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McJobs - should the OED definition stay or go?

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Message 1 - posted by U6196471 - alt id 5, Mar 21, 2007

British McDonalds bosses are asking the Oxford English DictioTnary compilers to delete the entry and definition which currently applies to soulless illpaid and prospectless work generally. They feel that McDonalds is a high flying career and that there present employees are demeaned. and yet the usage seems to have stuck. is it fair?

There is a wider problem, Wikipedia also have it as a low-prestige low-paying job.
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Message 2 - posted by U7410096 - alt id 2, Mar 21, 2007

I think the word is perfect for its adopted meaning.
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Message 3 - posted by U2379384 - alt id 3, Apr 2, 2007

Only just seen this.Keep it in the great book at least until Ronalds are dead and buried.
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Message 4 - posted by The_Kn0ckers, Jun 18, 2007

Blame labour they have smashed the English economy.
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Message 5 - posted by beerboy6, Jun 18, 2007

It could be a good career move I have heard. the company has a great reward programme.

First they give you spots for good work, then when you have 100 spots on your face you get a gold star to put on your name badge. 200 spots - 2 stars etc.

I think thats how it works.<laugh>
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