The most interesting job title in Canberra?

johnboy 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?
colourful sydney racing identity colourful sydney racing identity 10:01 am 16 Feb 09

Hmmmn, how about ‘Director of First Impressions’ for a receptionist, seriously.

p1 p1 9:32 am 16 Feb 09

When Hollingworth was appointed Governor General there was a bit of a kafuffle about whether to call him Archbishop or Governor General.

Surely GG would win, since that title is the one of incredible importance to the population of Australia, who he was working for, while Archbishop only relates to people who share the same imaginary friend who is a two thousand year old Jewish zombie.

F#ck it, just get on and sue me for defamation already…

Better add me to the class action.

deezagood deezagood 8:08 am 16 Feb 09

Granny said :

I’ve known programmers like that!

; )

Ha! Me too!

PantsMan PantsMan 3:29 am 16 Feb 09

When Hollingworth was appointed Governor General there was a bit of a kafuffle about whether to call him Archbishop or Governor General. They got around this by awarding him an honorary doctorate, because Doctor out-ranks both Archbishop and Governor General; who would have thunk it, and who would care. Oh, I – if forgot – those kids he fiddled with might care. Ops, he never fiddled with any kids, he – or his boyfriend – just thought it was OK or something, right?!?

F#ck it, just get on and sue me for defamation already…

Granny Granny 11:46 pm 15 Feb 09

I’ve known programmers like that!

; )

deezagood deezagood 7:28 pm 15 Feb 09

I helped/worked at a sports carnival today and my job title was ‘Ass programmer’. Best job title that I ever had.

pelican pelican 5:16 pm 15 Feb 09

Perhaps Life Enhancer is the new public service speak for coffee maker.

I can remember a few times when a nice cup of coffee enhanced my life no end.

Granny Granny 3:16 pm 15 Feb 09

Seriously, those gods and goddesses were worse than ‘Days of Our Lives’ …. The writers of those soapie-genre shows seem totally inspirationally-challenged by comparison!

poptop poptop 10:54 am 15 Feb 09


I hadn’t realised the this would be such a hot topic. I had received the title in an email from a widely available distribution list and so regarded it as public property.

The work Inanna does is in the main admirable but is undertaken at public expense so I decline to get too excited about any prospective knock on effects. Frankly the people Inanna decline services to or withdraw services from would be of greater interest.

Inanna as a name for a women’s crisis service is also particularly hilarious. In essence, Goddess Inanna tried to steal her Goddess sister’s throne, failed, was hung from a spike and left to rot, was rescued by men under instruction from a God and seems to have spent the rest of eternity as some sort of trophy wife to royalty.

I’m still pondering the intended message to Womyn-kind in all this. I suspect that the workers in Inanna have been playing a long and deeply subtle joke on the community.

Granny Granny 10:26 pm 13 Feb 09

I think Shitty Little Jobs Officer is a good one. I was so enamoured of this job title I went to great lengths to ensure that the position existed on our family organisational chart while I was Captain!


Then my dad came to visit and over-ruled me and I had to take it down …. *sigh*

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy 10:24 pm 13 Feb 09

I’ve worked with a range of pentesters, typically an odd bunch.

Olwen Olwen 10:22 pm 13 Feb 09

this is for real:

Penetration Tester
Vulnerability Unit

it’s a classic – imagine being a young man and responding with that when asked what you do for a job?!

Mr Waffle Mr Waffle 8:50 pm 13 Feb 09

I think it was last year that the Department for Disability Housing & Community Services advertised the position of “Thinker in Residence”… now whenever we see someone at work deep in thought and staring into space, we ask if they’re going for the job.

The Brad The Brad 8:35 pm 13 Feb 09

BerraBoy68 said :

Personally, I think JB has probably the best job title in the ACT. After all, who else can publicly call themselves an ‘Overlord’!

Stanhope? Nah, he’s an Overlord wanna-be

BerraBoy68 BerraBoy68 8:33 pm 13 Feb 09

Personally, I think JB has probably the best job title in the ACT. After all, who else can publicly call themselves an ‘Overlord’!

Overheard Overheard 7:42 pm 13 Feb 09

Hello from inside the… what’s that thing that Lex Luthor and his compadres get sent into in one of the Superman movies that goes spinning into the stratosphere until it gets slammed by a rocket or some projectile and they get released? The Mod Zone!

Just to shed some light on what I was mentioning about above about Inannarama (choir from the Inanna people.

Last year, this group of very strong people put together their second album, and they stepped right outside their comfort zone by recording it live in front of an audience in pretty much one take. It was… well, follow my link above to the ad for the event.

Here’s an excerpt from the book that accompanies the CD, ‘Inannarama: Live In Concert’:

“Linking music and writing to art seemed to be a natural connection and opened the door to a thrilling project.

Many of the songs had been created, shaped and sung over the last twelve months and this project was an opportunity to capture and present them further as words and the live CD recording.”

There’s more, but maybe go to the web-site and learn more, and buy the CD and accompanying booklet that includes words and art as well.

Will cost less than a round of drinks in most venues this weekend and maybe half of your monthly Foxtel bill for that game of football that’s now on. Or Lifestyles of the Rich and Gormless that’s on Lifestyle after the game.

The web address isn’t jumping off the page at me, but if you click on the link to the previous story, there’s something on ABC666 about them. ABC 666 have been incredible advocates of this project.

Back to the whirly, glass flying thing. Poooooooooooooooooosssssssssssst!

MsCheeky MsCheeky 4:56 pm 13 Feb 09

Just do it, p1. They don’t care, as long as you’re paying your taxes! And look at this way – not many people laugh when they see a letter from the taxman.

p1 p1 4:43 pm 13 Feb 09

When my son was doing his first on-line tax return, he noticed a drop down box with choice of titles.

I always wanted to make myself a Cardinal, or an Abbot, but was afraid I would spend the rest of my life responding to questioning letters from the ATO.

Muttsybignuts Muttsybignuts 4:38 pm 13 Feb 09

johnboy said :

Simply because he chose to ignore a warning.

90% of comments made from moderation are eventually published. After a week or so of constructive, on topic commenting most people come out.

Further discussion of this here will be treated as off-topic posting though, I suggest you email me if you’d like to have further clarification.

Thanks mate.

Holden Caulfield Holden Caulfield 4:31 pm 13 Feb 09

[three post nutbag]

Having thought about it for a bit longer, can anyone really come up with a better Canberra job title than “Usher of the Black Rod”?

[/three post nutbag]

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