Have you recently found out how much your new colleague (Newcomer Nancy) is making and thought to yourself, WTF?
That can’t be right.
I don’t believe it.
How is that possible?
Let me confirm, reconfirm, and confirm again.
“Hey Tenure Tom, did you hear how much Newcomer Nancy is making, please tell me it’s just hearsay.”
Nancy is definitely not better than me, more experienced than me, more skilled than me…I can just tell, look how she walks.
Why would “they” do that to me, to us, to those who have been in the trenches for all these years.
They should be paying me at least that, not some newcomer who hasn’t proved themselves yet at “my” company.
Well, maybe it’s fair, maybe it’s not.
Companies need to bring in new talent and often may have to pay a premium to do so.
And maybe you’ve either been a Newcomer Nancy before or will be fortunate to be one in the future.
Until then, a better decision could be focusing on your best output, and let the rest work itself out…