Inadvertently Funny Job Titles on UAE’s Visa Application

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Funny Job Titles

I was about to call this post Tinker, Tamer, Earner, G.I because they are all actual job titles on the online visa application I had to complete for my trip to Dubai. Then I thought about doing a take on Butcher, Baker, Candlestick-maker, but in the end I just went with what you see above. Simply because the following job titles are funny, but very much inadvertently so.

Due to a current tiff between Canada and the United Arab Emirates, Canadians going to Dubai (or anywhere in the UAE) have to apply for a visa, and a costly one at that (more on that in an upcoming post.)

Thankfully, both Emirates and Etihad airlines allow you the option of getting a much cheaper (and shorter) visa if you book with them online. After you pay for your flight, there is an option in the Manage My Booking section to apply for your visa.

You are taken to a site run by a company called VFS Global Services, which I now believe to stand for Very Funny Shit. One of queries on the application is the very simple term “Occupation”. In the drop-down list that follows, wedged between jobs people have actually heard of and some appalling spelling mistakes, is a goldmine of inadvertent humour.

Take a look at some of the weird and wonderful job titles up for selection:

Funny Visa Application Job Titles Assistant Rescue Man, Assistant Life ManagerBoth of these appear to be stellar occupations — while they don’t suffer under the weight of responsibility that a “Life Manager” or the actual “Rescue Man” must face, they are great conversation starters.

For the rest of these funny job titles, well, I’ll let you see for yourself…Funny Visa Application Job Titles -- Airplanes Take Off ControllerFunny Job Titles -- Bread Yeast Dryer OperatorFunny Job Titles -- CaricaturistFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Con DoctorFunny Visa Application Job Titles 23Funny Visa Application Job Titles -- Director of Arabization and PublishingFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Drink Fermentation ManFunny Visa Application Job Titles 30Funny Visa Application Job Titles -- Fabric Fluff Shaving Worker, Falafel MakerFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Gang LeaderFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Head CheckerFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Holly Coran ReaderFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Macaroni Dough KneaderI was hoping this one would be a fill-in the blank so I could add “…of Lies, Tall Tales, and Funny Shit on the Internet.”Funny Visa Application Job Titles -- Maker UpFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Mufti Assistant

Funny Visa Application Job Titles -- News ListenerFunny Visa Application Job Titles -- Poultry Bowels Feather CleanerIn the end, I think I just selected this one. Funny Visa Application Job Titles -- Employee

Although I have to admit, Hides Sorter or Loom Fitter do sound a heckuva lot sexier.

What funny job titles have you heard in your travels?

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