… and your fellow workers should know it.
Is a bartender with a degree in economics worth more than a bartender with no college education?
Where are we going with this simplistic thinking? Of course everyone should be paid what they are worth, now define it! Better still, give us a accurate tool to measure the relative worth of two people holding the same job title, one that will result in the lower worth person not suing their employer for discrimination.
Are all workers worth the same in terms of value to the organization, their productivity, innovation or other qualities valued in the job? We know the logical answer is no.
All Representatives and Senators are paid the same, do they all have the same worth? Wait, maybe I see where this is going, what they really mean is if you have the same job title, by definition you have the same worth, just like robots on an assembly line.
Throwing out nice buzzwords makes for good political pandering but not much else.
I think sharing is good, it has the potential for making the lower worth person feel really great.
I make $50k, I make $55k, I make $60k. Whaaaaat? Why? Don’t you remember, I solved that marketing problem that increased sales by 20%. So, big deal, I’ve been in the job five years longer than you. What about me, I have a masters from MIT.
Where’s AOC when you need her? She can define worth, right?