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Started working for an agency during the pandemic and found out that they cut associate salaries for those who started during the pandemic. I’m doing the same amount of work and getting paid less just because I started during the pandemic. Seeing as the agency has won more business and things are pretty much back to normal, would it look bad for me to ask for a raise?

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Ask!!! Especially if the agency talks up pay equity.

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How much are you getting paid? And how much are your coworkers getting paid? And do you all have the same years of experience?

Kudos to you for initiating the dialogue - definitely bring it up to your manager and see what they can do. Even if you don’t get a raise now, your manager will be aware of your concern and hopefully advocate for you in the next round of performance appraisals.

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