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I have for months been trying to recover a large sum of money which was placed in dormancy by one of our High Street Banks, partly through the bank's actions but also by the inaction of the multinational company which owns the money. Long involved story which I have escalated up through the tiers of bank bureaucracy. My last email was to the hapless "Manager" whose name was on a letter sent to me 27th September. Nothing further, when I chased him he blithely replied that he had not been the Team Leader of that Department since May this year!! However, he has asked a colleague to see if he can "assist" me. 

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12th Nov 2013 17:34

Oops! Rest of it. I copied my email to a named individual who we might long ago called a Complaints Manager. His title is Managing Director of Propositions Delivery, Governance and Control. ...............................

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to David Harris
15th Nov 2013 20:03

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DavidGilligan wrote:

I copied my email to a named individual who we might long ago called a Complaints Manager. His title is Managing Director of Propositions Delivery, Governance and Control. ...............................

 

The same role at HSBC is now Head of Complaints Centre of Excellence

 

Errr, right

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By 3569787
03rd May 2016 17:08

How about ...

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By pawncob
12th Nov 2013 20:49

Try

Chief Executive Officer instead of Town Clerk.(I/C of a Cabinet.)

The Cabinet comprises seven Councillors, all representing the majority party of the Council. There is a Leader, Deputy Leader and five Cabinet Members - each with a specific 'portfolio' of responsibilities, which are listed in full in the Council's Constitution 

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12th Nov 2013 20:56

waste management and disposal technicians

aka Bin Men

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12th Nov 2013 21:29

welcoming agent and telephone intermediary

 The receptionist to you and me

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12th Nov 2013 21:30

wet leisure assistant

A Lifeguard

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12th Nov 2013 22:57

Aka receptionist....
Director of first impressions..... I kid you not

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15th Nov 2013 12:09

Surface Coat Technician

ie a painter

Or for a dept it has to be one of our own Urgent Issues Task Force

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By mrme89
15th Nov 2013 12:26

Paper Distribution Engineer (paperboy). This was at my local Alldays before they went bust.

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By bbd99
15th Nov 2013 13:04

Finance Director or Financial Director?

Slightly off topic. I was once asked at a job interview with the Finance(?) Director and Managing Director of Magazine Company:

What is the difference between a Finance Director and a Financial Director.

My answer "a few letters"?

Guffaw from MD

FD does not laugh, then goes on to give definition ( which I still do not understand)

 

I did not get the job, probably for the best.

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15th Nov 2013 16:08

Fluologist

I see a van locally proclaiming the driver to be a 'fluologist', he is a chimney sweep.  And my husband used to work in a warehouse as a fullfillment operative.  I have no further comment to make on that on a Friday afternoon.

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By 2156806
15th Nov 2013 17:43

Vision Technician and Marine Surgeon
AKA window cleaner and fishmonger

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15th Nov 2013 20:09

Fluologist ?

 

But surely that would be someone who studies influenza.

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16th Nov 2013 11:59

I once work with a guy who proudly announced that he had resigned to take up a post with an International Company - his job title was to be Assistant Financial Controller UK.  My colleagues & I thought the acronym extremely appropriate !!!  

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18th Nov 2013 10:00

I once had a job title of

MIS Management Accountant

(management information system)

FD clearly had a sense of humour. :-)

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18th Nov 2013 12:12

HM Revenue & Customs

They always excel at these.  We have had 2 letters from HMRC regarding new limited companies sent by the New Company Triage Officer.

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By BananaMan
18th Nov 2013 12:53

Train ticket collector

aka Revenue Protection Officer

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By Locutus
18th Nov 2013 13:22

Mixologist (a fancy bartender that specialises in cocktails)

Makes me cringe whenever I hear it.

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By Monsoon
18th Nov 2013 15:02

Is it just me or

do you think it's a bit OTT to call yourself a CEO when you're a small one man band Ltd?

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to atleastisoundknowledgable...
18th Nov 2013 15:49

Totally

Monsoon wrote:

do you think it's a bit OTT to call yourself a CEO when you're a small one man band Ltd?

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18th Nov 2013 15:28

From 'What's My Line'

The most famous daft job they featured was a 'Saggar Maker's Bottom Knocker' - a real, though doubtless now defunct, job in the pottery industry.

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18th Nov 2013 16:08

I Kid you not

Some years ago the Local Authority developed the First Action Response Team, with representation from Police, Paramedics, Fire service, Mountain Rescue and Mines Rescue and had the vehicles all sign written before they realised the gaff.

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By mwngiol
to mrme89
18th Nov 2013 16:54

The gaff?

ccassociates wrote:

Some years ago the Local Authority developed the First Action Response Team, with representation from Police, Paramedics, Fire service, Mountain Rescue and Mines Rescue and had the vehicles all sign written before they realised the gaff.

Or the guff? :)

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