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Day: March 28, 2019

With Job Titles – Perception is Reality

Not too long ago my daughter asked what my job title is. When I told her that, since I own the company, I don’t really have one, she was completely perplexed. I’m a founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, and director of marketing all rolled into one with a few other jobs mixed in. She then asked if I’m Rob’s boss. Rob is our president and my co-founder. When I said “no” I could tell she was struggling with making sense of it all.

We live in a world where everyone is assigned a job title that helps us understand what their role is in the company. My wife is a teacher. Pretty simple, right? Rob’s wife is a data scientist for a pharmaceutical company. That title may not be as crystal clear as “teacher” or “carpenter” but most would have somewhat of an understanding of what she does based on her title.

Rob and I are perfectly fine with not having a specific title beyond president & CEO that tells the world exactly what we do with Mamu Media on a day to day basis. However, according to an article on Quartz at Work, some millennials will forgo up to $10,000 in annual salary for a job that has a more appealing job title.

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