No Image Available


Read more from TrainingZone

googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1705321608055-0’); });

Job title ‘snobbery’ is rife among office workers, says survey


Office Angels' latest survey reports that 70 percent of office workers would rather have a more 'prestigous' job title than a pay increase. Apparently envy and competition are being fueled by snobbery over the relative desirability of different job titles.

The survey of 1,500 workers found that job title 'snobbery' exists both within and outside the workplace, with 70 percent of respondents also claiming that they were judged on their job title in social situations.

The top five job titles employees wanted changed were:

Filing Clerk to Data Storage Specialist
Photocopying Clerk to Reprographics Engineer
Secretary to Executary
Post Person to Office Logistics Coordinator
Tea lady to Catering Supervisor

Judy James, author of 'The Office Jungle' says that there is a need for job titles to be updated in line with growing levels of skill and responsibility, but that they should always reflect the job being carried out.

However, Paul Jacobs, Corporate Communications Director of Office Angels is keen to emphasise that job titles are a necessary part of office life, commenting that “it is important that employees don’t get too ‘hung up’ over job titles".

It is more important for staff to be motivated towards gaining recognition for their efforts than to become overly concerned about what can be purely a label.

For futher information about Office Angels:


Get the latest from TrainingZone.

Elevate your L&D expertise by subscribing to TrainingZone’s newsletter! Get curated insights, premium reports, and event updates from industry leaders.


Thank you!