I signed with a company which at that time was private, and I got stock options as part of my comp, which vest over the next four years. In the time between my signing and my starting date, the company went public. A few months after I started, the strike price for my options was set at the current market value of company shares. The stock is now fluctuating around this value, which makes the equity part of my comp close to worthless.
Meanwhile I found out that new employees are now being granted RSUs instead of options, while the employees who have been with the company longer than me had very low strike price and obviously profited greatly from the IPO.
I realize that my situation is just due to bad luck/bad timing and that no one in particular is to blame. But I still think it's very unfair that e.g. my coworker who started on the same day as me is getting RSUs, just because he signed the contract a few weeks later than I did - after the company went public and started granting RSUs to new employees instead of options. Would it make sense for me to bring this up with my manager and ask to be made up the difference / compensated additionally? Thoughts?