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shall I just quit this job ?

 
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I am working in a small-midium firm. I have been in this company for 2 years. I have a female co-worker and we get along pretty well. But recently I found some "secrects" --- She sometimes has lunch with the boss and she got much higher salary raise than other peers who work as hard as she does. This upsets me because I don't think this is fair.

I requested for more salary raise to the boss (of course I didn't use my co-worker as example due to the sensitive nature of their relation), but I was politely rejected by his all kinds of excuses.

Shall I just walk away from this company ? A friend told me I should report the boss' act to higher management level. but I really hesitate on doing this because a) I don't have real personal conflict with that female co-worker though I don't like the fact she gets unfair high raise than other temamates b) I don't want to create such big issue that may get myself involved in revenge target. For myself, personally I also don't see much future in working in this firm from career perspective. So, maybe I should just leave the company ??

Advice and ideas please.
 
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It seems like the crux of the problem was the whole salary raise thing to being with. Why should YOU leave because some one else is getting an unfair raise. You need to leave only if you are unsatisfied with your work or with the pay. If she is the one getting better raises then the "salary" part of the argument is just an exception.

Surely what is happening here is wrong. However it happens everywhere. I have managers in my organization that get rated 10/10 every quater despite glitches in their work. As long as this whole scenario does not affect your pay or work quality, there should be no reason for you to dislike the place. In the relative sense your pay IS affected but as a whole this scenario makes no difference to you ( even though its not right ). If there is a way to make an anonymous complaint, do it. But be ready to back it up with facts.
 
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Hilda,

As a side note, for the next time when you want to send a private message. It will help if you enabled your account to recieve them, otherwise no-one will be able to respond to you.

Henry
 
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Originally posted by John Meyers:
It seems like the crux of the problem was the whole salary raise thing to being with. Why should YOU leave because some one else is getting an unfair raise. You need to leave only if you are unsatisfied with your work or with the pay. If she is the one getting better raises then the "salary" part of the argument is just an exception.

Surely what is happening here is wrong. However it happens everywhere. I have managers in my organization that get rated 10/10 every quater despite glitches in their work. As long as this whole scenario does not affect your pay or work quality, there should be no reason for you to dislike the place. In the relative sense your pay IS affected but as a whole this scenario makes no difference to you ( even though its not right ). If there is a way to make an anonymous complaint, do it. But be ready to back it up with facts.




I thought my raise was too low and that's why I arranged a talk. I sort of "believed" the excuse until I found out that truth. So i feel this brings the work morale and integrity down and i don't like that.
 
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Originally posted by Henry Wong:
Hilda,

As a side note, for the next time when you want to send a private message. It will help if you enabled your account to recieve them, otherwise no-one will be able to respond to you.

Henry



I apologize for not setting it properly. I didn't even notice that check box ! I just updated it. is there any way you could re-send that message ? Thanks !
 
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Just to play devil's advocate...

Maybe there are other reasons she has a higher salary. Maybe she has some advanced degree which by company policy gets a higher salary. Maybe she saved a project a while back. Maybe, while she works as hard as others, she works better than they and are more productive. Maybe she has special, rare training. And maybe she has lunch with him because they're friends.

Now it could be that she's sleeping with her boss, or something else as nefarious as you imply. Or it could just be stringing some facts together and drawing conclusions due to lack of other information.

--Mark
 
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