Does Your Job Title Matter?

Does Your Job Title Matter? This became the talk in my circle after I sent out the article “Does Your Job Title Matter? I like to think of myself as a humble person, but full confession, I worked my ass off to get here. I will not be discounted when it comes to a position, benefits, and pay. Hell, as a woman, and one of color; I already know I am not making much as my male counterparts. Yes, I believe my title matters. In a professional setting among my peers, I prefer to be called a therapist rather than a counselor. Yes, these titles are often interchangeable, and reference the same type of mental health professional. Albeit, a therapist is defined as someone who is a licensed (going through extensive training, passed state board exams) and has obtained a master’s degree in social work, counseling, psychology, or a related field. I also find that behind my name I included my slew of acronyms. The reason is that in the world we live in status matters, and the higher your title is the more change you can often make.

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3 Responses to Does Your Job Title Matter?

  1. I joined Westminster Social Services as a DAM (Deputy Area Manager). The title was soon changed to Assistant Social Services Officer. When the news came through, one of the team leaders called out of the window to me: “Would you rather be an ASSO than a DAM?”

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