Take This McJob and Shove It

Submitted by: headwound 10 years ago in
http://www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,472971,00.html

I never even knew this was a word.
There are 51 comments:
Male 366
`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.

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Male 2,591
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.
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Male 53
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.

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Male 53
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.

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Female 327
Aahahahaha! I liked that article, it was good
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Male 127
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!

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Male 4,246
Quick, somebody call the WAAAAAAAAAmbulance!!! McDonald`s is upset about A WORD!!
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Male 1,825
mcirony
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Female 690
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.
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Male 20
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

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Male 1,704
McArticle was boring, but interesting to McRead,
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Male 263
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.

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Female 2,084
haha. i had to look it up in webster just to believe it.
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Female 193
"that was a McWaste of my time."
"that was Mcboring"

I McConcur.

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Male 572
what is the point of thus mcpost
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Male 404
"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?

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Male 1,383
i didn`t hear about this word before i heard on the news...
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Female 1,228
thats an actual word?
How sad.
McD suxs!!!
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Male 374
that was Mcboring
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Male 2,004
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.

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Male 1,406
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.
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Female 122
^ Well, it`s not a SHAMEFUL job...Not the most pleasent, and no, you can`t live on it, but...yeah.
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Male 756
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.
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Male 632
Everything about Mcdonalds suck! McWages, McFood, McService, etc.
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Male 302
Maybe the multi-billion dollar company should increase their wages if they want a change.
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Male 513
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.
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Female 122
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!

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Male 946
lmao nice 1st post Seijinumaru.
has anyone else from UK heard of mcjob b4 now? cos i havent
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Male 1,024
McD brought this upon themselves.
If they McTreated their workers a little McBetter, there wouldn`t be a McProblem, would there?
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Male 164
that was a McWaste of my time.
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Male 1,011
Ive never heard it until now lol.
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Female 33
what do they think this is going to help? taking mcjobs out of the dictionary isn`t going to stop people from saying it.
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Male 1,217
WHAT. A. COINCEDENCE.

... or is it?

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Male 197
fact is, its a pretty commonly used word, thats why its in the dictionary
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Male 1,111
Lol, ahhh American capitalism causing anger in foreign countries. Such is manifest destiny.
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Male 97
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.

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Male 838
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!
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Male 1,111
I know, amazing isn`t it
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Female 152
"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.

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Male 1,111
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.

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Male 1,142
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.
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Female 122
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
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Male 62
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`
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Male 2,372
Not much of a scoop here. McDonalds has been pissed off at the use of McJob for years now.

Time to drop it already.

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Female 17
McPwned!!
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Male 388
lol. McDonalds is full of McTwats. that stuff is like poison
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Male 114
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.
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Male 699
I guess protective parents are going to try and take swear words out of the dictionary as well.
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Female 39
bahahha just looked it up

Mc·Job Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation[muhk-job]
–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

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Male 161
damn
right
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Male 559
Link: Take This McJob and Shove It [Rate Link] - I never even knew this was a word.
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