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sticky floor

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sticky floor

modifier

: A sociologist at Skidmore proposes the sticky floor image to encapsulate the plight of hundreds of thousands of women trapped in low-wage, low-mobility jobs

noun phrase

: Sticky floor, the inability to rise above an entry-level position, the plight of hundreds of thousands of women trapped in low-wage, low-mobility jobs (the other end of the glass ceiling)/ sticky bottom, an entry-level job that workers can't seem to rise above (1990s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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