Wednesday, June 06, 2007


McDonald's really grates on my nerves. Look at their latest stunt. According to this article from Time (I heard this a few weeks ago on NPR, too), they are trying to change the definition of a word in the Oxford English Dictionary - "McJob" - from

unstimulating, low-paid job with few prospects, especially one created by the expansion of the service sector

to the more Hamburglar-friendly

job that is stimulating, rewarding ... and offers skills that last a lifetime.

Now , I was fortunate enough to have never worked in the fast-food industry, so I cannot speak from experience. But I am taking a pretty wild guess here that working at McDonald's is not stimulating or rewarding, unless you're so desperate for work that you'll jump at anything that comes your way.

And isn't it just like a big corporation to think they can change something that bothers no one but its CEO's and ad execs by throwing millions of dollars at it? Sheesh.

Can't they just stop McWhining?