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09 Jan 2006

I started working for the freight company 18 months ago as a Receptionist got promoted as a forwarder with no salary
adjustment. Out of the blue the new receptionist tells how she is getting when I compare to my salary, we getting nearly the same only a one rand difference over her which is totally unfair.

I do not know how to approach my boss about this since salaries issues are private and confidential or very sensetive matter but the problem is I am deeply hurt lost interest in my work as well. I can't seem to focus in everything I am doing as the matter depresses me so much, pls help desperate to find a solution on how to tackle this issue. I just feel like resigning because I know where my boss loyalty lies.
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01 Jan 0001

Hello Maureen,
Sounds like the boss may not be well organized as regards job descriptions and salaries. Generally a promotion to a more demanding or complex job would be associated with an increase in salary. You seem to be unhjappiest, though, about the fact that the new girl is getting the same salary as you do, rather than with your salary as such, and with feeling under-appreciated. I agree with Delene, can't you approach the boss or HR person, and ask whether having been promoted to a more complex and responsible job and performing well there, with no salary increase at the time, you can receive an approproate salary increase now ?
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