- Dead-end job
A dead-end job is a job in which there is little or no chance of progressing and succeeding into a higher paid position. Such work is usually unskilled and the phrase usually applies to those working as shelf stackers, cleaners, or other menial jobs where the pay is low, and the hours are long.  
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- ^ "How to reroute out of a dead-end job". MSNBC. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21902277/ns/business-careers/t/how-reroute-out-dead-end-job/#.TrAJi_T_mU8. Retrieved 2011-10-01.
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