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August 2, 2013 at 6:08 AM

Pay fast-food workers sufficient wages

Fast-food job not a career

May 30: Strikers marching to improve wages among fast-food jobs, outside a Subway restaurant in Fisher Plaza, where they convinced the one employee on shift to walk off the job and shut the restaurant down. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

May 30: Strikers marching to improve wages among fast-food jobs, outside a Subway restaurant in Fisher Plaza, where they convinced the one employee on shift to walk off the job and shut the restaurant down. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

I am getting very tired of people whining about their low-paying jobs. [“Guest column: Show respect for fast-food workers with sufficient pay,” Opinion, August 1.]

You are responsible for your well-being. If you don’t think you’re being paid enough, get a different job. If you can’t afford your rent, move. If you can’t afford to get married, don’t. If you can’t afford to raise children, don’t have them.

Think about getting some marketable skills or more education. Fast-food restaurants are not responsible for your well-being. These jobs are meant for high-school or college students, part-time. They are not meant as a career.

Corrine Chodora, Redmond

 

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