McDonald’s begins McJob petition

McDonald’s has launched a petition to get the dictionary definition of a McJob changed.

The Oxford English Dictionary describes a McJob as “an unstimulating low-paid job with few prospects”.

But McDonald’s says this definition is now “out of date and insulting”, reports the BBC.

It claims a survey found that 69% of the UK population agree it needs updating.

“The current definition is extremely insulting to the 67,000 people who work for us within the UK,” said McDonald’s senior vice president David Fairhurst.

“It is also insulting for everyone else who works in the wider restaurant and tourism sectors. It is time for us now to make a stand and get the Oxford English Dictionary to change the definition.”

McDonald’s says that in its staff surveys, 90% of employees agree they are given valuable training that will be of benefit for the rest of their working lives.

McDonald’s is now inviting its customers to sign petition books in its stores, or alternatively via a new website, entitled Change The Definition.

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