I know. But I react by standing up for my value as a worker which involves a "fuck this and fuck you" sometimes. I know plenty of people who are so demoralized on multiple fronts they just accept being shit on.
You can incentivize loyalty within that pay range by treating your employees with respect. But if I'm right to work garbage I'm going to leverage that however I can. One time it involved being hours late every day after I realized my value as an employee was greater than the cost to fire me for blatant disrespect.