Oooh, its like living in a soap opera here at the moment.
My boss and my colleague have just had a big row about my possible replacement – I’ve recommended someone with the necessary skills, personal qualities and experience but he’s holding out for a decent salary. Can’t say I blame him.
I’m paid £10K less than the person I took over from, even though the company is now more profitable… I know, I know, I’m a idiot to have put up with that, but I was new to the industry when I took the job on and it was a way into publishing and I was recovering from an illness etc etc etc…
Also, the salary situation is further complicated because my colleague feels she should be paid the same as me/the new person, even though the roles and responsibilities are not the same.
Usually I try to pour cool water on the flames, but today I feel like liberally sloshing petrol around the place, tossing in a few matches and then running outside singing “I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter!”.