Basically a new word `McJob` has been established and it is `slang` for a low-paying, low-prestige job that requires few skills and offers very little chance of intracompany advancement`.
I disagree with the definition.
A professor had completed a piece of work to see if the definition was accurate. His findings showed individuals with McJobs were:
- on the first rung of the career ladder
- enjoying their role (mostly)
- happier being employed rather than not
When I was 16 I had 3 McJopbs:
- Petrol Pump Attendant (in those days there was no self service!!)
- collecting Littlewoods Pools Coupons - commission based
- working in a DIY store
I loved the jobs (and the money of course!). I was dealing with the public, having responsibility and built long-term relationships. In fact, through my relationships, I was offered another role as a gardener for one of my regular petrol buyers. My McJobs were the start of my successful career. Building relationships and dealing with people is a skills we all must have if we want to be successful in our careers.
Tesco`s chief executive Sir Terry Leahy, started stacking shelves in his local branch of the supermarket chain, during the summer holidays, when he was 15. What a career he has had starting with a McJob!
Any of you started with a McJob? How was it? Did it provide some fundamental basic skills?