Hang on a minute. I get around $20 an hour in my IT job. I have a degree. I have bills to pay. Before, I was able to pay for me, my wife, two kids, a dog and a house... and my wife was drinking like crazy. Some people need to reign in their spending. I actually feel bloody rich not having to pay for all of that. *sigh* I'm not being paid enough....
Note: I live in a low cost of living area, so perceptions about the insane pay of factory workers may be slightly skewed.