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Old 06-07-2019, 02:32 PM
 
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My employers have put me, in my role of Office Manager, right out front so visitors to the office see me, in all my physical beauty and sex appeal, and the organization is branded accordingly. So, yes my physical beauty has everything to do with my job and employer.
Just want to point out that OP posted this in a another thread earlier.

Something is not adding up. Why is the office manager working the front desk and not the receptionist?? :/
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Old 06-07-2019, 02:40 PM
 
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Just want to point out that OP posted this in a another thread earlier.

Something is not adding up. Why is the office manager working the front desk and not the receptionist?? :/
I see what you did there.
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Old 06-07-2019, 03:07 PM
 
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The young lady who works as our Receptionist is angry at her paycheck. She is 27 years old and makes about $25,000 a year. She is a High School Graduate, knows how to type, use some functions of Microsoft Office and answers the phone and greets visitors. She overheard people talking about one of our Accountants making about $75,000 a year.

The Accountant has a Masters in Accounting and a CPA. (Certified Public Accountant) and had to pass all kinds of really hard classes in six years of college and get her CPA, which was very hard. She, the Accountant, is also 27 years old.

The Receptionist thinks it is OK for the Accountant to make a little more than she makes but not three times as much. She says they both work hard and she, the Receptionist, deserves at least 70% of the money the Accountant makes.

What should I tell her?
I recall a intern was booted out after getting a petition signed by a bunch of people at her company. I don't remember what it was for, but she learned the hard way that she doesn't make the rules, she FOLLOWS them or gets out.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:06 PM
 
Location: Canton, MI
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The CPA/MA should be mad. She could easily earn more than $75,000 with those credentials. Two of my sisters are CPA's. They earned (inflation adjusted) way more than that at 27 years old without having a Master's Degree.

I would tell the receptionist there is an easy way for her to rectify the situation. Go back to school for 5/6 years and study for months on end for the CPA exam.
I was thinking the same thing. It won't be long before The Accountant resigns to the OP citing her new $95K salary offer somewhere else.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:13 PM
 
Location: Altadena, CA
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I did not give the receptionist the salary of the accountant. It was passed along in general conversation. The accountant told someone who told someone else, etc.

The receptionist does not think just having a piece of paper (A MA Degree and a CPA) should mean that they make three times more than her. I told her that in 15-20 years when the Accountant moves into management she will make 5-6 times the pay of a receptionist. She got even angrier.

What is a fair wage difference between our 27-year-old Receptionist and our 27-year-old Accountant?

Your receptionist friend needs a wake up call. If she wants to earn bank like that Accountant, she needs to stop comparing her salary to those who are at a higher station at life, and go to college and get a degree so she can earn maybe double what she currently earns.

A million years ago, I was a receptionist at age 22. I dropped out of college after one semester to work and get a better idea what I wanted out of life. When I saw all the resumes coming into HR from people my age who received their BA degrees and were applying for management track jobs, that motivated me to go back to college. I wasn't mad, didn't compare anything to anyone, I just went back to school to better myself.

Now, I have a Master's degree and earning 3x what I did when I was 22.
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Old 06-07-2019, 04:19 PM
 
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The young lady who works as our Receptionist is angry at her paycheck. She is 27 years old and makes about $25,000 a year. She is a High School Graduate, knows how to type, use some functions of Microsoft Office and answers the phone and greets visitors. She overheard people talking about one of our Accountants making about $75,000 a year.

The Accountant has a Masters in Accounting and a CPA. (Certified Public Accountant) and had to pass all kinds of really hard classes in six years of college and get her CPA, which was very hard. She, the Accountant, is also 27 years old.

The Receptionist thinks it is OK for the Accountant to make a little more than she makes but not three times as much. She says they both work hard and she, the Receptionist, deserves at least 70% of the money the Accountant makes.

What should I tell her?
To go back to school if she wants to earn more money.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:05 PM
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Location: Texas
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I recall a intern was booted out after getting a petition signed by a bunch of people at her company. I don't remember what it was for, but she learned the hard way that she doesn't make the rules, she FOLLOWS them or gets out.
I remember that news story, if it's the same one I'm thinking about. People like this get accustomed to making demands, petitioning, demanding "safe spaces", and even rioting on their college campuses, and usually get their way. No wonder they think their employer's workplace should be some kind of socialist utopia. But they're in for a rude surprise when they enter the workforce.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:41 PM
 
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75k is ok for a junior accountant in private accounting (no CPA, no public experience) (0-2 years out of undergrad) in a high cost of living area. Senior accountant would make more like 100k. public accounting actually makes less - thats why so many leave after a few years to go to private. accounting managers should be making close to 130k
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Wartrace,TN
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The young lady who works as our Receptionist is angry at her paycheck. She is 27 years old and makes about $25,000 a year. She is a High School Graduate, knows how to type, use some functions of Microsoft Office and answers the phone and greets visitors. She overheard people talking about one of our Accountants making about $75,000 a year.

The Accountant has a Masters in Accounting and a CPA. (Certified Public Accountant) and had to pass all kinds of really hard classes in six years of college and get her CPA, which was very hard. She, the Accountant, is also 27 years old.

The Receptionist thinks it is OK for the Accountant to make a little more than she makes but not three times as much. She says they both work hard and she, the Receptionist, deserves at least 70% of the money the Accountant makes.

What should I tell her?
I'd tell her she should become a CPA. Tell her she needs to get a masters degree and pass the CPA exam. Then tell her to ****.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:02 PM
 
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I recall a intern was booted out after getting a petition signed by a bunch of people at her company. I don't remember what it was for, but she learned the hard way that she doesn't make the rules, she FOLLOWS them or gets out.
I think that's the story about a group of interns didn't like the company dress code. So they got the other interns to sign a petition and presented it to management and they fired them all.

This might be the story:
https://www.inc.com/alison-green/abo...ess-code-.html
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