A person whose sole purpose in life is to succeed at their minimum wage job. They often will be "two-faced" in that they will be nice to your face and then backstab you to others in order to advance their friendly relationship with their boss. Lifers will often get upset over trivial things that are work related and rarely have good things to say about employees who do not plan on becoming lifers. Lifers will commonly be attracted romantically to lifers of the opposite sex at the workplace. They will spend an unbelievable amount of time outside of work with this person under the guise that they are just friends. When faced with the opportunity to do something that will make their life better (i.e. pursue higher education)or pick up extra hours at their work, lifers will consistently do the latter. Lifers also have a unrealistic belief that their job is better than it really is. Because of this lifers will typically talk about their job even when no one is interested. Their is no proven scientific research regarding why lifers feel thier job is so important, but scientist believe it is because lifers are typically substance abusers that lack a sense of reason.
"Scott used to be really cool. He then got that minimum wage job and now he spends all of his time with that lifer girlfriend of his discussing how to get the latest promotion to the cooler."