Tuesday, September 1, 2009

When to BS and when not to BS

A random thought today...I saw an email recently where the signature had the name and the contact info, etc. No big deal. Just a regular email signature, right? But after the first and last name, it listed the letters BS, University of XYZ. Bachelor of Science. I get it. But, are we really doing this now?? Is this something that is the norm and I'm just out of the loop?

I always thought that attaching initials to your name was pretty much standard practice for these groups:

1. You are an MBA, a MFA, whatever. If you have your masters degree and went through all that additional work, then heck yes, display it proudly!! Same for PhD and so forth.
2. Anyone in the medical profession
3. Anyone in the military

Now, don't get me wrong, I am very proud of my educational background and the fact that I hold a few degrees. But enough to place it in my email signature? I think not.

Tell me your thoughts.

Is stamping your BS just a bunch of BS?


Anonymous said...

allow me to say it is "BS"

Salt said...

You SOB. J/K.

DailyRX said...

perhaps those are the initials that should appear after my name