This IT pilot fish takes a job working for a company owned by a wealthy financial trader, who has some quirks. “One,” says fish, “was that he wouldn’t pay for business cards. But it was OK if we bought card stock and printed our own, so I did that for everyone in the company, including myself.”
Fish’s job title, as of the day he’s hired: manager of Unix operations. But the first time the boss introduces him to a big client, he calls him “director of software development.”
After that meeting, fish reprints his cards. Boss says nothing.
Not long after that, the boss introduces fish to another big client as “vice president of software development.” And fish reprints his cards again.