McJob


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McJob

Slang; a job with low pay and few or no benefits that requires few skills and offers few opportunities for advancement. McJobs have low prestige and may be temporary. In any case, they have high turnover. Generally they are in the retail or service sectors. The term is derived from McDonald's, a fast-food restaurant chain.
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Though still hugely popular with families, businesspeople often come in for lunch and students take advantage of the free Wi-Fi And there is another advantage to having a McJob.
This latest attempt to get people to 'look beyond the McJob issue' was conceived very much with the new age discrimination legislation--which came into force on October 1--in view.
In its defense, Merriam-Webster released a statement that said, "For more than 17 years, McJob has been used as we are defining it in a broad range of publications, including The New York Times, U.
The message: How can one endure a dead-end, 40-hour-a-week McJob without a little help from your friends, chemical and otherwise?
Here, the theory also applies, but the practice for many is the McJob, low pay, loans deferred and accruing interest, your very own bank account timebomb.
In the North, the same process results in workers losing their jobs and facing insecurity while they try to find work in the new McJob low-wage service economy.
Likewise, it seems indisputable that my generation came into the job market at a singularly unpropitious time, with marginal job growth outside of what Douglas Coupland famously called the McJob sector.
The recruitment drive will be backed with a McJob poster campaign on the benefits and career opportunities that are available by working at McDonald's.
The My McJob recruitment drive is another bid to shake off the poor image of employment in their restaurants.
The new My McJob campaign aims to encourage a "reappraisal" among potential employees of the career benefits and opportunities available.
Speaking of his decision to return to his McJob as a millionaire, Luke said: "I loved my work at McDonald's before I won the money - and I'm really enjoying being back there again.
They say it may be a McJob - but it's a brilliant McJob