Dead-End Job

Dead-End Job

A job with little or no hope of advancement or increased pay. One may be in a dead-end job because one lacks the skills to advance or simply because there are no better jobs available. One may be able to exit a dead-end job through education or training.
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HHHH H FAILING at his dead-end job and dealing with the breakdown of his relationship, Brian Bilston challenges himself to write a poem every day while he attempts to patch his life back together.
MANY federal and provincial-level organisations have a number of dead-end jobs. A dead-end job is one with no effective path to propel them from their current post to better prospects and career progression.
Out Thursday When she's sacked from her dead-end job and finds her boyfriend cheating, it takes a figure from her past to help Georgina take control of her future.
Arnott hated his dead-end job and was often seen struggling personally and emotionally, not least due to his debt and family problems.
Maria in the Moon - Louise Beech, Orenda - out Saturday CATHERINE'S home was ruined in a flood that engulfed Hull a year earlier, her ex is getting married, she's in a dead-end job and her mum is a nightmare.
Danny is a hopeless romantic, an outgoing and gregarious lover of clubbing and a good time, but who finds himself adrift, going from dead-end job to dead-end job, until he meets the anti-social, enigmatic and brilliant Alex, who works in coding for MI6.
I'd like to respond to the young man who has failed his last year at uni twice and hates his dead-end job in a fast-food restaurant (Dear Coleen, July 6).
Mark is an ex-military explosives expert trapped in a dead-end job, with a baby soon to come.
Zoe is in her early twenties, working a dead-end job, and living with a slob of a boyfriend.
The plot features the drudgery of a dead-end job and the hero's ham-fisted efforts at a romance with co-worker Ophelia Lovibond that, despite his cluelessness, is always on the cards.
He is afraid to quit his dead-end job (he's a refrigeration mechanic or a manager at Home Depot, or he runs a small auto-repair shop) and knows that he and his wife will be living in semipoverty retirement.
Essentially a feminist credit crunch version of The Odd Couple, the fish-out-of-water tale centres on Caroline, a formerly wealthy Paris Hilton-type socialite who takes a dead-end job waiting tables at a New York diner.