Topic: fast food workers
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August 3, 2013 at 7:58 AM
Letter was ignorant
If jobs grew on trees and rental accommodation was cheap and easy to find, Corrine Chodora, may have a point. [“Northwest Voices: Fast-food restaurant wages,” Opinion, Aug. 2.]
But they don’t, and it isn’t!
Chodora suggests that fast-food workers increase their marketable skills. Aren’t entry-level fast-food workers already doing so while learning customer service, time management, accepting payment for product and making change? As for her suggestion that they get more education, how do you pay for that on minimum wage?
An introduction to how things really are in the working world is called for. It is often no longer high-school or college students doing these jobs, but rather displaced workers from other fields who are trying to feed and house their families.
Besides which, how can someone believe it’s either right or decent to pay any worker less than a living wage, regardless of age or status?
Lindsay Allen, Kirkland
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