Interesting Division of Employment Categories


#1

As I logged into my bank’s online portal today, I was prompted that there was “Missing Information” in my account. It was all legit from the bank (no phishing or malware) but the two things it wanted was Country of Residence and Employment

I scroll down to United States (Top of the List. We’re #1, We’re #1) and then Employment. I scroll down to the I’s for the usual Information Technologies. Nope. Manager? Nope. There’s a Tech Associate… and then I began to look at all of the choices and they are Odd. So I provide them to you here to fully appreciate - in the order they were listed with the spelling, punctuation and abbreviations they used:

Senior Political Figure\Politician
Accountant
Actor
Ambassador
Architect
Arms / Ammo Dealer
Artist
Assistant
Auctioneer
Banker
Barber
Beauty Salon Owner
Casino Owner
Chiropractor
Cigarette Distributors
Civil Servant
Clergy
Conv Store Owner
Counselor
Craftsperson
Dancer
Dentist
Electrician
Engineer
Executive
Farmer
Finance
Fireman
Fisherman
Florist
Gas Station Owner
Gem / Metal Dealer
General Contractor
General Physician
Hairdresser
Health Fitness
Homemaker
Hospitality
Human Resources
Importer/Exporter
Insurance Agent
Interior Decorator
Investment Advisor
Investment Manager
Jeweler
Journalist
Laborer
Landscape/Garden
Law Enforcement
Lawyer
Librarian
Liquor store Owner
Marketing
Mechanic
Media Associate
Military
Military Associate
Mortgage Broker
Musician
Nurse
Nutritionist
Office Associate
Optometrist
Parking Lot Owner
Pawn Broker
Pharmacist
Photographer
Physical Therapist
Pilot
Podiatrist
Policeman
Professor
Programmer
Psychiatrist
Psychologist
Public Relations
Real Estate
Restaurant Owner
Retail Store Owner
Retired
Salesperson
Scientist
Social Worker
Sports Pro
Stock Broker
Surgeon
Taxi Driver
Teacher
Tech Associate
Travel Agent
Unemployed
Vending Machine Operator
Veterinarian
Writer


#2

Obviously they are trying to use this to determine if your Income and deposits fit their “profile” (or more likely - Government Profile)

But A few things jump out…

Senior Political Figure\Politician - Very top. Just like you want to make it easy for the majority of your users and have United States at the top of the list, let’s make sure the Big Dogs don’t need to scroll.

There is both Law Enforcement and Policeman

You can be a Conv Store Owner or a Gas Station Owner

A Doctor, a surgeon, a podiatrist or a chiropractor.

Barber or Hair Dresser

But I guess I’m just a Tech Associate or Office Associate. Why not just cut the euphemism and say DRONE


#3

There is “Programmer”, which seems to be considered anyone that has ever written a line of code.

However, there is also “Cigarette Distributors”, which seems remarkably specific.

ETA: I’m also fond of “Assistant”. Assistant what? Who cares!


#4

Maybe you are supposed to combine them, like “Assistant Arms/Ammo Dealer”.


#5

I tried. I could only select one.


#6

Weird, and so very half-arsed.


#7

I find the parking lot owner oddly specific.

ETA meant to reply to @jproffitt71


#8

Selecting any of these options seems like a ploy for them to use if they ever want to prove that you have a history of lying to them in a court or in legal proceedings.

Or perhaps I’m not being quite cynical enough, this is a bank after all.


#9

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