This is from a woman in Colorado who previously worked for subminimum wage and now works for minimum wage. She doesn't have access to email and thus I'm posting her comment for her:
"Working for sub-minimum wage - I could barely make due - with expenses like my apartment - because sub-minimum wages didn't even pay enough to buy a magazine or buy very much stuff. I didn't feel valued. Now that I make minimum wage, I feel tons better and I have fun at my job. And I also have friends at my job."