People tell shocking confessions of what it's like to live on minimum wage
One of the largest debates within the 2016 presidential campaign is that over the federal minimum wage. The minimum wage is meant to prevent workers from getting cheated out of fair pay and to guarantee a live-able salary for all United States employees. However, it still leaves many people desperately seeking higher pay as they struggle to support their families and pay off loans.
While many Democratic candidates, such as Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley support a minimum wage raise by 2020, Republicans insist that raising such wages wouldn't be economically feasible. Thus, the issue of minimum wages has become highly relevant and controversial.
Of course, those taking the hardest hit in the midst of the controversy are minimum wage workers themselves. Therefore, several minimum wage workers took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to share some shocking confessions about their struggles to survive on minimum wage.
They're making less money than welfare recipients.
It causes a loss of confidence and pride.
People often feel cheated and taken for granted.
It's especially frustrating when minimum wage workers don't enjoy their jobs.
Adding student loans to the mix makes minimum wage barely live-able.
Some minimum wage workers are self-conscious and fear being judged by others.
It can certainly put a strain on relationships.
It can also reduce people's motivation.
Some resort to illegal tactics to get the compensation they feel they deserve.
Others are even ashamed of their careers.
It makes starting and supporting a family nearly impossible.
Even the most intelligent people are forced to work minimum wage jobs.
Some go to great lengths in a desperate effort to save money.
Well-trained, college-educated people find themselves working minimum wage jobs despite having passions and dreams in other industries.
For more minimum wage confessions, check out Whisper.
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