Letter From Jay Day

Milestones is very entertaining, very informative. thank you… I’m a war baby. I’m schooled through college, went into the service USAF for 42 years, worked for the state of California for 40 years and have to laugh at decisions made by those who are 40 plus years my junior, who don’t have a clue… The article about minimum wage was right on. It seems that it is not understood that the minimum wage was created for a reason. (Equal pay through out the US for some work accomplished) Giving the school kids paid work over the summer. Allowing them to earn something to have in their pocket for the school year. Nothing more. No one person was supposed to live on minimum wage. No one in my day (I was raised in Palo Alto 1954 to 1963) lived in this area (Santa Clara County) knowing that this would become one of the most expensive areas to live in the United States. Yes we still need unskilled labor for many a job here but not at the cost of everyone else. The souls on minimum wage, god bless them, some where along the line, one needs to get an education in the labor force (electrician, plumber, carpenter, auto mechanic etc.). Own your own business. If you choose a service industry that doesn’t pay much more than minimum wage, oh well. Our “give me” society, our “you owe me” society has got to get a grip on life. You want it, work for it…