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McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« on: June 10, 2007, 12:04:44 pm »
http://consumerist.com/consumer/words/mcdonalds-wants-to-literally-redefine-mcjob-267309.php

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Webster's dictionary defines McJob as, "a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement," a definition that McDonalds' lobbyists are working overtime to overturn.

    The company is leading a "word battle" on behalf of the wider service sector. The object, according to David Fairhurst, a senior vice-president of McDonald's, is to change the definition of McJob to "reflect a job that is stimulating, rewarding ... and offers skills that last a lifetime."

The Oxford English Dictionary, which specifically notes that McJobs are "unstimulating," claims that they track the popular usage of words, and do not respond to pressure from interest groups. What do you think? Tell us in the comments. CAREY GREENBERG-BERGER

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2007, 12:24:57 pm »
McDonalds will never be great and will never change anything.

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2007, 12:27:41 pm »
i... work.. there..
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besiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiides, its not like they OWN "mc" right?

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2007, 12:57:58 pm »
i... work.. there..
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besiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiides, its not like they OWN "mc" right?
best employee eva

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2007, 01:02:39 pm »
well, Apple want to own 'i'

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2007, 02:17:43 pm »
i... work.. there..
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besiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiides, its not like they OWN "mc" right?
best employee eva

its actually quite nice there, too! i get free food. and everyone is nice.
and i make a good amount of dough. :]

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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2007, 03:13:00 pm »
I could never work at McDonalds... I do NOT want to ruin the "great" food I innocently think they serve by seeing how they make it.

But it can be a good job... as long as you don't work there for 40 years.

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2007, 03:19:27 pm »
So glad I haven't been there in a couple months. I have to stop going there and stop being tempted.

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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2007, 06:39:43 pm »
So glad I haven't been there in a couple months. I have to stop going there and stop being tempted.
What's to be tempted by? Look up "crap" in the dictionary and there is a McDonald's golden "M."

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2007, 06:45:38 pm »
So glad I haven't been there in a couple months. I have to stop going there and stop being tempted.
What's to be tempted by? Look up "crap" in the dictionary and there is a McDonald's golden "M."
Word.

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2007, 09:12:22 pm »
So glad I haven't been there in a couple months. I have to stop going there and stop being tempted.
What's to be tempted by? Look up "crap" in the dictionary and there is a McDonald's golden "M."
All I got from there was their Fish Filet...#11.

I want one so bad but I don't want to go there.

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« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2007, 05:04:46 am »
English oven chips with cheese on top > English oven chips > McDonalds

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #12 on: June 11, 2007, 12:31:11 pm »
Wendy's is better anyway.

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #13 on: June 11, 2007, 06:35:45 pm »
So glad I haven't been there in a couple months. I have to stop going there and stop being tempted.
What's to be tempted by? Look up "crap" in the dictionary and there is a McDonald's golden "M."
All I got from there was their Fish Filet...#11.

I want one so bad but I don't want to go there.
gross. fast food fish.

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #14 on: June 11, 2007, 07:17:26 pm »
So glad I haven't been there in a couple months. I have to stop going there and stop being tempted.
What's to be tempted by? Look up "crap" in the dictionary and there is a McDonald's golden "M."
All I got from there was their Fish Filet...#11.

I want one so bad but I don't want to go there.
gross. fast food fish.
It was actually pretty good although I prefer BK's fish over McD's

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« Reply #15 on: June 11, 2007, 07:24:59 pm »
I dont care wut anyone thinks, Big Mac's are teh awesome.

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #16 on: June 11, 2007, 08:12:47 pm »
So glad I haven't been there in a couple months. I have to stop going there and stop being tempted.
What's to be tempted by? Look up "crap" in the dictionary and there is a McDonald's golden "M."
All I got from there was their Fish Filet...#11.

I want one so bad but I don't want to go there.
from what I hear, Wendy's premium fish filet is somewhat good. :P
gross. fast food fish.
It was actually pretty good although I prefer BK's fish over McD's

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Re: McDonalds Wants To Redefine "McJob"...literally
« Reply #17 on: June 12, 2007, 11:49:28 am »
My Dad goes fishing in Alaska once a year so our freezer always has some straight-from-teh-ocean fish :)


No crappy Mcdonalds fish.

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« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2007, 09:57:19 am »
In-N-Out Burger!

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« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2007, 05:32:44 pm »
They're lobbying to change the definition to one that reflects well on the company? Retarded. The term arose because of the real quality of a job at McDonald's. They can go right ahead and change it, but I guarantee you no one is going to start saying, "After graduating from Harvard, Jim is now aiming high and attempting to get a wonderful McJob!"