Well, we know that there is no possible way that any of them are for example women who are just getting back into the work force after taking some time off to be stay at home moms, but now want to pursue careers.
And we know that there is no way that any of them are 25 to 30 something years olds that only recently got out of university or the military and are starting at the bottom.
There is no possible way that any of them are educated immigrants who's university degrees in other countries are not accepted here, so they have to get low paying jobs until they can take additional classes and pass certifications courses.... and/or learn english.
It would be impossible for any of them to be formerly employed at what used to be good paying jobs that are now either obsolete or their companies have folded so they now have to start all over again at the bottom.
And they couldn't possibly be the victims of the recent recession that we are only slowly coming out of...
They absolutely are unmotivated people that have made bad life choices... there is not other option.
I have been the woman re-entering the workforce.
I have been the person whose better paying job conflicted with the last course to finish her degree so I temporarily took a minimum wage job so I could finish that degree
I have been the person who decided to get a master's after that and needed very flexible hours so that I could complete an internship (for free by the way) and make it to class, and found that fast food accommodated that well.
I know a woman who was an accountant for the state but had to travel a lot, so when her deadbeat husband took off she quit her job for lack of business trip length childcare (her parents were killed in a car accident the day after we graduated high school). She has looked for another accounting job where she could be home more, but they are not readily available, so she is working retail at the moment.
There are as many stories as there are low wage adult workers