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Old 03-22-2011, 08:43 PM   #11
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For many years, I have belonged to an organization that includes a predominance of members with advanced degrees and professional credentials. Quite a few of them list all the alphabet soup on all the membership lists, reservations, etc.

The editor of our newsletter thought it was getting so ridiculous that she started listing herself on the masthead as Firstname Lastname, BFD.

It caused more than a minor commotion.

Every group has people who are very impressed with themselves.
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For many years, I have belonged to an organization that includes a predominance of members with advanced degrees and professional credentials. Quite a few of them list all the alphabet soup on all the membership lists, reservations, etc.

The editor of our newsletter thought it was getting so ridiculous that she started listing herself on the masthead as Firstname Lastname, BFD.

It caused more than a minor commotion.

Every group has people who are very impressed with themselves.
I don't understand the "BFD".
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Old 03-22-2011, 08:51 PM   #13
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:36 PM   #15
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:15 PM   #16
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It is just my opinion but I wonder if perhaps he is just a little unsure of himself. I find that people who have earned a title but who have not spent a lot of time proving themselves seem to be very insistant about the use of the title. The old timers who have nothing to prove tend to be less insistant.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #18
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How arrogant, it's just ridiculous.

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Old 03-22-2011, 11:59 PM   #19
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My wife recently earned her Phd in plant genetics. When she makes reservations, she makes them as DR. So-and-So.

Her reasoning is that she put 6 long hard years into earning the degree and the title,
and she damn sure is going to use it when she can.
(Also, a title before or after a name does cause a mental shift in most people's thinking... it does command a bit more respect.)

However, if she ends up being booked as Mrs., she doesn't much worry about it.

So, although I tend to agree it is rather arrogant if one INSISTS, I can understand it.
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Old 03-23-2011, 12:14 AM   #20
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i think what's bothersome to me is that it's typical for successful, young guys to be arrogant.

i see it in almost all of the group of 20 somethings with whom i work. i guess it's the "jersey shore" generation. you don't need class or too much intelligence if you make good money and work out a lot. unfortunately, young women facilitate that - feeding right into it, so they're no better.

the few young guys in my job who are decent, relatively humble people are already slated to be the future managers and supervisors, but we can't tell them that or it might go to their heads and ruin everything, lol.


as far as the "chef" goes, i guess he feels that he'll get special service in some way if his background is known by the waitstaff and cooks/chef. i'm sure it's worked at times, so why not try?

the real question is does he call himself chef outside of the restaurant biz where it might mean less. i mean, i work with a lot of "engineers". some do nothing more than push a button or two once in a while, when told to do so. some have multiple degrees and many years of experience and run a television network. the term engineer losses it's cachet after a while when you compare the two.

in the real world, a chef might be a talented, rising culinary star, or could be a burger flipper extroadinaire, you never know.
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