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I had dinner with my wife last night and the conversation turned to job titles and who creates these job titles

I am so far removed from the world of offices that I am still thrown off when my wife brings up the subject of job titles and what job titles mean in an office environment. I haven’t worked in an office since 2010. I’m completely perplexed when I hear things like ‘Senior Vice President of Corporate Logo Strategy’ or something deep like that.

Another one that gets me is when someone is called a manager, yet they don’t have a staff to manage. Who comes up with these titles? Is there a Rolodex of available job titles that I don’t know about? My wife was telling me what she wants to accomplish over the next year or so, and I’m proud of her vision. Then she tells me the job title that such a position would hold, and my head explodes.

As a kid in super blue-collar Brookville, OH I never heard of middle-management titles like Director of [enter some odd department here]. Instead, I knew my dad operated a backhoe, road graders, built bridges, drove dump trucks, loaded salt trucks and we would pick up cones (on OT, of course) that were left on the road after the roller went over the deep patches (backhoe digs out sunken/cracked blacktop, trucks bring in fresh blacktop, roller runs over it) on Farmersville West Carrollton Rd., Jamaica Rd. or my all-time favorite Chicken Bristle Rd. You didn’t want cars driving over fresh blacktop, hence the cones. “Get on the tailgate and throw them in the back,” were the orders when my dad was on cone duty. You could say I was a 10-year-old Vice President of Cone Removal in Montgomery County, Ohio.

My mom never made it to the Director of Secretaries in the Montgomery County Auditor’s office. It didn’t exist! They were secretaries! They made sure the office workers paid the $100 picnic attendance fee (that immediately went to the auditor’s reelection campaign).

And now here I am in my 40s after years working on the Internet, and people ask me my job title. Tuesday, I had a doctor’s appointment and Dr. Tim asked me what I do for a living for the first time in eight years. Typically I’ll say sports blogger, but lately, I’ve transitioned to Internet sports writer. You’re damn right Dr. Tim was intrigued by my career, but I didn’t have a cool title to use. I stumbled around trying to say I write about sports, but I don’t want it to come off like I’m a Big J blue checkmark.

That all changes right now.

I think it’s time I get a cool title and I want you guys to come up with it. I want to put it on my social media bios. I want to update my LinkedIn account where it’s so cool to have a cool job title.

Try to work Screencaps into the title. I really want to focus on that moving forward. Aren’t you supposed to be a Senior VP in your 40s, or does that come in your late 50s-60s?

Please help. I see the job titles you guys have on your emails, and I always feel inferior. Let’s change that.

Email: joekinsey@gmail.com

• Dusty N. in Missouri writes:

I have been following Screencaps for over a year now, never miss a day. I agree with you that Jackson Mahomes is a complete D Bag! I have been debating this one, (Jen Psaki – Bengals fan) (Jackson Mahomes -Chiefs fan by default) I think we are both screwed with these classy people being fans of our respected teams. Go Chiefs!

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Wait a minute, Jen’s a Bengals fan? What the hell? I immediately did my obligatory Google searches to find out what’s going on here and learned that Jen is a Bengals fan by marriage, which means she’s just acting like a Bengals fan to make her husband happy.

Now I’m feeling much better about such a kick to the gut. Here I was thinking she had suffered through the Dave Shula years — she didn’t. In fact, Little Red Lying Hood didn’t marry this guy until 2010, so she’s not a real Bengals fan who had to live through Carson Palmer’s knee being blown out.

I’m really screwed if she starts making stupid dancing TikTok videos and sprays champagne on the press corps.

• Mike T. & Cindy T in Mexico rolls on:

Hola Amigo,

Greetings from sunny Puerto Vallarta Mexico, our weather has passed and we are back on track. As you are aware, Mexico is a huge country and Puerto Vallarta is a long way from the Baja. So, Baja-style tacos are a little hard to find here, but they are one of my favorite styles of tacos so have searched them out over the years.

Today, one of my favorites, Marisma in old town Puerto Vallarta’s romantic zone. Marisma is really only a street cart, but they do such an outstanding job, I have to visit them several times every time I’m in town.

As you can see from the pictures, it’s a highly efficient machine. You sit at the counter, order your food ” 2 shrimp tacos” and away they go. One Lady makes and grills the tortillas right in front of you while the other lady batters and fry’s the shrimp. Bam, bam, a little shredded cabbage, and carrots away it goes to you. You add the salsas and the aole and a little lime, remember lime is critical to a great taco, and it goes into your mouth. No beer so you bring your own from the store across the street.

Fantastic fresh food, great people, so warm and welcoming to us gringos. Lunch for 3 with 4 beers $12

Stay well brother!

• Update!

• Mark H. says this is “The final word of chili…”

Chili doesn’t have have meat in it. Chili con carne has meat in it. “Texas chili” is the anglicized version of “chili con carne.” This is literally translated as, “chili with meat.” The earliest know recipe for chili is 1519! When the Spanish conquistadors arrived in the Americas chili was already being made… it just didn’t have meat in it!

There was no beef in the pre-Columbian Americas. Because Texas was cattle country, beef was readily available that chili con carne became the standard in TX.  But even as chili spread throughout the United States beans remained common in chili. Beans are cheaper than meat. Chili was originally a lower class meal (like BBQ was originally). The more you could afford, the more meat you added. So Texans can say “their” chili doesn’t have beans but they have to either call it “Texas chili” or “Chili con carne.” That’s it. That’s the final word. Arguing otherwise is ignorant. Make it how ever you want but ignorance is completely curable. 

Arguing from a position of authority is a logic fallacy, but my 81 year mom is from Texas and a Tex-Mex cook so authentic that English is a second language to her…

• Brandon W. needs advice from you guys on fantasy golf:

Always enjoy your (near) daily screencaps. 

Kansas City guy living near Ann Arbor, MI. Happy for you with your Bengals. We had the same exhilaration 4 years ago after so many years of frustration. Still absolutely in awe of the Chiefs and Bills game. Buffalo played incredible. The talking heads are nitpicking a lot of the decisions near the end of the game. Again, I remember the disappointment four years ago against Tom Brady and the Patriots. Bills are going to get it done soon. Just hope the Chiefs can keep holding them off. 

After this year’s Gauntlet suggestion that we loved, our group is looking to branch out into a fantasy golf league. Do any of your readers have suggestions or advice on what fantasy golf site they use, spreadsheet, or crazy fun rules? I liked one of the sites included the owners playing rounds (scores counted) as well. We tried to get the Tobacco Road Blues spreadsheet from Shane Ryan, golf digest, but nothing so far. 

https://tobaccoroadblues.com/2016/01/27/pga-fantasy-rules/

Thanks and keep up the great work. 

• Matt in Nashville is back and he’s still talking about snow, but it’s more about being a good dad!

Sorry for the delayed submission, but we’ve been welcoming the newest member of the Nashville/Screencaps community to the world. Happy to share that he is happy and healthy as is his mom. What I meant to share with the other dad’s out there was in important lesson in snowman building based on all the snow we unusually received in Nashville the first couple weeks of the year. I was busy building a pool house with my father-in-law from the ground up (pics coming in a future Do Hard Things email) so I needed to rush a snowman for my little guy.

The lesson here has nothing to do with building the initial snowman – I had to use screws for his features, no biggie right? – but to do with the after. If you want to freak out your kids, screws are the way to go. Snowman was built like normal, but after he melted just a bit, he became a terrifying character from a scary movie. This goes in the dad wallet as a total opportunity for the future. Fellow dad’s beware, but also take advantage of this easy masterpiece. Love the Screencaps nation and all it provides.

• That should do it for this Wednesday morning. You guys have an assignment while at work today. Get to it! Make my job title so awesome that the LinkedIn crowd goes wild.

Other than that, have a great day. It’s barely above freezing around here. I’ll be busy packing my bag for Florida. Tomorrow morning it’s time to head south and get focused on the biggest game for MY Bengals since January 1989.

Email: joekinsey@gmail.com

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Written by Joe Kinsey

I'm an Ohio guy, born in Dayton, who roots for Ohio State and can handle you guys destroying the Buckeyes, Urban Meyer and everything associated with Columbus.

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