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n. Slang
A job, usually in the retail or service sector, that is low paying, often temporary, and offers minimal or no benefits or opportunity for promotion.

[Mc(Donald's), trademark of a fast-food restaurant chain (from its mass-produced nature) + job.]


informal a job that is poorly paid and menial
[C20: a humorous corruption of McDonald's, a major American fast-food enterprise]
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Steve Easterbrook once launched an unsuccessful campaign to have the term McJob - defined as an "unstimulating low-paid job" - removed from the Oxford English Dictionary.
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manufacturing base now thoroughly destroyed, wages in the American economy's last-resort McJob sectors have been flat for decades.
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In a word like MCJOB we have the pronunciation with [e] between the spoken [m] (represented by M) and the spoken [k] (represented by c).
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BURGER giant McDonald's is trying to persuade the Oxford English Dictionary to change the definition of McJob.