Just an example: I worked alongside 2 other technicians at Gateway. 2 of us were always in the top 10 for techs in over 300 country stores nation-wide. The other guy was always floating around in the middle out of over 1,000 Gateway techs total. Our service center was always in the top 5 and had an average turn-around time of 2.5 days or less... Always. And while another store across town had a turn-around time of almost 3 weeks with one average tech and the rest not even meeting company requirements on a regular basis, ALL Gateway techs were paid the same amount. At least in our district, anyway.
I work as a medical sales rep. We don't all make the same amount of $$, most of our compensation is performance based, but as an experienced rep, who has historically brought success, I get a base salary in addition to my commission. My base (or guaranteed money) is more than many of my co-workers and less than others. Do we do the same work...yes, do we get the same results...no. Market forces drive prices. Many of you may have a contract for the work you do where each of your co-workers make the same amount, however the market drives this price also. If Gateway was unable to hire technicians to take the job at $x/hour, they would have to increase the wage to get qualified workers. Additionally, if a company doesn't pay you a wage you see fitting you are able to go elsewhere to seek other work.
I agree a contract should be honored, however for those that question the NFL players who holdout, remember their current contracts aren't guaranteed...the teams can and will cut them before the contract expires, thus not upholding there end of paying out the contract, so I don't have a problem with the player who refuses to play out the same contract.
Yes, but you are making more money based on seniority. Excluding comission do you not all follow the same pay scale??