I went to the same university as a co-worker who has the same job title, and we started working at the same time (first jobs). We took so many classes together, I always did much better than him. We played the same sports. We even have the same look going on, not that it is relavant.
I am a Level III candidate, he has done nothing since school. Our company started him earning 43% more than I do. I would say it is performance, but it was starting pay, so they did not get to see either of us perform.
In a couple of months we will be both up for review because it would be the end of our 6 months probation. Any idea why the firm could be under paying me? Is it wise to open the topic, or should I just suck it up. Four years degree and Level III, I cant afford to buy a car…
What do you think?