8 months back I was a Research Executive (hushed voices heard saying over power lunches "He has it in him to be the best we've seen here since, i don't know, 2003...")
Then, 3 months ago, I became a Research Associate (voices echoing in the corridors of power "He has that indefinable quality thing going for him. He must be groomed")
Today i find out that I have become an Associate Research Manager
If you're startled how somehow can move up the corporate ladder with such astonishing rapidity, you really shouldn't be. My designation hasn't changed since the day I started working here. They've just re-designated the designation.
And yeah, no pay rise.