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McJob

a low-paying, dead-end job, such as at a fast-food restaurant
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Mc·Job

 (mĭk-jŏb′)
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.]
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McJob

(məkˈdʒɒb)
n
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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