Not so fast on minimum wage… [Letter]

February 01, 2014

I fear raising the minimum wage will prove to have unforeseen consequences ("The Costco example Jan. 30). What about seniors on a fixed income? If they tied Social Security to inflation, as suggested for minimum wage, seniors may be able to buy a $5 cup of gas station coffee.

As a former minimum wage earner, I was surprised to see how fast my wages went up by doing my job to the best of my ability. As an employer, I did not want to pay $10.10 to someone who thought they earned that just by showing up.

Dan Shannahan, Fullerton

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