Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH
That's a shame. I can tell you are a hard worker based on the things you post. I can tell you have a passion. That is frustrating. I am pretty sure I am the lowest paid in my group yet I do 90% of what my group does. Admittedly I think I am probably the lowest paid due mostly to age. I am the youngest person by about 6 years, after that one person the youngest by 15 and so on... Still burns me up.
I was hired at the same time as the colleague in question. He initially made more money than I did. But it quickly became apparent that I was doing a lot of work of high quality, so the chair of my department advocated for me and got my salary equal to my colleague's, just as a matter of fairness. What I found out yesterday is that I was never in fact brought equal to my colleague. He's not making a ton more than me, but it's really the principle of the thing.