It's really the wrong way to think about it. Here you are, complaining about the money you get, all the hard work you put in, the nonexistent recognition you get, and you're going to be annoyed that people making minimum wage, working just as hard as you do for as little respect, might be getting a raise the same as you? You're frustrated you'll be on the same level as them? Sure it sucks, but would you want the same thing if you were just starting out? People thought exactly the same as you when the minimum wage became $8/hr. How dare this kid get a job, I want to be paid more than this kid, I'm going to direct my frustration at him instead of the CEO making millions with guaranteed massive payouts even if he runs the company into the ground. It is your company's fault that they give out raises so slowly they an employee can't even outpace raises in the minimum wage.
Rich people don't keep poor people down, they convince poor people to do it to themselves.
By the way, you saying you're a dollar over min. wage and that it might be raised to $10 makes me assume you're Californian (I feel like you are but I can't recall for sure). Just to let you know, the minimum wage increase is happening, it's already been signed into law. It'll be raised to $9 an hour on July 1, 2014, then to $10 an hour on January 1, 2016.
So nothing to hate your fellow workers for. Unless you're a die hard Republican, keep in mind it's Democrats and liberals that want increases in the minimum wage. Don't be mad at the new kid because you're the one who only got a dollar raise over 2 years, be mad at the business who pays so little that the government has to force them to pay better.
The minimum wage in 1968 would be $10.56 today, and you're being paid $8, in one of the states with the highest minimum wage, and their increases that won't come for 3 years will still fall behind that amount, and some of the people in charge of the businesses you work in now got to work those jobs and then they're turning around and lobbying against you having that very same thing.