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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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But how do "McJobs" explain the many gendered aspects of the law that don't necessarily serve low-wage employers?
(2006), "Fastfood Work: Are McJobs Satisfying?" Employee Relations, 28(5), 402-20.
McDonald's is smart enough to recognize that, and is getting out front in making its McJobs more attractive.
There are nine chapters: an introduction to McDonaldization; the past, present, and future of McDonaldization; efficiency and calculability: consumers 1; predictability and control: consumers 2; efficiency and calculability: McJobs and other McDonaldized occupations 1; predictability and control: McJobs and other McDonaldized occupations 2; the irrationality of rationality; dealing with McDonaldization; globalization and the possibility of the DeMcDonaldization of society.
Devising policies to put Americans back to work, not only at McJobs but also at well-paying and reasonably secure ones, will pit a president against the entrenched ideologues of neoliberalism and crony capitalism.
Growing up in the fallout of divorce, recession, Reagan, consumerism, and nuclear waste, they tell stories, take "McJobs," and navigate life--or don't.
The USA's transition from a blue-collar but middle-class, manufacturing economy to a service sector precariat full of - well, this is what they're called, after all - McJobs, has seen McDonald's overtake General Motors as the iconic employer of labour.
Indeed, there are numerous indications that many people today would do almost anything rather than one of these McJobs. Worker's compensation, unemployment insurance, mental, emotional and sick leave, self-employment, working at home, social assistance, and simply toughing it out with much-reduced finances are some avenues being taken to avoid low-paying, disagreeable jobs.
Despite being widely derided as "McJobs", which have limited promotion prospects and are poorly paid, one in eight Americans have worked in a McDonald's restaurant in their lifetime.
The push has brought considerable media attention to a staple of the fast-food industry -- the so-called ''McJobs'' that are known for their low pay and limited prospects.
job growth may be on the upswing, but it also underlines a disturbing trend: most of the new jobs created these days are McJobs.
In the case of high SES students, ambition mediates careers; for low SES students, it is the reverse--available jobs tend to shape their ambition, so that the fear of unemployment will keep many of them in the McJobs of the secondary labour market (Munro, 1989).