I will be paid half of what my colleagues are paid

(14 Posts)
HereIGo Fri 28-Feb-14 21:35:22

Well, I am just sounding off, maybe looking for some perspective really.

My colleagues are paid 175K, I will be paid 95K. (pre-tax)
I don't want to say what my job is, but this is all 100% entirely legal, its the way the whole "industry" is.
They have been permanent since a few years back when times were good.
I am now returning to work after a few years of maternity periods and short term contracts.
I am going for a permanent post.
My duties and responsibilities are equal to theirs.
But the salary difference is shocking!
It is so off putting it really is.
They all say (with faux sympathy) not to worry surely in a few years something will be sorted out, but I don't believe that.
Is it stiff upper lip time? Grin and bear it? Nothing else to be done of course.

Dukketeater Fri 28-Feb-14 21:41:21

Can't be anything where you need good language and grammar..

HereIGo Fri 28-Feb-14 21:43:08

Well now I don't know how to respond to that one!
What a lovely helpful person you are!

ggirl Fri 28-Feb-14 21:54:13

That would seriously piss me off !

I guess if it's a change in contracts then you'll have to suck it up..painful though.

You can't be the only one on new pay are you?

ggirl Fri 28-Feb-14 21:55:25

snippy pointless post Dukketeater

quietlysuggests Fri 28-Feb-14 21:56:59

What was wrong with OP's language and grammar?

Can you do less than them? Must you have the same duties and responsibilities? It is good money anyway...

DameFanny Fri 28-Feb-14 21:58:00

Take the job. Join a union. Look at the equalities act and see whether they're exploiting a protected characteristic or it's a genuine question of timing?

CuckooCalling Fri 28-Feb-14 22:00:54

One of the most pathetic, Mumsnet posts I've seen, Dukketeater. Well done.

OP, YANBU - but if it's legal, not sure what recourse you have.

elliegoulding Fri 28-Feb-14 22:08:48

OMG, what sort of job earns 95k per year? Im going to get the dc's primed! wink

contortionist Fri 28-Feb-14 22:16:00

Are there any bonuses or discretionary pay, or is salary all you get?

gallicgirl Fri 28-Feb-14 22:18:15

Are your colleagues male?

BIWI Fri 28-Feb-14 22:19:05

I don't want to appear unsympathetic, or unsupportive of any kind of equality pay etc - but could it possibly to do with you having accumulated fewer years' experience than your colleagues?

idinnehaveaclue Sat 01-Mar-14 08:16:48

I'm not at all surprised. It's wrong but seems to be the norm at the moment.

If you can earn £175k working for another company then go for it, however, it doesn't sound like an option.

I would put it out of my mind and focus on the fact that you have a good job and £95k is still a very good salary. Very few people manage to earn above £30k in this country. Seriously...

Ledkr Sat 01-Mar-14 08:21:51

I presume duckeater has a job which doesn't involve basic manners.

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