What is it with people (especially people that work with computers) inflating their job titles to astronomical proportions? Not so much in this thread, but in real life.
It's really quite simple, these rules apply everywhere:
If you maintain computer systems for a company, you are a systems administrator If you create and maintain websites, you are a web designer If you create and maintain business systems (or other large systems), and are an accredited engineer, you are a software engineer If you create and maintain business systems (or other large systems), and are not an accredited engineer, you are a programmer or "software developer" if you really hate "programmer" THAT much.
Cases could also be made for the likes of "computer scientist" if you work on complex algorithms (stuff like logistics software for transit companies, or pretty much anything related to medicine or science), or "researcher" if you're employed by a university or research institute.
But just because the "CEO" of your 10-man company calls you the "telecommunications system support technician" or some other moronic job title with 3+ words, doesn't mean you have to blurt it out every time you meet anybody.
lets complain about things that happen in real life but doesn't happen so much in this topic i hate when i go to buy bacon and get to the till and realise im buying bacon wtf smh yolo
It's like playing monopoly then flipping the board over when they land on mayfair,saying 'lol i do what i want its just a game' - SoulStrikes