A bit of backstory: I was part of a small accounting practice that was recently sold while I was on mat leave (old boss retired). the new boss has purchased the old client fee base and agreed to take on myself and the other accountant. so I have returned from mat leave and am working for the new boss. so far so good.
at the old practice, the other guy used to work on a contractor basis...he'd invoice the boss for hours worked each week. obviously as a contractor, he was not entitled to annual leave, sick leave etc. his hourly rate was about $60 per hour. he had been working under this arrangement for about 12 years with our previous boss.
I came on 4 years ago as a salaried employee. my salary was quite a bit less than what this other bloke was invoicing but whatever, he'd been there much longer and was invoicing on an hourly basis.
under the new boss, we've both come across as salaried employees. him on a casual basis and his hourly rate is $50. I'm permanent part time and my hourly rate is considerably less. I get that the trade off for getting employee entitlements is a lower salary, but this feels unfair.
I feel as though the new guy has taken us on both as new employees to his practice yet chosen to reflect our old pay levels. the business cards of this other guy and me both have the same job title. yet he is receiving disproportionately more money.
he's a fair bit older than me but I don't feel like he's that much better. in fact I feel I do a better job.
am I being unfairly paid here? or am I just feeling hard done by? I've complained about this to dh on a number of occasions and he seems to think it's justified. all I see is yet another pay discrepancy between a male and a female for doing exactly the same job.
I'm so over it!