Posted in 365 Days of Blogging

Day 173: About minimum wage jobs.

You know what a lot of people don’t take into account when they talk about minimum wage or part-time jobs? The amount of work involved. Look at the job descriptions for some minimum wage, part-time jobs. There’s paragraphs of stuff they want you to do.

What’s listed in the job description is the bare minimum too. Dont be good at your job, they’ll have you do everything then. Not only that, they’ll make sure to keep you just under the limit for full-time pay. You have no benefits, making just over $7/hour in some cases, you’re damn near pulling full-time hours one week and barely on the schedule the next. You do all of this for what? A check that just covers bills?

But people constantly shit on the minimum wage jobs because they see those tired associates and cashiers grabbing a few minutes of rest and assume they’re “not doing anything”. You think your office job is so much harder than being a cashier at a department store? You try standing on your feet for 8 hours straight, running around a store and checking prices and ringing up rude customer after rude customer.

It’s not easy and it’s not something that should be laughed at or taken lightly. Those people are doing jobs that are essential to your comfort and they’re doing the jobs you don’t wanna do.

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