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Letter: Bring back jobs at gasoline stations

Bolla Market at the Mobil gas station on

Bolla Market at the Mobil gas station on Middle Country Road in Calverton was robbed at gunpoint just after 10 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2016, police said. Photo Credit: Google

As a teen in the late 1960s early ’70s, I worked at a gas station where there was free air for tires [“Vote on free gas-station air put off,” News, March 30]. There’s enough revenue coming into a gas station to supply free air for the customers.

In today’s world, one man runs a whole operation of selling gas, lotto tickets and food. A gas station in the ’60s had a whole workforce to pump gas, check the oil and fill tires.

Maybe we should again pay attendants to pump gas. These are entry-level jobs that are sorely needed, providing work experience for our youth.

Mike Appice, Westbury