Paid Less Than Subordinate

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about pay: She makes a lot more than myself and others I work with, and there is no reason for it. She has no previous experience no extra certifications etc.

I recently got promoted to a supervisor position doing the same thing I’ve been doing and added duties. A few months ago my manager and I interviewed and hired two new employees with job titles below mine and who have less responsibility, who I would be supervising and training.

The company I work for is very hush hush about salary. I recently was explaining paid time-off to a new employee and she showed me her check to have me explain it to her. I was trying not to look but it was obvious that she makes a lot more than myself and others I work with, and there is no reason for it. She has no previous experience no extra certifications etc. I just acted like I didn’t see it and didn’t say anything to her. My feelings are hurt, I feel betrayed. I can’t figure out why and don’t know if it is inappropriate to discuss this with my boss because it is such a hush hush thing, or I could say “there must be a mistake?”. Please give me advice. Its eating me up inside.

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