Minimum Wage

* In response to "Teens and the Minimum Wage: 'It Seems to Be Expected,' " Voices, June 28:

There are many menial jobs essential to the successful operation of a business and a home. And there are many people, such as Nancy Tung, who do not think they are worth doing . . . or worth paying anyone to do for them. These are the employers who pay teens, and others, minimum wage because it's the law. Otherwise, they would pay much less, nothing--if at all possible.

I hope Ms. Tung will always have a good job. I would also hope that she will remember that the person who cleans offices and files papers has "worth," and may enjoy a movie once in awhile. May even like to eat caviar and go to the opera.

EDIE BLEVINS

Twentynine Palms

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