my coworker makes more money than me, but we do the same work

Discovering that your coworker is paid a more than you can feel like a slap in the face, even if you were previously happy with your salary. Finding out about a pay disparity can feel profoundly unfair and can make you wonder if your employer doesn’t value you as much as you thought they did.

But before you get angry, it’s worth thinking about some of the legitimate reasons why your coworker might be getting paid more than you — and one reason that definitely isn’t okay. My article about this is up at AOL Jobs today.

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