On to the current blog. Titles. So, I started a new job this week. I still work for the same company, but I have changed departments, areas of the company, jobs, and TITLES. For 10 years I have been an investigator, now I am an auditor. And with that change comes my current issue. I love(d) being an investigator. For years now, I have thought of myself as an 'investigator' and defined myself as an investigator. For me it is like being a lawyer or an architect, it's something more than just a job, it's part of who I am as person.
And it was fun being an investigator. Fun in terms of what one gets to do - search the internet, be nosy, find out what you can find out about someone, research crimes. It rocks. And it's a good conversation starter. If you're at a party and tell someone you're an investigator they are intrigued. They want to know more. And when you talk about it, they think it's cool (read 'you're cool'), dashing, exciting, should I say sexy.
Auditor? Not sexy. You tell someone you're an auditor and they get brief flashes of numbers and accounting, thick glasses and pocket protectors. Their eyes glaze over and suddenly they need another drink. Who wants to talk about auditing? It's already started, my first stranger asked me what I do yesterday, when I told him 'auditor' he didn't have much response. It was essentially a conversation brick wall. So, I quickly told him that before Monday I had been an investigator for 10 years. He got all excited by that, suddenly I was, well you know, sexier!
I think some pictures will illustrate nicely. Here's what pops up in google when you search 'investigator' and 'auditor'.
My new look!
The old me (hot!)!
Even when auditors are trying to dispel expectations that they are boring, dull and frumpy, they (we?) can't quite sex themselves up properly.
An auditor being sexy.
An investigator being sexy.
Hopefully my blog will stay sexy and won't be bogged down with my new auditor brain. If I start boring you, my loyal readers, sorry! At least Otto will always love me.