The concept that an hourly worker will move at only one pace regardless of circumstance as they will receive the same amount of pay regardless of effort. Commonly found in retail stores or fast food restaurants. Highly visible in cashiers, but not limited to.
The line to check out at the grocery store was 10 people deep since the cashier was moving at a snail's pace. Damn Detroit Affect.
by Jeffrey A September 09, 2007