I was saddened to see that the writer of the Sept. 9 letter “ Real hard work” was lamenting that fast-food workers were seeking higher wages while a sergeant in the U.S. Army with four years experience earns about the same ($30,000) as the salary sought by the fast-food workers ($15 per hour).
It seems to me that the problem isn’t that fast-food workers are seeking a higher salary, but that the service members earn much too little.
It is my understanding that security employees working for private firms can earn in the area of $100,000 per year for performing essentially the same work in Afghanistan as those on duty in the Army and Marines. There is something seriously wrong with this picture, and it is not those persons seeking an increase in the pitifully low minimum wage.
Stephen S. Jenks