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Are offer letters confidential? I understand if you receive a competing offer your employer may ask to see it before matching, but what about offers made to other individuals (cont)

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My Manager found out someone with less skill/experience was making more than her and leveraged it for a better offer - she's worth every penny though. Firms want us to not share our compensation but the truth is we SHOULD because if we don't, we are only helping Firms pay us less than we're worth. Be tactful about it but I would bring it up, be prepared for them to say no and have another plan.


who have shared details with you. Example: I referred someone with less experience, education, and translatable skills who was offerred a starting salary higher than mine (same functional space). Am I able to cite this when requesting a salary adjustment?

Depends on what state you are in...

not sure but you if you receive a competitive offer you never have say the firm . In my experience calling a bluff that I already received offers midway through an interview process tended to speed things up exponentially .

You should not need to show competing offers. Everyone should always advocate for their true worth. If a company is not going to pay you based on your value, potential and demonstrated worth then you have a decision. There is always a competitor willing to court you.

Share the letter. Get paid. What's the problem?

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