Post # 1
This is just a ramble and I’m not sure what I’m looking for. I’m not angry, just a little bothered/sad. I share an office with a team member, and while she doesn’t report to me, my position is considered slightly “above” hers. I did not want to know this information, she just talks a lot, and she started complaining about her paycheck/percentage of taxes etc, and I was pretty easily able to deduce that she makes at minimum what I make, possibly up to 5,000 more per year.
Our team is new and we all started at the same time. I know I should have negotiated when I was hired, but I was in really bad job, and was just happy to have a great opportunity.
I love my job, and we haven’t been here long enough to consider asking for a raise. I love my coworkers, too, I just wish I hadn’t found this out. This coworker will even pull up her pay info on the computer in the office, and I actively avoid looking just because I didn’t want to know, and it’s just a crappy feeling. I know I can’t do anything, it just… Sucks :-/
Post # 3
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@AnonymousCupcake: Wow she really shouldn’t be doing or sharing that information!
If it makes you feel better, the small office that I work in is made up of me, the woman that used to be in my position that is now part time and my bosses. The woman that used to be in my position makes $1 more than me an hour despite the RADICAL change in her position since she started failing to remember anything or being able to do her job. They keep her on because they don’t want to fire her, oh and being part time she still gets 80 hours of vacation/ year which is the same as I. AND I’ve worked here longer!
I think you’ll be able to get a raise when the time comes, and now you know what is appropriate to ask!
Post # 4
@AnonymousCupcake: well just remember she may or may not be telling the truth….esp if she was vague about it and didnt give a number, or if you were talking yearly totals maybe she has some side job occasionally….i wouldnt read too much into it….if she is really a bragger she is probably inflating a little…..you just never know i wouldnt read into it and try and forget about it….
Post # 5
@AnonymousCupcake: It could be that her qualifications were stellar, and she was just a good fit for that position.
My friend is a bank manager, and makes 60K a year. He recently found out that his intern/assistant makes 80K a year! At first he was FURIOUS and brought it up with HR–where he found out she was a Yale grad with a law degree from Harvard.
Post # 6
@AnonymousCupcake: I’m so sorry 🙁 I was at work last night and the manager was calling people to tell them they got the job, all of These new hires are seasonal part time. I heard her offer $.50 more than i make to atleast 3 people!!! I’m furious. I even asked for a raise or a couple extra hours a few weeks ago and “they can’t afford it”. so yeah, I understand how you feel.