Thursday, May 24, 2007


BBC NEWS | Business | McDonald's begins McJob petition

Fast-food giant McDonald's has launched a petition to get the dictionary definition of a McJob changed. The Oxford English Dictionary currently describes a McJob as "an unstimulating low-paid job with few prospects". McDonald's says this definition is now "out of date and insulting", and claims a survey found that 69% of the UK population agree it needs updating. The campaign by the firm's UK arm is backed by the government's skills envoy and former CBI boss Sir Digby Jones.
They claim 69% of people agree with them, but who doesn't think working in McDonalds is a terrible job? It's a perfect examples of how our society has turned to shit with people forced to sell their labour doing something they hate for minimum wage, picking burgers up off the floor to sell to other idiots.

And of course that's apart from their obvious ethical and moral issues. Try reading here and here for more information.

Interestingly the BBC are holding their own poll and it says 80% disagree that this definition should be changed (out of 10,000 votes currently)

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