those other (not so) honorary titles . . .

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System Administrator?

by Paul Newell In reply to Titles

Since you handle the 'help desk', the network, and the databases (and I'd guess the hardware/desktops/server?), I'd just go with 'System Administrator' (or 'System<i>s</i> Administrator').

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Systems Administrator

by dcrandell@newtonenterpris In reply to System Administrator?

That is my official title here and I do most if of the same stuff you do. Server, Workstations, alarm, phones, printers, ect. I do get called "The computer guy" or even "IT" but it't not an issue with me, it just depends who you are with at the time.

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Systems Administrator

by thomas.faria In reply to Systems Administrator

I am in agreement with the 2 previous posts. I am the sole IT guy for 75 people and I get called everything in the book. Management introduces me as "the IT guy", but my offical title is Systems Administrator.

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Systems Administrator

by buddy In reply to Systems Administrator

I also am the sole IT person and my official title is Technical Systems Administrator. I do the network management, software management, purchasing, help desk, computer/server setup, staff training, web page, telecommunications and anything else related to technology.

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Network & Telcommunications Manager

by stephenmoriarty In reply to Titles

That was the title I used which was great for free mailings in the industry(magazines emails ect). It did descriibe everything that I did for the company.

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"The Computer Guy"

by michael In reply to Titles

I too manage everything that has to do with our 200+ computers, along with 1 other person. I refer to myself, when speaking to outside people, as the "Manager of the Computer Dept". Sometimes I'll call myself the Systems Administrator. I'll correct people when they call me The Computer Technician, since I'm much more that that. But most of the people at work just call me "The Computer Guy".


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