Be careful what you ask for.

The big announcement by Walmart a few months ago about raising wages hits home. Asset Protection forces cut and cashiers replaced with self-checkout here in our local store. Evidently it’s cheaper to allow shoplifting and machines don’t require benefits. Is it just me or is dealing directly with a person a thing of the past?

This is just the first step as wages begin to rise. The answer? We need more subsidized housing for the unemployed such as the new Sergeant City being constructed, affectionately called Pendleton Heights. I wonder if Governor Brown would approve of the progress we’ve made since her last visit. Take a drive out and visit if you really want a look at the professional landscaping that the city is financing. This is just the beginning. I think the city calls it progress.

Has anyone been to Pizza Hut lately?

Rick Rohde

Pendleton

Editor’s note: Pendleton’s Pizza Hut franchise closed recently.

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