I've heard people say, "Well, if they paid me more, maybe I'd work harder." I never believed them. Work is an ethic. If you won't work for minimum wage, you won't work for $10, $20, or $30 an hour. If you resent working, you won't work hard for any amount. Some of the hardest workers I've ever seen were working for minimum wage. These are the people who get promoted when positions open.