Re: Blame the Boss
Working with mentors and creating a great support network of male and female peers is a fantastic idea, not only for salary-related issues but for all the ups and downs everyone experiences throughout their career, @snunyc. Sometimes it's easier to blame gender, age, color, or other 'obvious' reason for a hurdle; sometimes that IS the case. Sometimes, it's not. A colleague or peer may have more experience, be better at the job, or have another reason for their higher salary or increased responsibilities. Your network can give you insight. Your manager (and supporters) should point out ways you can improve your role, salary, and responsibilities, too.