Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Name/Job correlation?

My mother likes to joke that everyone in IT is named Dave. As it turns out, I've never worked with anyone named Dave. Not in IT, not outside of IT that I can remember.

However, I've found that working in the financial sector I'm currently working in the same office as 6 Michaels. There are a total of 7 in the company. Does working in finance attract people of a certain name? Are there other jobs that seem to attract more of one name than others?

Maybe there's just an over-abundance of Michaels in the area.


Anonymous said...

there is a correlation - Brett Pelham does research about why people choose to live, work, and otherwise fill their lives with the letters of their names. see the article "Why Susie sells seashells by the seashore: Implicit egotism and major life decisions"

Scorpicon said...

Wow, that's creepy. So much for naming my kid Heyloser.

rigtenzin said...

Why is it that people named Alex are always viciously ugly? Just kidding, get over it Fatty.