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While a minimum wage of $15 per hour is too high ­— the economy would probably go bankrupt — that doesn’t mean letter writer Wes Cedar (“Workers must earn higher pay,” Sept. 25) should insult low-wage workers.

I give credit to all of the minimum-wage workers. We get excellent service from the fast food and family restaurants.

I retired five years ago from that line of work (Eat’n Park) and anyone in that job has to know how to deal with the public. It also requires a basic knowledge of psychology. This is acquired by experience.

A cook needs knowledge in the culinary arts. Bartenders have to know their drinks, practice psychology and know how to deal with drunks.

Don’t look down upon us little people. The high school grads need these jobs to get work experience and pay for college. The unemployed need those jobs so their families can eat and pay their bills.

If you get a raw burger, ask nicely for another. You’ll get it.

It’s a jungle out there so give these kids and the unemployed a break.

Lucille Homoki

Harrison


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