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Just1dering | 14:48 Fri 24th Jun 2022 | Jobs & Education
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I recently got a raise at work along with a good deal of more response-ability. I was told that the raise was contingent on me having those extra responsibilities, but I just found out that someone else got that exact same raise (because of my asking for more money I might add) with no added responsibilities just doing the same job they have always been doing. I want to say something but:
1. I'm not supposed to know what they make & they aren't supposed to know what I make (no wonder why).
2. I only found out because they left their paystub in their desk draw & I stumbled across it while looking for something else.


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if you're happy in your job, do it and stop worrying about how other people are paid.

If you're not happy in your job, look for a better one elsewhere.
You needn't have looked at the pay stub.
More responsibilities can mean a more rewarding job. If you don't want the responsibilities, then go elsewhere.
Just leave it. You've got the extra money and, because of your greater responsibilities, you'll be in a better position to apply for promotion (or to seek another job elsewhere) when the opportunity arises.

As long as they avoid 'statutory discrimination' (e.g. by paying mem more than women) employers are free to have entirely different contracts with each of their employees unless, say, they've entered into an agreement otherwise with a trade union. (i.e. there's no legal right to 'fairness' in general).

For example, in the City of London it's not unknown for two bank employees, doing exactly the same jobs and sitting adjacent to each other in the same office, to have vastly different salaries. A guy who's been there a long time, without pushing for promotion, might be on £40k p.a., while his colleague (who was head-hunted by the firm) could well be on over £200k. It's perfectly legal.
Be careful what you wish for
Why aren't you supposed to know what they earn and them you?
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