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Do you call an assistant of an assistant manager vice-assistant manager, deputy assistant manager, assistant-assistant manager or something else?

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closed as too localized by z7sg Ѫ, kiamlaluno, onomatomaniak, Jasper Loy, waiwai933 Nov 6 '11 at 16:36

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I have a hunch this will vary a great deal according to corporate structure. –  onomatomaniak Nov 3 '11 at 8:01
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is the assistant of an assistant manager a manager? I would think they are simply an assistant. –  Mitch Nov 3 '11 at 11:49
    
Flanders and Swann mentioned the Chief Assistant to the Assistant Chief (but not seriously.) –  TimLymington Nov 3 '11 at 14:04
    
Obviously, Assistant (to the) Assistant Regional Manager. –  HaL Nov 3 '11 at 15:26
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I agree with @onomatomaniak and consequently I don't think there is a right answer. You can call it what you like: assistant manager's assistant, sub-assistant manager, etc. or something more descriptive of their actual role. –  z7sg Ѫ Nov 3 '11 at 16:02

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If the manager is the highest authority, and the assistant manager is his or her deputy, and if the assistant to the assistant manager supervises, why not call her a supervisor?

If she doesn't supervise, why not call her an assistant?

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