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FRESH GRAD EARNING $4.5K SALARY, THEN FINDS OUT OTHERS IN THE SAME ROLE EARN $6.2K

Today I found out that I got super lowballed salary as a fresh grad. I’ve been working for this company in finance for 6 months as a junior PM. Drawing 4.5k.

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Just found out today that there’s a girl who just joined, same role and same team, where she let it slip that she’s drawing 6.2k a month. WTF. No prior experience, graduated from some uni in the US, 21 yo. While ive been working my ass off for internships as local grad wasting my life away in NS and joining workforce at 25.

How should I raise this to my manager, or should I even? What should I say?

To be fair, I might have lowballed myself during the interview too, when I was asked. As I only used Glassdoor and some friends as reference. Asked for 4.7k, got 4.5k. But knowing that theres someone who just joined thats getting 1.7k more than me is insane.

Am I screwed now or what when it comes to next job during negotiation (since they ask for last draw).

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I’m afraid of asking for a raise now, since there’s nothing to so-called back my claim on what I’m doing better to deserve higher pay. Then again, whatever i overheard about the new girl earning more is more hearsay (not even sure if i can use this to leverage, or worst make it look bad on me or backfire)

What should i do? Or suck thumb? 🙁

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