13 October 1989 |
Daily Trojan (University of Southern California
USC Doesn't Put Money Where Our Mouths Are
Letter writer Michael Thompson (Daily Trojan, Oct. 5) complains about Spanish-speaking food service workers, but his complaint is misdirected.
Only someone struggling to make it in a new country (like my grandparents in 1918) would take such a job for a salary hovering around the minimum wage.
If Mr. Thompson wants to know why food service and other university staff members speak better Spanish than English and why USC doesn't itself invest in (free) English language classes for its staff, why not ask Jack Steele, former dean of the business school, who, according to a Daily Trojan article a few weeks ago, pulled down nearly half a million dollars last year in salary.
There's only so much to go around, right, Mr. Steele?