UnNews:McDonalds insulted by "McJob" Dictionary Definition
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|McDonalds insulted by "McJob" Dictionary Definition|
24 May 2007
FAST FOOD GIANT McDonalds has launched a petition in the United Kingdom to get the dictionary definition of a McJob changed. The Oxford English Dictionary currently describes a McJob as
|“||a job for spotty faced gutter dwellers, largely from the smelly, unwashed underclass of modern society||”|
A McDonalds "McSpokesman" claimed that this definition is misleading as, "the vast majority of our UK workforce do not suffer from any form of acne at all."
The McSpokesman continued, adding that "The current definition is extremely insulting to the 67,000 people who work for us within the UK. We actively encourage our workforce to use anti-acne creams where needed and any one found to have more than three spots on show is sacked on the spot."
McDonalds says that in its staff surveys, 90% of employees agree they are given valuable training in skin care that will help them avoid unsightly facial acne for the rest of their lives.
Across the Atlantic in the USA, where the first McDonalds opened in 1855, a similar petition managed to secure six signatories which was unfortunately not enough on its own to influence a change. It is hoped the UK petition will be more successful though to date only 2 people have put their names to the list.
When asked whether any other aspect of the definition was insulting the McSpokesman laughed, "personally I would add "illiterate" to the list of qualifications required."