PC Job names ?!?

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Milkymilk

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What the hell?


A few weeks ago I was doing some work at a school and mentioned to my boss,
"You think the janitor will lock these doors or should I lock them?"

He said
"No you better lock them, by the way, you should know that we don't call them Janitors anymore. You might offend them. And its not a good idea to piss them off"

Me "Huh?"
"okay custodians, how about that?"

"No that's bad too"

"Then what the hell do I call them?!?"

"they are now called Maintenance Managment "
Or some bland homogenous title to that effect....



When the hell did Janitors stop being Janitors?!? I feel like this happened all of a sudden too.

And this isn't just Janitors...

I remember when it was Stewardess and not Flight Attendant. What's the shame in being a Stewardess or Steward?

I met some chick who was a hollywood starlet wannabe and she insisted she was an actor!, not an actress. By the way, does that mean a princess is now called prince? How is being an actress worse then being an actor?!? In what way is saying actress sexist?


Its getting out of hand.


If I was a Janitor, and someone asked me what I did, I would proudly beat my chest and say "IM A JANITOR!, you heard me World!! THATS WHAT I AM! Darn Skippy! I get a pay check!" I wouldn't lower my eyes, grovel and say Im in Maintenance Management.


Its like people are ashamed of their jobs or something and are trying to spice them up with the title. But this kind of euphamism only makes it worse, because it sounds like the person is ashamed.


Anyone have other examples of the new PC job titles.
 
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Milkymilk said:
I remember when it was Stewardess and not Flight Attendant. What's the shame in being a Stewardess or Steward?
Ha ha! I stil call them 'Air Hostesses' - I bet they hate that! It's just habit and I don't give that much thought to what the title actually means.

How about a receptionist being "Director of First Impressions"?
 
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Garbologists are the official PC name for binmen. Rubbish collectors. Rich bums. Makes me sick.
 

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Coroner = Service provider for the living impaired
pizza guy = chef of preperation of traditional italian-american bread sauce dish
 

Prince_Vegeta

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Linesman in football (sorry, Saw-Ker for you guys over the pond) are officially supposed to be called 'referee's assistants'.

Needless to say, not a single team's supporters give a shit. They are, and always will be referred to as 'that cunt who keeps raising his flag'.
 
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ConanTL said:
Coroner = Service provider for the living impaired
Haha this thread could get quite funny...

We have loads of titles at my old school now, just to make the teachers feel proud and better. This is how it goes:

Principal (Yes I am in England, but for some reason Mr Green is now called a f'n Principal)

Vice Principal, PA, Assistant Vice Principal (x2) Head of Year (x6 or 7) Assistant Head of Year (x6 or 7) and various others. JEZUZ YOU ARE A TEACHER AND DONT FORGET IT
 
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How about Political Correctness people go fuck themselves. The only cause problems rather than solving them. When did anyone in such fields feel oppressed until "PC" came into effect. My mother is a Secretary! I don't think she gives a shit what PC term she is given!

A janitor is a fucking janitor! Since being called so for so many years, I don't see how they would find that offensive.

Now here is the most offensive statement (seen it on a bumper sticker) ever!

NUKE THE GAY BLACK WHALES FOR JESUS!

Political correctness should suck a fucking fat, fagot, retard, lesbian, nigger, cracker, diego, spick, beaner, chink DICK/COCK/PRICK/ROD/CUNT/SLIT/PUSSY!

I know I missed many racial slurs, but you can add them as you want!
 
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How about Native Americans? That's two-fold.

1: America was the name given to the land after it was taken from them. Why the fuck would you want to be labelled a product of thievery? I'd find that degrading. Besides, anyone born in America is native American by birth-right regardless of ancestry. And if you really wanna get picky, Indians migrated to America from Asia via a land bridge between Alaska and Russia. They're no more native than the colonists. They just did it in the opposite direction.

2: Christopher Columbus discovered "America" and the people therein at the time. While they are divided into many culturally different tribes across the several regions of the Western hemisphere, they were collectively identified as Indians, like white guys were known as "white man," which if you think about it is equally racist, but if we complain, we're racist. If someone refers to an Indian as an Indian, it's not racist, it's because they are unable to identify what specific tribe they are from and that is the next most specific term without patronizing them by saying Native American. Besides, they have since referred to the islands in the South Pacific as the East Indies just because of this. That shows the impact on the world that the term Indian had. That's some serious magnitude to be proud of: "my people changed the name of a region we've never been to."
 
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Milkymilk

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TFS said:
How about Native Americans? That's two-fold.

1: America was the name given to the land after it was taken from them. Why the fuck would you want to be labelled a product of thievery? I'd find that degrading. Besides, anyone born in America is native American by birth-right regardless of ancestry. And if you really wanna get picky, Indians migrated to America from Asia via a land bridge between Alaska and Russia. They're no more native than the colonists. They just did it in the opposite direction.

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Holy shit I agree with you there.. Ive never understood why im supposed to honor a 'native american' over a person born native to America.. shit I was born here too.. Why are they more 'native' and entitled to more sympathy then me. Who gives a crap what ancester did what to whom?
Hell, my ancestors were probably in Russia getting their limbs hacked off by the Czars for farting in the wrong direction at the time the indians were oppressed. But so what? How is this my fault?

I was born in California, that Indian over there was born in California...so he's native and im not? because of what our ancestors did?!? Yeah that sort of annoys me. Reparations and 'white' guilt are idiotic.
 
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This thread reminded me of what my physics teacher was telling us.

The teachers had to go to this meeting in the summer or sometime and they could select activities they wanted to do. He put down necton sampling so it would get excepted. So, the teachers got to spend the day fishing.
 
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TFS said:
How about Native Americans? That's two-fold.

1: America was the name given to the land after it was taken from them. Why the fuck would you want to be labelled a product of thievery? I'd find that degrading. Besides, anyone born in America is native American by birth-right regardless of ancestry. And if you really wanna get picky, Indians migrated to America from Asia via a land bridge between Alaska and Russia. They're no more native than the colonists. They just did it in the opposite direction.

2: Christopher Columbus discovered "America" and the people therein at the time. While they are divided into many culturally different tribes across the several regions of the Western hemisphere, they were collectively identified as Indians, like white guys were known as "white man," which if you think about it is equally racist, but if we complain, we're racist. If someone refers to an Indian as an Indian, it's not racist, it's because they are unable to identify what specific tribe they are from and that is the next most specific term without patronizing them by saying Native American. Besides, they have since referred to the islands in the South Pacific as the East Indies just because of this. That shows the impact on the world that the term Indian had. That's some serious magnitude to be proud of: "my people changed the name of a region we've never been to."

This has nothing to do with PC Job names. And besides, regardless of where indigineous people come from, there weren't others living on the continent at the time. American Indian, Native American, First Nations, whatever you wanna call it. I really don't care. I just don't use the term "Indians" it's not because I am offended, it's because I don't come from India. Not just because some guy decided to call people Indians one day am I gonna call myself one. If someone "discovered" your people and call you Shitopians, would you want to be called that? hehe Besides, most natives don't call each other "native americans" anyway, it's simply Native. It's a moot argument either way, if someone says native american, everyone knows damn well they aren't talking about Sambonius Johnson from Missouri. :hilarious:

now back on topic...

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Joey Orion said:
This has nothing to do with PC Job names. And besides, regardless of where indigineous people come from, there weren't others living on the continent at the time. American Indian, Native American, First Nations, whatever you wanna call it. I really don't care. I just don't use the term "Indians" it's not because I am offended, it's because I don't come from India. Not just because some guy decided to call people Indians one day am I gonna call myself one. If someone "discovered" your people and call you Shitopians, would you want to be called that? hehe Besides, most natives don't call each other "native americans" anyway, it's simply Native. It's a moot argument either way, if someone says native american, everyone knows damn well they aren't talking about Sambonius Johnson from Missouri. :hilarious:

now back on topic...

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Shitopian? I actually like that..the Empire of Shitopia shall rule the Planet SHIT!

PC talk is just guilty people worried about feelings. Words are words, actions are the real inportant thing.
If you treat a Janitor like a piece of dirt, then you suck ass..Janitor is a word, how you treat that man or woman doing the job matters more.
 
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evilmittens said:
Shitopian? I actually like that..the Empire of Shitopia shall rule the Planet SHIT!

PC talk is just guilty people worried about feelings. Words are words, actions are the real inportant thing.
If you treat a Janitor like a piece of dirt, then you suck ass..Janitor is a word, how you treat that man or woman doing the job matters more.

i agree with you. We have a cool janitor and everytime he comes in to clean up I always shoot the shit with him and he's always down for good conversation. After talking to him, i found he just cleans to do it, he's an architect of some sort during the day.