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We, the undersigned, petition the UK’s dictionary houses to change the current definition of McJob to better reflect the reality of service sector jobs. McJob is currently defined in the dictionary as “an unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, esp. one created by the expansion of the service sector.” This definition is out of date, out of touch with reality and most importantly is insulting to those hard-working, talented and committed people who serve the public every day in the UK. As the namesake for this derogatory term, this prejudice is felt most sharply by the 67,000 people who pursue careers and jobs at McDonald’s in the UK.

It’s time the dictionary definition of McJob changed to reflect a job that is stimulating, rewarding and offers genuine opportunities for career progression and skills that last a lifetime.

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