markfch wrote:I guess most of us have worked before. My first boss told me never ever compare pay amongst colleagues (maybe he has vested interested so saying so ). But after working fo so long, I can see the wisdom in his words.
To me, comparing results is like comparing pay. Even if kid has 2 marks more than neighbour, alarm bells may sound cos why only 2 marks. Neighbour not very diligent you know etc etc. If results worse than neighbour, then the feeling is even more frustrating.
So why create opportunity to make ourselves unhappy? But I do agree that it'll be useful to see where we stand in terms of highest score, median score.
This is another very interesting topic which I think we should make a poll.
From my personal experience gained from so many of wroking life, more often it will make you feel more frustrated when u get know the salary of the people around you and this is definitely not healthy.
Even when one who joined a company with 20-30% jumped, bear in mind the pay for any new hire is always in the 50-80% range of all the staff of the same job grade in that company (this is talking about experienced staff). Unless the person is hand picked by a bigshot. So there are always at least 20% of the people higher. Those are unsually long and old timers.