The salaries of state employees is now available online, and they were the subject of much discussion at work today. I don't have much interest, but couldn't help but being exposed to the irritation (or outrage) expressed over the salaries of known incompetents in the system. Most people read the first few pages, looking at the salaries in descending order and tut-tutting over many entries. Look at the a**holes who make more than me!"
One could start reading the list from the bottom, however, noting those people who work harder than you do at thankless tasks, but get paid less.
Update: I should note that I write this as one who is a NH state employee, and those commenting around me are as well.