Posts Tagged ‘job titles’

“Roles” versus “jobs”, or how the economic crisis has exposed an insidious corporate euphemism

Monday, June 15th, 2009

My parents’ generation all had jobs. Today’s workers, lucky creatures that we are, have “roles”. At least we did – until the financial crisis hit. (more…)

Job titles, hyphens and inflationary language

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Sometime last year our traffic wardens became “civil enforcement officers”. Actually, there had been an intermediary stage I’d missed when they were known as “parking attendants”.

Such inflationary language is, as ever, clearly laughable. (more…)