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  • Dear, Dayana

    I am fascinated by your post, “Should teens get paid less?” because I have never thought of such an idea. I don’t see any reason why teens or people with fewer years of life will be the deciding factor in pay. I strongly believe that the only way someone gets paid more is through years on the job, credentials, or work ethic. Those…Read More

  • Oscar commented on the post, The importance of a Job

    Dear, Sebastian:

    I am intrigued by your post, “The importance of a Job” because the post has to do with my generation, my age, and me. I think that I’ll need a job so your warning to start researching them is very informative and I appreciate it.

    One sentence that stands out to me is, “This is important to me because this means that retail…Read More

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    $2.13 minimum wage

    In the article, "Living Tip to Tip" (August 2021) I learned that some laws allow places with tipping services to only pay 2.13 dollars an hour. With this in place, the worker can take all and any tips given,...

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    • Dear Oscar,

      Your post, “$2.13 minimum wage” came as a shock to me as I had no idea something like this even existed. The idea that someone might believe that workers should be able to live off of tips is astonishing to me. Very often, I see videos online about staff who don’t get enough tips and already don’t have a good wage. 

      One sentence that you wrote that really stood out to me was, “Counting your dollars, not knowing how much you have or how much you can spend the next month is uncertainty I’m thankful I don’t live with.” This really resonated with me because money struggles will never not be an issue that people wish they could overcome with ease. As you’ve stated, I am also very glad that California has a set minimum wage. I imagine being told that you are to make the majority of your money from tips as opposed to your wage is a sucker punch in so many situations. If this were to be employed in a place where traffic isn/t too high, how would someone make enough money to make it to the next week? 

      Thanks for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because issues like these are very interesting to read about. They are even more interesting to read about when opinion is added too, not to mention your understanding of the topic.  

      Sebastian Estrada



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