There is simply no fairness in this

Yesterday, I found out that the young lady who makes my latte every day, a very nice young lady I might add, just got a job making $34/hour holding a sign that says Stop/Go at highway construction sites around town.  I make $35/hour working with abused and neglected kids and kids in the juvenile justice program in this state…and I have to bill the state in six minute increments. What is wrong with this picture?  And why does it make me wonder…nothing specific, just wonder?