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PAY: Entry-level jobs don’t merit higher pay

Letter by Colin Guthrie, Puyallup on Aug. 29, 2013 at 1:23 pm with No Comments »
August 29, 2013 1:27 pm

Protesting about paying the minimum wage in entry-level jobs makes me think people want to make a career out of such work, without focusing on what they should concentrate on: education and grades.

I think work at fast-food places should be legally treated as entry-level work, and such employment should be exempt from minimum wage laws. Entry-level positions are in fact apprentice or intern work, where work skills are learned.

If people think they are worth $15 an hour, I recommend they look at their education and grades before they demand entry-level jobs be treated as careers. Good-paying jobs require higher education with passing grades (above a C average).

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