The best in arts & entertainment, news, pop culture, and your mom since 2002.

[Total: 51    Average: 3.4/5]
52 Comments - View/Add
Hits: 21386
Rating: 3.4
Category:
Date: 03/23/07 02:09 AM

52 Responses to Take This McJob and Shove It

  1. Profile photo of headwound
    headwound Male 13-17
    559 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 12:49 am
    Link: Take This McJob and Shove It - I never even knew this was a word.
  2. Profile photo of Schlinger
    Schlinger Male 18-29
    161 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:10 am
    damn
    right
  3. Profile photo of -leigh-
    -leigh- Female 13-17
    39 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:16 am
    bahahha just looked it up

    Mc·Job Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation
    –noun an unstimulating, low-wage job with few benefits, esp. in a service industry.

    thats soo weird cos i was just applying to work thre wen i came on iab and saw it bahaha

  4. Profile photo of AtomicMuffin
    AtomicMuffin Male 13-17
    699 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:21 am
    I guess protective parents are going to try and take swear words out of the dictionary as well.
  5. Profile photo of dynapyre
    dynapyre Male 18-29
    114 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:25 am
    blast! I was hoping to get the first post. anyway, if they want the definition of the word to change, then they need a reason for the word to change. McD`s may provide loads of jobs, etc. but what are these jobs? The fact remains that their workers are paid at minimum wage, it`s a terrible work environment (which is why their turnover rate is so high), and to pass the aptitude test you need a 3rd grade reading level.
    they gotta fix the problem first.
  6. Profile photo of ImTakingOver
    ImTakingOver Male 18-29
    388 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:32 am
    lol. McDonalds is full of McTwats. that stuff is like poison
  7. Profile photo of Seijinumaru
    Seijinumaru Female 18-29
    17 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:33 am
    McPwned!!
  8. Profile photo of manorrd
    manorrd Male 30-39
    2372 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:44 am
    Not much of a scoop here. McDonalds has been pissed off at the use of McJob for years now.

    Time to drop it already.

  9. Profile photo of bumhead246
    bumhead246 Male 13-17
    62 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:48 am
    I`m sick of hearing of tyrany. So Mcjob as Mc in it it dosn`t actualy say a job at macas now does it but if they coin the prefix Mc does that mean people like Mc-Taylor for example have to take away the Mc. I will say this until the day i die `dam tyrany`
  10. Profile photo of BeanGreen
    BeanGreen Female 18-29
    122 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 3:21 am
    i think people are too hard on mc donald`s. they`re a business. they aren`t responsible for people`s choices to buy their products. if you look at the nutrition fact mcdonald`s is in fact HEALTHIER than other fast food chains. lower in fat and calories, believe or not. but they get the brunt of criticism. of course, this has nothing to do with "mcjobs" and mcdonald`s work force, but i do think people need to cut down on the unfounded criticism
  11. Profile photo of jebler
    jebler Male 18-29
    1142 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 3:45 am
    amazing how much i dont care about this. so much so that i think ill forgot about it 2 minutes after i hit post reply.
  12. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 4:05 am
    Well while I don`t agree on the health content of McD`s food, I agree that people make a lot of retarded choices when it comes to food.

    By the way, do you know what makes their burgers so good? The use sugar in the buns, it makes you become a little more "addictive" than a normal burger.

  13. Profile photo of kikikitkat
    kikikitkat Female 13-17
    152 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 4:36 am
    "Friday, March 23, 2007 4:05:48 AM
    Well while I don`t agree on the health content of McD`s food, I agree that people make a lot of retarded choices when it comes to food.
    By the way, do you know what makes their burgers so good? The use sugar in the buns, it makes you become a little more "addictive" than a normal burger."

    And we all thought it was some secret ingredient.

  14. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 5:04 am
    I know, amazing isn`t it
  15. Profile photo of Argh_Beast
    Argh_Beast Male 18-29
    838 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 5:53 am
    Hey MCjob is fine to me! I worked at MCDonald`s and I hate in every possible way that crap. They should be forced to comite suicide by eating lots and lots of they`r food all the day till that BIG MAC ATTACK!
  16. Profile photo of Smollet
    Smollet Male 13-17
    97 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 5:59 am
    So first McDonalds makes us fat. NOW they are trying to make us illiterate?

    I don`t done very much likes them Micky D`s.

  17. Profile photo of Liquidglass
    Liquidglass Male 18-29
    1111 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 6:01 am
    Lol, ahhh American capitalism causing anger in foreign countries. Such is manifest destiny.
  18. Profile photo of Joesus
    Joesus Male 18-29
    197 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 9:12 am
    fact is, its a pretty commonly used word, thats why its in the dictionary
  19. Profile photo of maples
    maples Male 13-17
    1217 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 9:32 am
    WHAT. A. COINCEDENCE.

    ... or is it?

  20. Profile photo of ninjamuffinx
    ninjamuffinx Female 13-17
    33 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 9:56 am
    what do they think this is going to help? taking mcjobs out of the dictionary isn`t going to stop people from saying it.
  21. Profile photo of Norris
    Norris Male 18-29
    1011 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 10:02 am
    Ive never heard it until now lol.
  22. Profile photo of Earlyman
    Earlyman Male 30-39
    164 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 10:23 am
    that was a McWaste of my time.
  23. Profile photo of jetmark
    jetmark Male 30-39
    1024 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 10:25 am
    McD brought this upon themselves.
    If they McTreated their workers a little McBetter, there wouldn`t be a McProblem, would there?
  24. Profile photo of antdow3
    antdow3 Male 18-29
    946 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 10:44 am
    lmao nice 1st post Seijinumaru.
    has anyone else from UK heard of mcjob b4 now? cos i havent
  25. Profile photo of Minya
    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 11:03 am
    McJobs suck. Trust me, I have one. "Low prestige." Um, yeah, just a little.

    And I`ve heard of the job before now. Thank you, Wikipedia!

  26. Profile photo of Nytewulf
    Nytewulf Male 30-39
    513 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 11:39 am
    Get the McHell over it! McDonalds won`t lose any business if they keep the word in the dictionary, and taking the word out will not make working there suck any less.
  27. Profile photo of linkcma
    linkcma Male 18-29
    302 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 12:34 pm
    Maybe the multi-billion dollar company should increase their wages if they want a change.
  28. Profile photo of dragonrice
    dragonrice Male 18-29
    632 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    Everything about Mcdonalds suck! McWages, McFood, McService, etc.
  29. Profile photo of pat125
    pat125 Male 18-29
    756 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 12:39 pm
    So let me get this straight...people should be proud to work at McDonald`s? Maybe as a summer job it`s ok, but not as a career.
  30. Profile photo of Minya
    Minya Female 18-29
    122 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 1:06 pm
    ^ Well, it`s not a SHAMEFUL job...Not the most pleasent, and no, you can`t live on it, but...yeah.
  31. Profile photo of CheeseMan1
    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
    1408 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 2:06 pm
    It`s demeaning towards McDonalds, and I don`t really think there should be any "official" words that insult a company. I find it different from a swear word in the fact that this is used... indirectly. It isn`t just some way to insult a company, it`s a word that can be used to describe anything, and whenever it is used, it is also an insult to McDonalds. Not saying if McDonalds is good or bad, I just don`t think a definition should come from an insult of a company.
  32. Profile photo of kribbe
    kribbe Male 18-29
    2006 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 3:22 pm
    i googled for dictionary and searched for mjob and found directly here it is:

    McJob is slang for a low-paying, low-prestige job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intracompany advancement. Such jobs are also known as contingent work. The term McJob comes from the name of the fast-food restaurant McDonald`s, but is used to describe any low-status job, regardless of who the employer is, where little training is required, and where workers` activities are tightly regulated by managers. Most perceived McJobs are in the service industry, particularly fast food, coffee shops, and retail sales. Working at a low paying job, especially one at a fast food restaurant, is also often referred to as flipping burgers.

  33. Profile photo of simonb123
    simonb123 Male 13-17
    374 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 3:25 pm
    that was Mcboring
  34. Profile photo of FLB
    FLB Female 18-29
    1229 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 3:27 pm
    thats an actual word?
    How sad.
    McD suxs!!!
  35. Profile photo of Trizz
    Trizz Male 18-29
    1383 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 4:53 pm
    i didn`t hear about this word before i heard on the news...
  36. Profile photo of gabcab
    gabcab Male 13-17
    404 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 5:02 pm
    "From the point of view of the fast-food proletariat, the reason for the McLanguage offensive is clear: The word McJob, as the OED definition makes clear, is "depreciative." It goes on to define the term as: "An unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp."

    So why should they remove it then if it`s true?

  37. Profile photo of wales4eva
    wales4eva Male 13-17
    572 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 5:40 pm
    what is the point of thus mcpost
  38. Profile photo of FrozenSunset
    FrozenSunset Female 18-29
    193 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 6:40 pm
    "that was a McWaste of my time."
    "that was Mcboring"

    I McConcur.

  39. Profile photo of spongamabob
    spongamabob Female 18-29
    2084 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 8:54 pm
    haha. i had to look it up in webster just to believe it.
  40. Profile photo of
    v_wilkes85
    246 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 8:57 pm
    McThis, McThat... for f*ck sakes, this whole thing is making a mockary of Scottish surnames.
  41. Profile photo of monktoast
    monktoast Male 18-29
    263 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 9:03 pm
    the word is perfect. mcjob clearyl describes the situation of theirs and many job slike it. its good they dont change it, no matter how much the whiney suits cry about it and LIE.

  42. Profile photo of philippic
    philippic Male 18-29
    1704 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 9:15 pm
    McArticle was boring, but interesting to McRead,
  43. Profile photo of someone333
    someone333 Male 13-17
    20 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 10:00 pm
    McDonnalds can go McScrew themselves

    this reminds me of apple putting that god-foresaken lowercase "i" infront of every god damned prodouct they make. iHate the iPod

  44. Profile photo of sunwavewind
    sunwavewind Female 18-29
    690 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 10:24 pm
    I had never heard of that word before.
    I hope that I never become one of the people that work there, I`d rather live in a box.
    I also hope that I never become one of the people who eat there.
    Everyone`s so mad at McDonald`s why don`t they stop eating there so that McDonald`s will just go out of business.
  45. Profile photo of kenny_f
    kenny_f Male 13-17
    1825 posts
    March 23, 2007 at 11:05 pm
    mcirony
  46. Profile photo of R_U_Kidding
    R_U_Kidding Male 18-29
    4246 posts
    March 24, 2007 at 12:33 am
    Quick, somebody call the WAAAAAAAAAmbulance!!! McDonald`s is upset about A WORD!!
  47. Profile photo of smort
    smort Male 18-29
    127 posts
    March 24, 2007 at 2:08 am
    There`s no point them attacking the OED. It`s just there to catalogue the words people use.
    If it weren`t in the dictionary, and someone read/heard the word in a newspaper article/radio programme etc. but didn`t know its meaning, the OED would be failing them by not supplying it.
    McDonald`s will just have to face that it`ll be in there until people stop using it. Which could be long after they stop associating McD`s with rubbish working conditions. (should that ever happen!)

    They`re the victims of their own catchy prefix, but they`re the once who `catchified` it by using it everywhere: Big Mac, McChicken Sandwich, Chicken McNuggets.... Own fault, really!

  48. Profile photo of Unbreakable
    Unbreakable Female 18-29
    327 posts
    March 24, 2007 at 1:46 pm
    Aahahahaha! I liked that article, it was good
  49. Profile photo of VVIsGod
    VVIsGod Male 13-17
    53 posts
    March 24, 2007 at 10:07 pm
    McDick`s sucks.

    I really have no prestige or room for advancement. And now that minimum wage was increased, my hours were cut. What douchebags. I hate McDonald`s with a burning passion.

  50. Profile photo of VVIsGod
    VVIsGod Male 13-17
    53 posts
    March 24, 2007 at 10:09 pm
    So basically what I am saying, they should get over it.

    Maybe if they didn`t suck so much, the word wouldn`t even exist.

  51. Profile photo of keith2
    keith2 Male 30-39
    2588 posts
    March 25, 2007 at 3:37 pm
    Why does mcdonalds want it taken out? They don`t want people to know the truth. Fast food workers need to unionize and demand higher wages. Just because its low skill doesn`t mean you don`t work your freakin ass off. Long hours. They make soooo much money yet give its workers chump change.
  52. Profile photo of thewabbit
    thewabbit Male 13-17
    366 posts
    March 26, 2007 at 12:04 am
    `Low pay, poor prestige, and less-than-haute cuisine`

    that`s what got it in there in the first place. obviously it seems reasonable to them that it should be removed from the dictionary without them changing any of those things. who are they trying to fool anyway? id rather eat my own limbs and be poor than work at mcdonalds.

Leave a Reply