Woman Reapplied for her own Job After Employer Listed it With Much Higher Salary

A New York based tech worker was left shocked after discovering that her job was listed online with a much higher salary.

Kimberly Nguyen, who works in the Big Apple as a UX writer, went viral on Twitter when she said she has reapplied for her job because it was listed for a much higher salary.

“My company just listed on LinkedIn a job posting for what I’m currently doing (so we’re hiring another UX writer) and now thanks to salary transparency laws, I see that they intend to pay this person $32k-$90k more than they currently pay me, so I applied,” the viral tweet read.

“I don’t want to hear one more peep out of them about diversity, equity, and inclusion. I don’t wanna see any more of our C-suite execs recommend books for women’s history month. There were tangible actions they could’ve taken and they chose to perform these values. No thank you.”

She added that she had been asking her employers to raise her salary as they were underpaying her.

“I have also been arguing for months about the pay inequity. I have told my managers multiple times that I know I’m being underpaid. I have gotten the runaround, and they know they can do this right now in a tough labor market.”

After Kimberly’s tweet became viral and reached her company managers, initially, they took down the advertisement.

But then it was posted again, and the office manager called Kimberly for a meeting.

Updating people on Twitter, Kimberly said her managers told her that the advertisement was internal and wasn’t meant for any external applicants.

“They’re saying it was an internal posting and wasn’t meant for anyone to apply to externally because public companies legally have to post jobs even if it’s an internal conversion…but that doesn’t solve the fact that someone internally is now still going to make $32k+ more???” she wrote.

The tweet had been viewed by over 12 million people on Twitter.

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