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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job growth may be on the upswing, but it also underlines a disturbing trend: most of the new jobs created these days are McJobs.
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.
The critical and sympathetic understanding of the "imaginary" bridge that a hack erects across the divide between teenage alienation and mature adulthood, between a McJob and a career, is vital to fully appreciating the motivation of young hackers.
It claims to have 'probably the most diverse workforce in the UK', and is currently investing a lot of money trying to explode the myth of the McJob, in an advertising campaign highlighting the flexibility it offers employees, and the training and promotion opportunities that make working in McDonald's more than just a temporary job for students needing beer money.
They may be newly born and struggling to live, as dead presidents, headbanger, identity theft, and McJob.
76) and notes that while branded courses, fungible credits, and transfer articulation make distance education and on-line universities potentially profitable, they may further the conversion of teaching into a McJob.
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.
He chastised Merriam-Webster for using as its proof that McJob has become part of the vernacular "an Internet search, which dug up a scattering of references .
And what is this [ministry] going to say to someone who has a McJob, and is very thankful to have a McJob, and is Spanish-speaking and from a whole other country?
As the name suggests, the programs hope to draw a direct connection between education and results, though initially Komoski says some participants "think learning is what you do in school and earning is when you get a McJob.
At Britain's McLibel Trial, in which the company contested claims made by two Green-peace activists about its employment practices, international trade unionist Dan Gallin defined a McJob as "a low skill, low pay, high stress, exhausting and unstable job.