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What Are Some Misconceptions About Minimum-Wage Jobs That You're Sick Of Hearing?

It's definitely not "unskilled labor."

The federal minimum wage in the United States is currently set at $7.25 — and it hasn't changed since 2009. Assuming you work full time, this adds up to about $15,000 a year, which is not a lot to live on.

Workers marching for a $15 an hour minimum wage

If you're someone who has worked a minimum-wage job, we want to know what misconceptions you're sick and tired of hearing.

Maybe you wish people would stop saying that minimum-wage jobs aren't "skilled," and that's why the pay is so low. You work really, really hard and know for a fact that the higher-ups in your company wouldn't last five minutes in your shoes.

Man working in a restaurant kitchen

Or perhaps you're sick of the argument that minimum-wage jobs are for teenagers and people who are just starting out in the workforce. People of all ages work these jobs, and they deserve to earn a living wage for full-time hours.

Senior woman working as a cashier

Or maybe you have truly had it with people who say that minimum wage was never meant to be enough to live on. When President Franklin D. Roosevelt introduced the first federal minimum wage in 1933, he said, "No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country."

FDR addressing the nation on the radio

Tell us all about the worst misconceptions about people earning minimum wage, and you could be included in a BuzzFeed Community post.