Thread regarding Halliburton Co. layoffs

New hire is making more than me

While there is all this talk about Halliburton looking for cheap labor, I found out that new hire makes more than I do. That person with little to no experience in the industry was offered more than me even though I have been in this company for years and I am most often overwhelmed with work.
At first I couldn’t believe it but it turned out to be true. What's the logic here?

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I know I’ll hear a lot of “that’s bu-----t” but talk to your HR. HR is understaffed and overwhelmed and sh-t gets missed. If you truly and I mean truly have more experience and maybe just got overlooked they can help because I’ve seen it happen. But sometimes people just assume someone doesn’t have more experience or education but is wrong so it depends on the situation.

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Post ID: @Pftr+1cHhCmHq

Find another job!
What is stopping you find another higher paying job?

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Post ID: @Fsyb+1cHhCmHq

The logic is that you've been with the company for years, apparently earn below market value, and are doing more than your fair share. If you were the type who would move on to a new company over these type things you would already be gone. Management recognizes this and thus don't concern themselves with your compensation level when bringing on new hires.

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Post ID: @lmxk+1cHhCmHq

Go to liberty more time off same pay

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Post ID: @lwgh+1cHhCmHq

Only as good as your options... and until you get a higher paid job offer to use a leverage - pay stays as is indefinitely!!!!

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Post ID: @ksrp+1cHhCmHq

Try working at Arbroath, this has been going on for years.

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Post ID: @hfie+1cHhCmHq

I just got a 20% raise with competitor - later BigRed

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Post ID: @bgnx+1cHhCmHq

The logic is that you're already there and taking that level of pay. Remember that your biggest raises nowadays will ALWAYS be from jumping ship.

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Post ID: @2yyr+1cHhCmHq

Poor management on top of poor pay with a side of the buddy system prompted me to look for opportunities outside of those security gates and I found a job that pays more with less stress. There is opportunities out there, you just have to take the first step and start looking.

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Post ID: @1ece+1cHhCmHq

This is happening across the company and you are not alone. Your best strategy now would be to look for a job somewhere else for a pay you are entitled to while you are employed at Haliburton. Don’t bother negotiating with your manager (he already knows you are underpaid). It may get you some pay increase but you risk getting added to the black list. You will also end up frustrated and dissatisfied by continuing to work at the same place.

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Post ID: @1yzu+1cHhCmHq

Halliburton can't find any employees. They have to pay more to even get a few in the door. Even then they don't stay because competition pays better and offers more (paid travel, housing reimbursement). Ask your manager for more money or quit. Sc--w them.

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Post ID: @1atb+1cHhCmHq

You are not making enough then. That is probably how much the new hire negotiated for. They probably had little success offering other candidates your pay rate to come aboard. In my old job, my new boss filled the entire group with less competent but higher paid folks. I ended up doing all the work. After I left, the department fell apart because nobody could do the job - not even my boss (now ex-boss). My boss ended up getting fired and everybody else got moved to different departments to report to different managers.

If it really bothers you, talk to your boss and ask for a raise. If he/she refuses, then look to transfer or find a new job. Who knows? Sometimes we need something like this to prompt us to better opportunities.

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