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Woman applies for her own role at job after seeing the company offering higher salary to others

Anish Vij

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Woman applies for her own role at job after seeing the company offering higher salary to others

Featured Image Credit: @knguyenpoetry/Instagram

Ever found out that the new person at work was getting paid more than you - for doing the exact same job?

Well it seems that New Yorker Kimberly Nguyen thought of a way to 'beat the system' by applying for her own role after seeing the company offer a higher salary to applicants.

Since NYC put in a sales transparency law for all new job listings, the 25-year-old noticed that her company were looking for 'another UX writer' on LinkedIn are were willing to offer them '$32k-$90k more' than they currently pay her.

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Credit: Twitter/@knguyenpoetry
Credit: Twitter/@knguyenpoetry

"If the difference were like $10-15k I feel like I’d be less upset," Kimberly's tweet read.

"But I’ve been asking for a raise for months and they’re out here flaunting they’re willing to pay a new person at least $32k more than me??? For the same job??"

Kimberly says that she's 'been arguing for months about the pay inequity'.

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"I have told my managers multiple times that I know I’m being underpaid," she writes.

"I have gotten the runaround, and they know they can do this right now in a tough labor market."

After calling out the company for the job ad, they apparently defended the listing and called it 'internal posting and wasn't meant for anyone to apply to externally'.

According to Kimberley, her employers said that 'public companies legally have to post jobs even if it's an internal conversion'.

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"But that doesn't solve the fact that someone internally is now still going to make $32k+ more???" she argues.

Buzzfeed reached out to Kimberley via email and the writer explained that she 'felt disrespected because I don't make anywhere close to what the listing advertised'.

Credit: Pexels
Credit: Pexels

When asked if the company had responded directly to her application, she replied: "LOL, no. I'm actually pretty sure they're going to fire me for this whole debacle."

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Kimberly added: "I was just venting, and I didn't expect there to be such a reaction to my venting.

"People complain on the internet all the time and it doesn't go viral. I'm honestly really overwhelmed by all the attention."

Commenting on her tweet, one person agreed that the whole situation was unfair, writing: "The f**king audacity of them doing this!"

Another added: "As a corporate manager I can tell you best way to get a raise is to show them you have another offer. Majority of corpos will underpay you and sometimes your manager can try to go through hell to get you on more equitable pay zone and it will not work."

Topics: News, Money, US News, New York

Anish Vij
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