From a financial perspective, uptitling is appealing to employers, as rather than having to increase somebody’s pay, all they have to do is get a new set of business cards printed out, if at all.
—“Uptitling: Promotion without Pay or Responsibility,” Inari Media, November 30, 2008
—Al Bartlett, “1st rule when I’m dictator: Everybody be polite,” Tacoma News Tribune, February 10, 2014
A lavatory cleaner became a technical sanitation assistant while a window cleaner changed to an optical illuminator enhancer, researchers found.
Firms are using the so-called “uptitling” to motivate and retain staff when budgets are tight.
—“Grander job titles but no more pay rises,” The Telegraph, March 7, 2002