Discussion in 'General Chat' started by tiecollector, Jul 3, 2009.
I think the Episcopalian ministers would get laid more often wearing charcoal or navy blue. Then again I don't know much about religion.
People in my line of work who insist on putting "Esquire" after their names when signing letters. I mean, just putting "Douche" after your name makes the same point and saves you some ink.
I understand when signing letters but do you feel the same about official correspondence? It is a legal title after all.
Methinks nickels is one of those people who signs his name with esquire
Last 4th of July weekend was the first time my arms were exposed to the elements in many, many years. It was also the first time in my life I received sunburn. To this day, close to a year later I still have the tan lines on my arms. That amazes me
I'm not sure what you mean by official correspondence - do you just mean letters written in your professional capacity, or something else? But yeah, I feel the same pretty much regardless of context. When people use it to highlight the fact that they are lawyers when signing their letters, I tend to assume either (1) they're insecure and have waaaaay to much of their ego invested in their choice of profession; and/or (2) they write a lot of letters to people who are relatively unsophisticated or don't deal regularly with lawyers, and hope that the emphasis will somehow be impressive or intimidating (e.g., they are small-potatoes collection lawyers). YMMV, obviously. I also don't have personalized license plates or cute punny t-shirts that scream "I'm a lawyer and you're not so suck it!!!!" at all the little people.
If I'm sending letters in a professional capacity, it's evident from my letterhead, and generally from the context of the correspondence, that I'm a law-talking guy. If the recipient hasn't figured that out by the time they get to the end of the letter, I'm probably doing something wrong.
Also: I'm no expert, but I think it might be stretching to call it a legal title, in any event. It's an honorific generally associated with lawyers, but it doesn't correspond (to my knowledge, at least) to a particular academic degree like J.D. or LLM, and I'm not aware of any official linkage to bar passage or other professional certification (like CPA, for example).
I do, however, require all of my daughter's friends to address me as Juris Doctor Lawyerdad.
Healthcare tends to be very credential driven and many (most?) folks tend to put a bunch of letters behind their names. Nurses that get into administration are the worse/funniest. You'll see:
Jane Doe, RN, CCRN, CNML, C.
So to start off with that's:
Critical Care Registered Nurse
Certified Nurse Manager and Leader.
So they've managed to point out they are a nurse three times and an RN twice. Impressive. Also impressive is knowing that to be a CCRN all you need is one year working as....wait for it...a critical care RN and then write a proficiency exam. To be a CNML all you have to do is, yeah, you guessed it, work as a manager of nursing staff. Don't even have to write an exam.
Never figured out what that lone "C" is about.
It can get pretty ludicrous.
I have a Project Management Professional certification, but I don't feel the need to put it in my title as HRoi, PMP. Everyone already knows I'm a PiMP
Oh, come on . . .
I once counted the letters I'm entitled to put after my name and it would look pretty stupid if I did that but I know folks what would. All I need after my signature is AAF (alpha as fuck).
I just called someone to ask. I guess it means "certified." So, RN, C. Ugh.
I think your SF handle does that for you
I hate people who put "MBA" after their name. Fucking stupid. My email signature looks as follows:
patrick BOOTH, Schmuck
I bet you spell it that way to even look like more of a schmuck
Separate names with a comma.