why are vp's called vp's

vice president would mean ur 2nd in charge anywhere else. who the fuck came up with that title. when i was in high school i was star struck about how many people made it to vice president lol

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Mar 13, 2020 - 6:13am

Seriously tho, ranks should be more comprehensive, like in the military. Something like Scribe (Analyst), Forescribe/Scribeleader (Associate), Supervisor (VP), Director (as before), Managing Director (as before), maybe.

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Mar 13, 2020 - 10:11am

I was made a "VP" at a very small boutique real estate investment bank when I was right out of MBA and clearly an associate or even sr. analyst. The reason was simple, the firm was small (a few partners, myself, two interns, and a few "rainmaker" types) and they wanted the groups we were raising money from to take my calls and respond to my emails. Also helped in front of clients. It was BS, but because all the BB firms and others do it..... well we had to!

CRE brokerage is even worse, CBRE will make anyone a VP. Not a joke, I walked into a large regional office for CBRE for a meeting and the receptionist had a desk plate giving her title as "VP of First Impressions", I looked at the office contact list, literally every broker had VP of some sort as their title (EVP, SVP, AVP, FVP, etc.). Now that VP is too "lowly", they give the top dogs the title of "chairman", they are no where close to being on the board!!!

Mar 13, 2020 - 10:27am

Managing director looks lame

Directors looking cooler like a bsd sitting in the board

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