I am a web developer/strategist/designer/master. Have been for 10 years now. I have never run in to an IT guy who would not give me administrative rights on my own machine until recently. Even when I worked for a Fortune 500 energy company I was an administrator on my own machine.
At my last job I was there for 14 months, was an extremely hardworking and trustworthy employee, and never had any issues. My IT guy was great and he granted me access to whatever I needed whenever I needed it. Then a new guy came and took my administrative priveledges away. I wasn't even allowed to have admin rights to my local machine. No matter what, he could not be convinced that I needed admin priveleges.
So I started documenting everything that I had to ask IT to do for me that I used to do for myself in an effort to demonstrate how much of my time was being wasted. In the mean time I found another job and the whole issue became moot.
Now I am at my new job and I am running in to the same issue. I am the first person that has ever held this position in this company (it is a huge company - global - a name you have for sure heard and probably own something from.) In the past the websites were done by the IT staff so I guess they never realized that this job is not Do-ABLE without administrative rights. I also think part of the problem is that, since there is no web dept in place the management has mistakenly given me the title of "Sr. Web Designer" instead of "Sr. Web Developer".
I have been searching for some sort of list on the internet that would show what job titles should have what set of admin rights, but I am not having much luck.
So my question is 2 parts. Should I push to have the title changed? And where can I go to get some resources proving that I should be granted admin rights on my own computer?