Dear Miss Know It All,
I work in a production office with other assistants. I recently saw an email I don’t think I was supposed to see, and found out that I am not making as much as another person in the office. I have been here five years and she has only been here one year! Do I talk to my boss about it? I am just so confused about what to do.
I have been in your shoes. It is a tough spot to be. Basically, this is your call. In other words, if you feel really confident that your boss will actually listen to you, then set a time to talk about this and follow through with it. If for any reason you don’t think the boss would be open to hearing about this, move on. Don’t go there right now.
The perfect time to discuss this is when you have done something over and above the call of duty and the boss tells you how they can’t live without you. That’s when you pounce.