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My partner, male, got a 10% raise.
I, a female, got an 8% raise.
What would be the reason besides the obvious gender pay gap?

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Do you know how much you each make? 10% of $80K is $8K. 8% of $100K is also $8K

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Just because you are partners doesn’t mean you have equal value. I’ve gotten glowing reviews while my partner had less than stellar ones. Should we get equal raises when her performance isn’t up to scratch? (We are both female fwiw)

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@PM1 good point.

When allocating raises we get a bucket of dollars, not percentage points.

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You might not be performing as well in their eyes but you must ask for solid feedback, in order to FIGHT back by working on your weaknesses. I was once given a negative appraisal and I am thankful for it because it made me work hard to rectify my shortcomings. Now I am killing it and my partner is keeping up with me.

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Did they not give you any feedback with the raise?

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🧐☝🏼🧠

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If you feel your work is truly equal or maybe even better. Maybe issue partner has a better social IQ. Has your partner tapped into managers Emotinal strings? I am a guy and I have had women partners get more money and better raises simply because they are better and social IQ than me.

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@FCB I think that’s it. I have more experience, but he’s better at chatting it up with the big dogs.

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👆🏼 Male or female, you’ve gotta learn how to play the game

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Hmm. I'm going to suggest that there are a myriad of possibilities. One of those could be that you're not as good as he is at negotiating.

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