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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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McDonald's is smart enough to recognize that, and is getting out front in making its McJobs more attractive.
Despite her ambivalence about going to university, Maggie (23 years) had decided that her several McJobs were not going to lead to a satisfying career.
The first case study deals with the question of McJobs as either exploitation or fun, and it focuses on 40 college students in suburban America.
The future of the American middle class "is like the future of a wood house overrun with termites--close to collapse--as well-paying white and blue collar jobs sail offshore and are replaced by McJobs," warned Dr.
Also in South Wales, men of my generation need a large-scale modern mining industry, instead of the Tory party legacy of deprivation, drugs, benefit culture, Mickey-Mouse Mcjobs, pathetic regeneration schemes and an unbalanced feminine society.
166) Poor women of colour are propelled by work- fare programs into deadend McJobs in the service economy, or by the Bush Administration's "marriage incentives" into economic dependency on poor men.
Scratch below the surface and you can see that skilled, well-paid, full-time jobs are being replaced by McJobs, unskilled, part-time work, often paying very low wages.
In November 2003, the 11th edition of Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary included the word "McJob," defined as "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement," despite the protests of McDonald's Corporation Chairman and CEO Jim Cantalupo and the fact that MCJOBS is a registered U.
And the joke is on all of us when our school children head for college or uni only to end up on the dole or kicking their heels in low-paid McJobs.
twenties, refugees from the world of McJobs living on the margins of the
At that time, McDonald's was still offering the McJobs program, which trained and provided employment opportunities to people with disabilities.