New Hire Better Pay

Question to Ask the Workplace Doctors about unfair pay advantage to new hire:

I am in a possible situation where the place I work may hire someone at a higher rate than I am currently at, yet I will not only have worked a year longer in the position, I will be required to much of the training. The jobs are exactly the same. The pay scale has two ranges. I started at the low one and after a year will get the high one. They are thinking of hiring this person at the high one as they have had a tough time filling the position. I think this would be unfair. I think if they do this, the right thing to do would be to immediately promote my salary. I shouldn’t have to wait if the new person didn’t. What do you think of this situation and any suggestions of how I might inquire or express my feelings? Thanks as always I respect your answer very much.

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