November 9, 2023 | Sammy Tran

The 12 Worst Job Titles Around


Absurd Job Titles That Actually Exist

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Ever come across a job title that made you do a double-take? From the shockingly bizarre to the comically understated, the professional world can sometimes be a treasure trove of peculiar titles.

Whether they're the result of creative HR brainstorming or just a poor choice of words, here's a rundown of some of the most head-scratching job titles out there that actually exist. 

Chief Chatter

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Essentially a customer service representative, the Chief Chatter is responsible for engaging customers and addressing their queries – usually in a chat support capacity.

Salary: $30,000 - $40,000 per year

Digital Overlord

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Don't let the grandiose title fool you; a Digital Overlord is typically a website manager who oversees content and keeps everything running smoothly online.

Salary: $50,000 - $70,000 per year

Retail Jedi

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A playful take on the sales associate role, Retail Jedis are expected to bring the force of their sales prowess to the shop floor.

Salary: $20,000 - $30,000 per year, plus potential commissions

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Chief Amazement Officer

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This is often a customer service manager tasked with ensuring that customer experiences are consistently stellar.

Salary: $60,000 - $80,000 per year

Brand Evangelist

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A marketing role at heart, Brand Evangelists promote their company’s brand and products, often with a religious zeal.

Salary: $40,000 - $60,000 per year

Head of First Impressions

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This is a creative way of referring to a receptionist, the person who greets visitors and clients as they enter an office.

Salary: $25,000 - $35,000 per year

Direct Mail Demi-God

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They're responsible for direct mail marketing campaigns, but the title bestows a quasi-mythical status on this marketing role.

Salary: $35,000 - $45,000 per year

Gastronomical Hygiene Engineer

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Fancy title for a dishwasher, the unsung hero of any kitchen, responsible for cleaning and maintaining utensils and cookware.

Salary: $20,000 - $25,000 per year

Beverage Dissemination Officer

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A bartender by any other name would mix as sweet. This officer ensures the flow of drinks in a bar or restaurant.

Salary: $18,000 - $30,000 per year, plus tips

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Color Distribution Technician

Young girl with long hair and pink shirt is painting a image.Andrea Piacquadio, Pexels

A painter, whether for homes or as an artist, ensuring that color is applied evenly and appropriately where needed.

Salary: $30,000 - $50,000 per year

Chief Happiness Officer

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A HR role focused on employee satisfaction and maintaining a positive work environment.

Salary: $60,000 - $90,000 per year

Transparency Enhancement Facilitator

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This one's a bit nebulous, but it generally refers to someone responsible for improving transparency within an organization, possibly in communications or quality assurance.

Salary: $40,000 - $60,000 per year

Final Thoughts

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While creative job titles can add a bit of spice to the mundane and reflect a company's culture, they can also cause confusion and might not always resonate outside of the organization.

It's essential to strike a balance between a title that's engaging and one that's clear and professional. After all, you want to be taken seriously, whether you're a Gastronomical Hygiene Engineer or a simple, straightforward dishwasher.


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