A low-paying job in the retail industry that requires the wearing of a smock. The smock generally has a corporate logo or advertising slogan printed on it, turning the employee into a human billboard. The smock is often seen as demeaning by the employees who must wear them. Excellent examples of smock jobs are the salespeople at stores such as Wal-Mart, Sam's Club and Home Depot.
When Steve's job in the tech sector was eliminated and sent offshore, he had to swallow his pride and take a smock job at Wal-Mart just to pay the bills.
by Led Zeppole March 17, 2004