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The most interesting job title in Canberra?

By 13 February 2009 70

Poptop has emailled in the following job title which was affixed to an email she received:

    Kellie White
    Life Enhancer to Winsome Willow,
    Manager of Inanna Inc
    Crisis Service for
    Women & Families in Distress

For those who don’t dabble in the mystic Inanna is the Sumerian “goddess of life and royal power”.

Have you come across better?

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70 Responses to The most interesting job title in Canberra?
#1
justbands9:58 am, 13 Feb 09

A guy I work with (as a bit of a joke) requested that his official title be “Senior Expert Specialist”. The (US) management approved…so that’s his title now.

#2
Pommy bastard10:08 am, 13 Feb 09

Hippies, you can’t like them can you?

#3
neanderthalsis10:12 am, 13 Feb 09

I always wanted “thinker in residence” but you need to go to Adelaide for that.

#4
jimbocool10:20 am, 13 Feb 09

Many years ago in a terrible front-of-house job I had, I made my own business cards to cheer me up. I titled myself, ‘Front Desk Dude’

#5
Gobbo10:22 am, 13 Feb 09

Who is Winsome Willow?

#6
sepi10:22 am, 13 Feb 09

A friend of a friend is a “Fresh Blood Manager”

(at the blood bank)

#7
Gobbo10:23 am, 13 Feb 09

Curses. I should have used my friend Google before asking.

#8
R. Slicker10:31 am, 13 Feb 09

When I collected trolleys at Woolworths I was a “mobile assets relocation officer”.

#9
Bam Bam11:04 am, 13 Feb 09

I always thought “solutions architect” was about as naff as you can get.

#10
Pommy bastard11:36 am, 13 Feb 09

Gobbo said :

Who is Winsome Willow?

Shouldn’t that be; “what is Winsome Willow?”

#11
Overheard11:58 am, 13 Feb 09

Oh. My. God.

I am so tempted to write some ‘Nutter of the Month’ style rant with lost of spelling errors, capitals and written forms of phlegm.

JB, and others, making fun of this person and their organisation (or simply holding them up for ridicule) is like making jokes about any of the organisations that are helping the bushfire victims.

Actually, scratch that, like pointing and giggling at Lifeline, or a rape crisis centre, or Ainslie Village or some of the many good causes that have been championed on this site.

You can make fun of… stuff it, I have bigger fish to fry.

And will now be playing some music from an event publicised here before: http://the-riotact.com/?p=8921 on the wireless this afternoon.

Have fun finding other vulnerable and fragile people to point, stare and giggle at.

Spankers.

#12
neanderthalsis11:58 am, 13 Feb 09

Winsome Willow evokes images of toad hall, mole etc…

In realtity she is less entertaining though. I wonder what a life enhancer does? Iron her shirts?

#13
johnboy12:17 pm, 13 Feb 09

Overheard, you won’t make NOTW, you’ll just make the mod list, possibly permanently.

I suggest you phrase your arguments without abusing other readers, or me, if you want to be heard in future.

#14
Pommy bastard12:36 pm, 13 Feb 09

Overheard said :

JB, and others, making fun of this person and their organisation (or simply holding them up for ridicule) is like making jokes about any of the organisations that are helping the bushfire victims.

Apart from our gentle mocking of the job title, no-one has in any way ridiculed the person, let alone the organisation, mate.

#15
farq12:41 pm, 13 Feb 09

Life Enhancer? I thought that stuff only came in liquid form.

#16
Ags1:03 pm, 13 Feb 09

I am sure Kellie does a great job but I think most “pubes” like to have at least 4 lines of text under their name to make them sound and feel important.

Many moons ago I used to actually work for a living and I used the name ‘doctor of sanitry science’

#17
poptop1:38 pm, 13 Feb 09

Another colleague has sent me a verifiable source for a person who works as a “Future Team Leader”

Ambitious or ambiguous?

#18
Overheard1:51 pm, 13 Feb 09

Pommy bastard said :

Overheard said :

JB, and others, making fun of this person and their organisation (or simply holding them up for ridicule) is like making jokes about any of the organisations that are helping the bushfire victims.

Apart from our gentle mocking of the job title, no-one has in any way ridiculed the person, let alone the organisation, mate.

“or simply holding them up for ridicule” is the phrase you need to have a think about and then rephrase your statement. Mate.

#19
Overheard1:52 pm, 13 Feb 09

johnboy said :

Overheard, you won’t make NOTW, you’ll just make the mod list, possibly permanently.

I suggest you phrase your arguments without abusing other readers, or me, if you want to be heard in future.

Please point where I have “abus[ing]ed other readers, or me”, Johnboy.

Then I’ll go and send you offline some of your greatest hits where you have explicitly abused people. Directly and indirectly.

#20
trevar2:07 pm, 13 Feb 09

Overheard said :

Oh. My. God.

Here, you offend certain religious groups;

Overheard said :

JB, and others, making fun of this person and their organisation (or simply holding them up for ridicule) is like making jokes about any of the organisations that are helping the bushfire victims.

Here you are most disparaging of those who make fun of people who the good Lord put on Earth for us to make fun of;

Overheard said :

Spankers.

And then you call them Spankers. Sure, it’s a funny insult, and made me giggle, but how can you not see where you’ve been offensive?

#21
Overheard2:09 pm, 13 Feb 09

But, he says, flying from radio station to radio station, there ain’t no such thing as bad publicity and if this gives Inanna organisation some exposure and profile, without unduly upsetting anyone, that’s a good result.

It’s the knock-on effect on the people involved and the people that use Inanna’s services or who have put in their time, effort and invested emotionally that concerns me.

And worse still, the people in terrible situations who might want to approach places like Inanna, but due to the sort of stuff above, would/could (note word choice) be scared of being vilified or ridiculed if they are in ‘crisis’ or ‘distress’ or actually badly need their ‘lives enhanced’.

Other fish to fry. I’m trying to help others to help others to enhance the lives of our fellow Australians who have…. well, you can read and probably are reading real news sites that can say more eloquently than I what’s going on to help our fellow humans.

‘Life Enhancer’

I actually quite like it.

O.V.R. Heard
Adding ‘Songwriter’ to his four page business card…

#22
Overheard2:10 pm, 13 Feb 09

trevar said :

Overheard said :

Oh. My. God.

Here, you offend certain religious groups;

Overheard said :

JB, and others, making fun of this person and their organisation (or simply holding them up for ridicule) is like making jokes about any of the organisations that are helping the bushfire victims.

Here you are most disparaging of those who make fun of people who the good Lord put on Earth for us to make fun of;

Overheard said :

Spankers.

And then you call them Spankers. Sure, it’s a funny insult, and made me giggle, but how can you not see where you’ve been offensive?

It’s a rock and roll world, trevar. I said ‘My God’, not yours. Didn’t even bring her up for discussion.

You did that all yourself, pal. Don’t put words or intents in other people’s mouths or keyboards, please.

That sort of thing should get you thrown into moderation.

#23
Overheard2:12 pm, 13 Feb 09

And I did not say anything disparaging about spankers.

I used to know quite a few. It’s not my thing, but whatever floats your boat.

They were harmless (unless someone asked them to) but they were fun to have a drink with. Dress up nights were interesting….

Get to the Fringe tonight and you’ll see something like it. Burlesque night. Yay!

Come and say hello. You’ll find it hard to miss me! (Promoting others’ stuff, nothing here about me.)

#24
Overheard2:14 pm, 13 Feb 09

Now, who did I call ‘spankers’? Can you tell from one word?

Do you know me that well?

Artsound FM this afternoon from 5.03pm — listen to some of the Inanna Choir (Inannarama), possibly including Kellie White and Winsome Willow. I don’t have the CD or booklet with me here.

#25
Cameron2:15 pm, 13 Feb 09

Talk about a colossal overreaction to a thread about interesting job titles… I had to read your posts a few times overheard to ensure you weren’t taking the piss.

#26
Gobbo2:16 pm, 13 Feb 09

What does a “Life Enhancer” do, then?

#27
johnboy2:18 pm, 13 Feb 09

Overheard into moderation.

A warning is not an invitation to argue the toss (as it were).

#28
Cameron2:24 pm, 13 Feb 09

Good.

I did some artwork for some business cards recently and the job title for one of the staff was “Office Wrangler”. Not way out there, but a tad unusual ;)

#29
trevar2:41 pm, 13 Feb 09

I’ve never thought there could be a better job title than “Opposition Whip”, myself.

#30
willo2:43 pm, 13 Feb 09

well… not a canberra job title…but when i worked on the trawlers up north one of the deckhands was always the designated “coffee c***” each night….

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