OT: English language question

Robyn Starkey rohina at shaw.ca
Wed Apr 6 12:04:08 EDT 2005

>A student of mine is translating her CV to English, and I have not been
>able to give her a name in English for her current job. In Spanish the
>term is "azafata de gustacion:"  what she does is stand in the candy
>department of a large department store and offer customers a sample of
>chocolates.  In the US, we have employees who spray perfume samples in
>makeup aisles, or offer samples of food in grocery stores for taste
>testing, and people who stand at doors and greet customers as they walk
>in--all similar types of jobs, but I couldn't think of what the name for
>the job would be for something formal like a CV. Any thoughts?  This has
>turned into one of those "wake up at 2am and waste precious sleeping time
>puzzling over a trivial matter" things.
Whatever it is, in North America, that title will probably include the 
word "associate". Sales associates are people who work cash registers, 
so maybe she is a customer service assoicate, or a product placement 


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