Started a new job, then I found out that the salary of the person in charge of me has lower/same as I have.

How did I know? I looked at the API without authentication of all the list of employees.

Luckily, I didn't sign the contract yet

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    Good choice. You'll probably get a lot of shit for earning more or the same. I had it happen to me that my senior became spiteful when I had my first promotion. They've been in the company for over three years at the time and starting salaries have changed so when I was promoted from junior to mid-level, he wouldn't shut up about how I earn more than him despite him working there longer. I love it when people don't have the initiative to ask for a raise and project their bitterness to others.

    The same goes with age, by the way. I coached a bunch of little shits who are the same age as me but since I have more skills, I earn more than twice their salary. They would often try to overwork me or make some remarks about how I should have the answers to all their questions since I earn more. I never fail to remind them how useless they are and how justified their salaries are but those kinds of interactions are exhausting.
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    I wouldn't have signed either if the API allows that kind of data unauthenticated. If it is leaky there, what else is broken.
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    curl -X PUT...
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    I don't necessarily see this as a problem. Where I work we have a software resource manager model who earns the same as our lead developers and covers a geographic region. The fact we're paid the same even though they are responsible for "managing" me isn't an issue. As long as there is clear definition of roles.

    We also have contractor developers who fill short term gaps who are paid significantly more than the resource manager but he is still responsible for them.

    Role is more important than salary in a heirarchy.
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    @LMagnus Aaaaah! Communist!
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    @OneOfSimpleMind Haha wouldn't say that. But just because someone has a people management role, doesn't mean you should pay them more than your top level developers.
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    @LMagnus Lol I was joking.
    Still I think it's reasonable to earn more if it's your head the one which will roll when your team fails.
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