should salary be on the number of experience or the knowledge?

United Arab Emirates
September 15, 2010 7:32am CST
In many of the case what I have noticed is the salary on number of years someone is there in that job. i have seen many senoirs earning more just because they had joined before... no matter how good you are salaries are still on the number of years you have worked..... Its not the case for all compaies there are exceptions.
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@GemmaR (8517)
15 Sep 10
How much you earn should be based on how much you bring to the company. Somebody who works in an office typing up data shouldn't earn anything like the amount that those who have all of the ideas for expansion and things like that earn. Obviously I think it is fair to increase pay as you have been dedicated to a company for a certain amount of time, but earnings should correlate with your position within the company. I like to think that when I have made a good contribution to the company that I work, I will be able to ask for a pay rise knowing that I would get it.
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• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
dedication is onething and missusing that is another many of them are just there because of the good relation with the boss :(
@ronharold (555)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
I don't really agree with this kind of system. I think that I'm contributing more in our company even if it is my first job compare to my colleagues who come from other company, therefore had experience. Companies should provide a metrics to measure how much one worth. This should depend on the kind of work he had, and the kind of contribution one gives.
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• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
so true....
@Hatley (163905)
• Garden Grove, California
15 Sep 10
hi I for one do not think those who barely know their way arou nd a comp any or any workplace should be paid more than someone who has been there and has done excellent work. yes more elder persons working should be paid more. the younger ones will get better and will deserve raises when they do .yes as a rule it should as those3 who worked and learned should be recompensed first before youth
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
hatley old people who are working and know the company well surely will work bt what about the case if the person who joins and working good and maintaining his performance.....:)
@1anurag1 (3576)
• India
15 Sep 10
I think there is a need of combination. You cant get the good salary on the basis of experience only. But if you have knowledge but don’t have experience you will stuck in some tacticle thing which will not be possible to tackle. So I think there is a need to give the chance to newer people on a bit lower salary , but should not be exploited as it is being done these days.
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
see satying in a company for long and not using ur skills will make all the knowledge go waste :(
@gaiza12 (4884)
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I think both should be rated. Well if you have a great number of years of experience with that particular job then it means you also have the knowledge already with that job.
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
yes its right in somecases its ok what if person is senior and that are not performing just becuase they are seniors ....:)
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
Well companies should also consider the knowledge of the applicant. It doesn't mean that an employee has years of experience compared to the new applicant that has an excellent knowledge that the more experienced one has a bigger salary which in fact the more knowledgeable applicant could be or is more or has more ability or should I say more excellent updated ability than the more experienced one. But on the other hand, everyone should start at the bottom.
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
.... knowledge should count :)
• India
15 Sep 10
Well, basically the salary distribution mainly depends on the classification or pattern of the job undertaken. If you are working in a company which values creativity or innovation, then experience is not taken much into account there and even a fresher can earn more depending on his intelligence and knowledge. But if an organization gives priority to experience, then usually it is a long term process where you get more increment in salary as it has to be based on your loyalty and worthiness to the organization which is experience basically. Same thing goes with the switching job thing where you are in between jobs and the newer company will give you more salary on the basis or track record of your previous job experience and salary!!
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
thats there but what will happen if the old guys don`t work and they keep chatting in the office and partying all the time. Making a newcommer slog..... i have seen somuch now, they have good relation with the boss which they missuse :(
@ddaguno (3107)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
They pay seniors more because some employers associate seniority with knowledge. It is normal to assume that a person who is doing the same job for 2 years would know more than someone who started last month. Companies also like loyal employees. It is hard to train someone who will just leave after a year.
• United Arab Emirates
15 Sep 10
its not for the old employeees only if you join at the same time as some one who passed out from college few years back. They will simply offer more to them :) even if you are more capable :)
@damned_dle (3942)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
Depends on the job. If it is just a repetitive jobs which doesn't require expertise, then number of experience should be considered. But otherwise, if the work requires knowledge and expertise on certain things, then the better the performance of the worker, the higher his salary should be. Right?
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
ya but who will make them understand, we can`t work less if we are paid less hahahah :)
@deve_annrn (1856)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
I guess that's how it really goes.., If you were hired first and employed longer to the company.., you get paid higher than the new ones.., yet.., if the newbies show much more knowledge and talent.., I guess,. there should be rooms for promotions to higher positions.., and of course higher salaries..=)
• United Arab Emirates
16 Sep 10
ya but the higher they are higher they go as many in the management don`t raise the new or the junior guy becuase they feel it not good .... and we suffer.. :(