Answered by Eddie, Hiring Expert at Quest Diagnostics, on Monday, July 9, 2018
Kudos to you, because it seems as if you're in a tough situation but you're not quitting. Don't think of working minimum wage jobs as holding you back from a future. While you have been understandably frustrated, the flip side is having a job gives you an opportunity to continue to build valuable skills and experience for bigger opportunities.
Now, here is where you have to challenge yourself *cue motivational speaker theme music*...
First, see the positive in EVERYTHING. For example, concentrate on the skills that you enjoy using and building. Also, concentrate on what you do well or better than everyone else. Second, set goals to either advance at your current job or move on to jobs that will provide more responsibility and compensation. Third, ask questions! If you have good working relationships with your boss or colleagues in higher positions, ask them how they succeeded. Fourth, READ. One thing that helped me advance in my career was reading the stories of successful people. "Rags to riches" stories are the best! I still read those types of stories and watch documentaries about successful people.
Recently, I posted a meme that really seemed to get some of my friends going. It says, "Don't be afraid to fail. Be eager to overcome the obstacles." Posting your question is a great start. Go...for...it!!!