he has job security though. we aren't hospitality workers where you get set shifts per week and I'm guaranteed X hours due to being permanent part time. although he's casual, he's pretty much guaranteed 9 hours per day X 4 days per week. yes technically this could be reduced to nil if we got really quiet but in practice, the chances of the boss doing this are nil.
for whoever asked, yes my hourly rate is within 25% of his. I'm getting $38.64 gross and he's on $50. I'm only doing 22.5 hours per week though, he's doing 36.
he's not better at his job than I am. he's sloppy and untidy and a lot of client work I picked up off him is full of mistakes that I've had to correct. I really do not see how his higher rate is justified, from a work perspective anyway.
i asked him if he had any input into his hourly rate when I returned to work. we had a brief discussion about it but didn't get into actual figures obviously. I asked if he was consulted at all with regard to pay and he said no, nothing.
look I'm remunerated ok, and the work/environment is cruisy so hardly like I'm being bled dry for what I do get paid. it is just the discrepancy that irks me.
but as others have pointed out, maybe it's not totally unfair and the issue is mine only.