It’s more than 30 years since the term ‘McJob’ was coined to describe low-paid, poor quality work.
But the idea has stuck.
Jobs that don't need formal qualifications are still called ‘unskilled’.
People often assume that, in many industries, it’s not even in an employers’ interest to create quality employment.
So people simply accept that some jobs are always going to be bad.
At Breakroom, we don’t think things have to be this way.
Every job can be a good one
Our mission is to make the world a more equal place by turning every hourly job into a good one.
Everyone deserves a good job. It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from or what you’ve done in the past: you deserve good work.
Every job has the potential to be a good job. It just depends on how it’s designed. People share some terrible experiences of bad jobs on Breakroom. Workplaces where they’re not paid properly, don’t feel safe and aren’t treated with basic respect.
Most employers want to do better: they often just don’t know how.
Good jobs are good for companies too
And good jobs are also good for business. There’s some great evidence that creating better hourly jobs produces better business outcomes. Flexible shift patterns have been shown to increase revenue and there’s a consistent pattern of quality employment in the most successful low margin retailers.
Everyone deserves a good job.
Every job has the potential to be a good one.
Good jobs are also good for business.
Breakroom exists to make all of these things true, for everyone.
Published on 11 November 2021