The term was derived from McDonald's and the name in part is sort of self explanatory. These are the worst jobs in America. These are the low end of the low end jobs. No one has a job lower than these being that the workers have no authority in these jobs. These jobs are rock bottom due to them being highly unsatisfying. They are often in the field of fast food and retail. There is absolutely no shame in these jobs, but one major characteristic of this job is that no academic or formal education is really required. Not even a high school diploma. Due to this a person has absolutely no opportunity to contribute his or her intellectual ideas being that the job allows little freedom with the strict supervision of the management. People often get frustrated with these jobs, so people are constantly coming and going. The managers, who are often the only ones making living wages there, do not care if a person quits because these jobs are dead end jobs offering no chance for personal growth in the business. It will be just as easy to higher someone else, and most people in those jobs could work like dogs for years and years and never see any growth. They often say when you first start working there that there are a lot of opportunity for advancement in the company, but don't kid yourself. If you ever are promoted in those jobs you must consider yourself lucky. 98% of the people working there do not consider those jobs careers. They are often only part time jobs. If they were careers many of them, including me, would through ourselves in front of a train. Some people feel that even calling them a job is debatable due to the low pay which is not a living wage. A person can not live on a seven dollar an hour pay check. The sadest part is how society looks down on these workers so much. With our government and economy being the way it is many people will find themselves working in a McJob anyway. Also, the world needs fast food workers. If there were no McDonald's workers there would be no McDonald's and we all know that America loves fast food. They should come up with a definition that is below Blue Collar like "rag collar" because that is what a McJob is.
Fast Food Manager: When I come back you better have those toilets cleaned! By the way here is your $150 dollar check for the past two weeks. Tuck in your shirt. You need some class to work this job now here is your're apron with a picture of a pig on it. Wear it with pride!
Fast Food Worker: Fuck this McJob!
by DisgruntledWorker August 13, 2008
An occupation.
It is Urban for:My life is fucked up.
"I have a McJob."
"Man, you are fucked up."
by Zach G. November 25, 2003
Job choices that are presented when all one has strived for is a McEducation. Usually involves those that have a McAttitude and McMentality. Usually not race or class based, but based on culture. Can also be caused by having McParents.
Even though (Bubba, Laquicia, Jose, Bobbie-Lee) graduated from high school with good grades, all that would ever be available would be a McJob.
by Glen November 29, 2003
A job at McDonald's where you get low pay and deal with nasty greasy burgers and cranky customers all day.
Mandy's mom got her a Mcjob, and mandy's worked there for 3 years

Where did Mandy's life go!!!!!!!
by Mia December 12, 2003
any job that has no challenge or variety
this mc job is so fricken dull I gotta' find something else.
by l b johnson November 08, 2003
A job. One that every fucker thinks is easy, try it see how soon you change your mind.

involves crap hours, yet the staff are close the hatred of the customer.

Day to day tasks involve:

1)licking the ass of the guy who just threw his burger at you because it was cold...(he had sat there for 20mins before bringing it back)

2) Putting up with drunks unable to understand that beef needs to be cooked before we can give it to them.

3) Taking Stress and the slack because the idoit who is supposed to start at 11 has decided to come in.

4) Dealing with tramps who go though the bins to get cold products to complain about.

exmples of a typical shift for a mcjob worker

Tramp "my burger is cold"
Staff "dude i just saw you take it out the bin"
Manager " yea i'm sorry we cant exchange that"
Tramp "but i neeedsss my cheeseburger"

Time 10:55p.m (5 min till closing)

Staff "hey can i help ya?"
Drunk " --" (subtitles unable to understand)
Staff " sorry what was that?"
Drunk "i said i wanted a 5 big macs you fucking idoit"
Staff "okay sorry,, yep okay it'll be about 3mins for that?"
Drunk" okay"

--money exchanges hands---
Time 10:56p.m.

Drunk "Wheres my fucking burger, been waiting 20mins!!!"
Staff "its been a mintue not long now"
Drunk " daft cuntt! gimmie my fuckin money backk"
Staff "okay sure"
Manager "there you go sorry about that"
Drunk "taking piss outta me?"
-- drunken rage ensues, usually involving chairs thrown, smashed windows etc.--
"haha that dude works for maccys what a loser!" - BMW Driver

"fuck you and your 16 thousand children, least i have a job and not living on benefits " - Mcjob staff to Father complaing about his happy meals...all 16 thousand of them.
by mcwoker February 04, 2010
"a low skill, low pay, high stress, axhausting and unstable job"

Dan Gallin (p. 237 of 'No Logo' by Naomi Klein)
I'm a student, and I have a McJob to make ends meet, but I'm not staying in this crummy job long term
by Erfalaswen December 13, 2003

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