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    Is the salary range listed in the actual advertisement for the position? I would try gathering evidence of your performance and take it to management with a clear outline of why you believe you are being paid less than you deserve. It’s tricky when you add in upcoming maternity leave in the sense that you may miss your annual review again and that any increase may not be valid until your return.

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    Oh wow, I can see why you’re upset. That is terrible!
    I had a similar thing happen to me, had been with the company over three years and no pay rises at all and then saw an email I shouldn’t have seen about the salary offering for my position (as they were recruiting for the same role to grow the team) and it was approx $7k more than what I was on and I had years of experience! Because I shouldn’t have seen the email I was in a tough position as I couldn’t really say I’d seen it. So I asked for a meeting with my manager and asked for a pay increase and spelt out all the reasons why I deserved one (and a significant one, not just a CPI increase). It took a while but it worked and I received more than what I had asked for.

    I think you have every right to bring this up with your manager as the information was in plain sight. I am certain that if the same thing happened to your manager they would be doing something about it and demanding an explanation!

    I feel like businesses will do whatever they need to cut costs even at the expense of great employees. If only they realised it costs SO much more to lose those good employees than it would to pay them what they are worth in the first place.

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    A friend of mine got a pay rise, only when the experienced staff in her team (including her) found out the new recruits starting salaries were more than what they were on. Honestly, it was just another example of how $hitty and underhanded the company was. The issue wasn't the money, it was just another way that they showed they had little regard for their employees.

    Do you feel this is part of larger, systemic issues? It doesn't sound like you're happy there and the high turnover of the role they're interviewing for suggests a problem.

    If the information was openly on display, I would bring it up. If it was in a closed manilla folder on a desk, which you opened looking for something else, I wouldn't (because in this case it would be expected you would stop reading as soon as you realised it wasn't what you were after).

    Either way, I'd be planning my exit strategy. Failing a raise, is there some other way you could extract some value before mat leave, such as them paying for you to do a course in a specific program or skill (which would increase your employment prospects too)?

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    If it was openly displayed and the role is comparable to yours I would bring it up as a discussion about parity. Are you on an award? What does it say? Ours says staff are to travel up pay points each year within their band. Unless there are performance issues.

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    I think I would have to bring it up. Just ask them if they can clarify if the position will be paying more than what you are currently on.

    I'm guessing maybe they are trying to attract a better quality candidate by offering more money (?) This isn't fair to you though.

    Once you know where you stand with them, you'll be in a better position to decide what you want moving forward.


 

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