Tell me, guy - if you were getting paid peanuts at your job, would you try to be good at your job? Of course you would...in the beginning, maybe even for a few months. But if you knew down deep in your heart that no matter how hard you worked at this job, there was NO WAY you'd get paid enough to really live on at that job, that would eventually eat away at your quality of service - and your change in attitude would affect those around you, too. It's a very human thing - we're all subject to it.
If you pay crappy wages, you're going to get crappy service. That's reality, guy.
You get what you pay for.