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Job Hunting Rule 8:Salary and Company History



今回は、ある会社に入社して3年目の方から質問をいただきました。研修を終えた新入社員の給与が自分よりも高いことを偶然知ってしまったそうなのですが、どうして会社は、3年目の自分より経験の浅い人に高い給与を与えるのかと不満に思っているようです。その方にアドバイスするとしたら、次のように答えます。

Today I will talk about a question I received from a person who has been working at his company for three years. This employee happened to find out that the salary of a new employee is higher than his own. He is unhappy about the fact that his company would choose to give an inexperienced person a higher salary over an employee who has been at the company for three years. I would like to give him the following advice:

その新入社員とあなたの職務内容は同じですか?まったく同じ内容の仕事をしていて、
なおかつバックグラウンドも同じなのに大きな差があるのであれば、それは差別の可
能性があります。
しかし、多くの場合、任されている仕事の内容に初めから大きな違いがあることが、
給与額の差になって現れるのです。社歴年数が給与額に比例することはありません。
アメリカには年功序列の制度はないのです。

Is your job description the same as that of your new coworker? If you are working the same job and there is a big difference between you and your coworker’s background, there is a possibility that it can be considered discrimination. However, in many cases, there is a big difference in your assigned duties from the start, which would result in a difference in salaries. Your years of experience at the company are not proportional to your salary; the United States does not have a system of seniority.


あなたがその新入社員と同等かそれ以上のことを行っているという確固とした自信が
あれば、直接、上司に質問してみてはどうでしょうか?「なぜこんなに給与が違うの
でしょうか」と。そして、その質問をする前に、上司の回答を前向きに受け止める心
の準備もしておきましょう。
If you are absolutely confident that you are doing as well as or better than your coworker, you can consider directly asking your boss, “Why are our salaries so different?” Before asking that question, you should mentally prepare to receive his answer with a positive mind.

照子は人が大好きです。From 照子ワインバーグ(TWI代表)
Teruko loves people. From Teruko Weinberg of TWI.

2013-10-21

Job Hunting Rule 8:Salary and Company History

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