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Employee sees his own job posted online for a higher salary: 'Getting fired or promoted?'

The employee had people debating after seeing a job posting from his company for the same position he was working for but at a higher salary.

Employee sees his own job posted online for a higher salary: 'Getting fired or promoted?'
Representative Cover Image Source: Pexels| Andrea Piacquadio, Reddit|u/bluezuzu

The concept of corporate loyalty and commitment works both ways. Employers and employees are expected to be mutual when it comes to work ethics and not just follow a one-sided form of professionalism. However, many managers and superiors exploit and take advantage of their positions to demean and undermine employees. u/bluezuzu shared a post revealing that their company was up to some stunt after they came across a post regarding a job application. The employee mentioned that their company had put out a job posting requirement for the same position they were working in. To make things worse, the posting was paying more than what the employee had started with.

Representative Image Source: Pexels| Andrea Piacquadio
Representative Image Source: Pexels| Andrea Piacquadio

“What should I do? They posted three days ago looking to hire for my position at $20-$28 an hour when they hired me at $14-$18 an hour.” the post read. The employee further mentioned that there were only 6 people including themselves who were working for the particular position and no one had been informed about any changes. “There are only six desks in this room and all of them are full. Someone is either getting fired or promoted. What do y’all think?” the employee asked, quite blank about what is to follow. While people couldn’t tell for sure, they had theories. Those who faced similar experiences at their workplace pitched in on what the situation to be. The employee shared more in a thread and explained how they hysterically came across the news that a job posting was put out.

Representative Image Source: Pexels| Andrea Piacquadio
Representative Image Source: Pexels| Andrea Piacquadio

“We use Teams to communicate with the whole firm. Our receptionist sent the entire office a message saying, ‘I have (person) on the phone calling about the (position) job posting. Who should I direct them to?’ so I looked it up and yes it’s posted. I imagine they probably didn’t want us all to know someone is either getting promoted or fired but now we all know,” the post read. u/sirpentious suggested, “It's the stupid 'hiring budget' because it's always higher than the 'raise budget' in the company. They want to attract more candidates with the salary instead of just giving raises like they should be.” u/mysteresc said, “Apply for it and see what happens. If you're the one getting yanked, better to force them to rip off that bandage. If it's someone else, they're now on notice that you know you're underpaid.”

Many people recommended applying for new jobs in the rare possibility that the employee may be let go. u/Loofa-of-Dooms said, “While you are doing that also apply for positions elsewhere. Your boss has indirectly told you your work is more valuable to them than you currently are.” u/named_username pointed out an impressive tactic saying, “Tell your colleagues. Have everyone who is paid less apply for it, and everyone who is paid more ask for raises. All at once. Make your boss sh*t bricks.” u/overlyOptimisticNerd said, “Many job postings these days have a salary range that is higher than what will be offered. So, good chance anyone taking that job will get lowballed as you did.”

Image Source: Reddit|u/UpsetPart7871
Image Source: Reddit|u/UpsetPart7871
Image Source: Reddit|u/Both-Protection8274
Image Source: Reddit|u/Both-Protection8274

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