On the contrary, minion is a RATHER easy job it seems.
Being given the power to close threads and approve attachments is a responsibility.
All you have to do is know the rules and help as much as you can.
If someone asks a question, and people are flaming him for "being a noob", the right thing to do would be to refer them to the correct section/give them the answer they need and politley close the thread once you know they have had the help they came for.
It's not hard. Lot's of past minions probably wouldn't have had this issue if they would just help in every thread they power-happily closed.
So in a way, you're wrong.
But in another way, you're right. Minion IS a hard job, for those who don't have the maturity, patience, and responsibility to handle it.