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Technician vs Techie

Discussion in 'General Advice' started by TheatreTechie, Sep 8, 2003.

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Is it better to be called a Techie or Technician?

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  2. Technician

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  3. Other (I will post it below)

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  1. mikefellh

    mikefellh Active Member

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    The Tech.

    To everyone else I'm the "Auditorium Manager."
     
  2. ruinexplorer

    ruinexplorer Sherpa CB Mods Premium Member Fight Leukemia

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  3. maccalder

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    My preferred is technician or tech if referring to the collective. If referring to me as a person; Lighting Designer, Lighting Engineer, Head Electrician, Sound Designer, Sound Engineer, Lead Sound, Chief mechanist, head mechanist, head fly, head rigger, SM, PSM, TD - depending on that hat I am wearing at the time... Or - novel concept, use my name... Or "Hey... Ummm" (generally used by the shy'er performers who don't know me)

    For an internal name for the collective, my preference goes towards "Black shirts". Stems from my cruise ship days where the theatre and lounge techs, stage staff and stage managers were collectively known as the black shirts owing to the fact we were basically always in our black polo shirts.
     
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  4. Ancient Engineer

    Ancient Engineer Well-Known Member

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    I feel that Techie implies "enthusiast". (Also borders on Tetchy... which I have been...)

    Technician implies: "I do what needs to be done, regardless of how I feel about it". i.e. A Professional.
     
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  5. Illwillthegr8

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    Just call me by my name.
     
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  6. John Scrip

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    "Techie" does sound a little "7th graders working the 8th grade graduation ceremony" so....
     
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  7. mikefellh

    mikefellh Active Member

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    It's Mike, short for Microphone! :dance:
     
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