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    There I was, getting my evening Iced Red Eye at Starbucks and I glanced at one of the employee's nametags and it said, "Barista." Now, I had never noticed this before. Not being shy or very politically correct, I asked (apparently a stupid question due to the reaction of the "Barista") what the heck is a "Barista"?

    The response was that is was their job title. Immediately, my eyes glazed over and my mind (seriously diminished at this particular time, Chick) wandered and I thought to myself, "What a dumb title for an employee." From the reaction of the "Barista" I didn't think this to myself, but rather said it out loud.

    But it got me to thinking. What other stupid job titles are there out there? And I knew my pals at t|c could help me out!

    But we have to have some rules: you have to give the old job title, the new job title and a better description based on your vast array of knowledge.

    Only one job title per post please.

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    Here's my first one --

    Old = Clerk
    PC = Customer Service Representative

    Better = Retail Helper -- Just don't ask any questions, I'm too busy talking on my cell phone to answer them
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    Old = Shelf filler
    PC = Produce Executive
    Better = Supermarket rearranger ("but I thought the beans would be better near the pork...")
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    Barista is also a brand of coffee, sure it was their jobtitle??
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    Barista Defined:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=barista

    Main Entry: barista
    Function: noun
    Definition: a preparer / server in a coffee bar

    They even have a World Championship!

    http://www.worldbaristachampionship.com/index.lasso
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    You guys need to get around more...LOL

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    Since approximately 1990, the term barista (the Italian word for bartender - masculine or feminine; plural: baristi) has been used in English to denote a professional maker of espresso coffee beverages. Prior to that time, the less elegant prevailing term was "espresso puller." The shift of terminology probably comes, at least in part, from the fact that most espresso machines manufactured since the 1980s no longer require pulling down on a big handle.

    Many makers of espresso machines offer barista training, most courses taking from one to three days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ACDriver
    You guys need to get around more...LOL

    From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
    Since approximately 1990, the term barista (the Italian word for bartender - masculine or feminine; plural: baristi) has been used in English to denote a professional maker of espresso coffee beverages. Prior to that time, the less elegant prevailing term was "espresso puller." The shift of terminology probably comes, at least in part, from the fact that most espresso machines manufactured since the 1980s no longer require pulling down on a big handle.

    Many makers of espresso machines offer barista training, most courses taking from one to three days.
    Hey, hey, HEY!

    We are getting off topic here ... let's get back to the work at hand ...

    Old = Prostitute
    PC = Sex Surrogate

    Better = Girlfriend paid by the hour that doesn't require dinner, flowers or talking about my day.
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    Old = Stewardess
    PC = Flight Attendant

    Better = Tiny pretzel (can't have peanuts due to sudden allergic reactions) and drink dispenser
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chick-Dance
    Do flight attendants have tiny pretzles?
    No, just old wrinkly ones ...

    Old = Secretary
    PC = Administrative Assistant

    Better = Good looking, young woman that answers the phone in a pleasant voice and doesn't complain when you ask for coffee
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    Old = Confession
    PC = Reconciliation
    Better = None of your business!!

    (sorry, not a job title)

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