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Last Word on summer jobs, June 26

Last Word on summer jobs, June 26

Summer jobs

My wife, with her bachelor of science degree in business, works in the field and is paid $25 an hour. My son, who attended Virginia Tech, works in new construction and after 10 years makes $27 an hour. I received a flyer in my mailbox today from a couple of enterprising teens — bravo for the initiative — starting a dog walking business for the summer. Their rates are $20 for 30 mins and $30 for an hour per dog. I tossed it before any of the current College of William and Mary grads saw it and changed career plans. I know the $1 lemonade stands may be dated, but some reality of education and skill set needs to be imparted to the upcoming citizens who will run our economy....

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