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.
The marginal commentary is a stroke of design genius, encouraging a pleasantly desultory examination of death and degradation"; "Deadpan cartoons by Paul Rivoche littered the book's margins along with catch phrases, or 'thoughtbombs'--instant jargon like McJob ...
It is the latest move by the firm to remove the "McJob" label and comes as a study by Leeds Metropolitan University says McDonald's is making a significant contribution to advancing social mobility.
The dictionary definition of a 'McJob' is an un-stimulating, lowpaid role with few prospects, but the restaurant giant is trying to shake off this negative image and prove that the opposite is true.
The company says that its 'My McJob' campaign illustrates the career benefits and high-quality job opportunities available at McDonald's through the voice of its employees.
Last year the company launched a campaign against the dictionary definition of a 'McJob'.
She works at a McJob as a receptionist in a plastic surgery office and meets a very political Smith graduate named Sadie, who has this micro-action feminist group."
THE McDonald's restaurant in Albert Dock, Liverpool recently hosted the Change the Definition tour, to rally support for changing the dictionary definition of 'McJob.'
BURGER giant McDonald's is trying to persuade the Oxford English Dictionary to change the definition of 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.