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August 7, 2013 at 6:33 AM

Minimum-wage jobs

People need to work for success

Fast food workers march in Seattle on May 30 to protest low wages. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

Fast food workers march in Seattle on May 30 to protest low wages. [Dean Rutz, The Seattle Times.]

I think it is time to remind those with low-paying jobs that nobody owes them a living. [“Northwest Voices: Fast-food worker,” Opinion, Aug. 3.]

Millions upon millions of Americans started out life with low-paying jobs, and worked hard to learn how to do their job better. Through trade schools, correspondence courses and now the Internet, or just plain job experience, we worked our way up.

We couldn’t afford college either, so we had no choice. Every business and businessman constantly looks for able, hardworking employees.

Unfortunately, too many of us expect others to better our lives for us.

Don Curtis, Clinton

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