Originally Posted by Trophywife
If you read all the thread and knew the full story you might have a different opinion of me. I am being treated unfairly. I am being paid less that my co-worker. I brought in 9k of fees last year and she brought in nothing yet she is being paid more. I passed all my exams first time while the firm had to pay for her to repeat. I have no problem looking for another job and thats what I am doing. Just because the firm is in diffs doesnt mean that I should be singled out and be treated unfairly though!
So far you've highlighted the following differences between you and your colleague.
You've brought in a single client (from my understanding of what you said above), while great, a once off event is unlikely to sway preference one way or the other. Also, how did you win this client, was it a family member or did you network and go out of your way to win the client? It's hard to make a judgement based on what you've said.
You've passed your exams slightly quicker than your colleague... It's possibly hard for a student to comprehend this, but this has little practical benefit to your firm especially in comparison to other attributes you've not mentioned.
How quick can you finish accounts, how little review points does a partner have to go through with you to finish the accounts compared to your colleague. How much supervision do you need? How much initiative have you got compared to your colleague? How well do you get on with the clients? How much of a team player are you? Do you put in more or less overtime than your colleague?
Even ignoring the above, which I believe to be significantly more relevant from the firm's perspective, your colleague was hired earlier than you. Was she hired in a slightly more economically vibrant time and started off on a higher starting salary?