The two most senior people in this office: earn the lowest out of all the professionals in the same category. I happen to be one of those. Younger members with the same degree and less then 5 years experience earn more. For heavens sake, the student earns more than I do. And he works part-time and still manages to earn more than I do. The other person with a lessor qualification and less experience also earns more than I do. I earn the lowest out of everyone, with the exception of the admin lady, the cleaners and the two 21 year olds.
Ok, I know I should never have seen it, and this is exactly why I should never have seen it. I should never have continued to read it, and now it serves me right. Now I feel undervalued and under appreciated. I know it is my own fault, and no one else can be blamed. It is not that I do not have the skills and ability to do this job, because I do. Anyone will agree that I am good at what I do. However, I very obviously lack skills in salary negotiation. If the student part-time worker can negotiate a better salary then I can, then there is something very wrong with me.
So now I have some more stuff that I must work on letting go. I have to let this go. I was happy with my salary and I should still be happy with it, even if it seems everyone else earns more than I do.