Recently, I was hired in a stable and internationally-based company that has wonderful opportunities. Actually, I had a decent freelance job when they emailed me about the opportunity. I was not searching for a new job, it so happened that they found my credential via LinkedIn.
To make the long story short, I applied for the job, got interviewed, and after two weeks got hired. At first I was hesitant to accept the job offer since they offered a base salary, a reasonable offer based on our country's standard of living, but since my current salary as a freelancer is higher, I tried to renegotiate the offer, asking almost twice the based salary they offered, (let's say from 57k to 90k). I expected they would turn it down and that was my way of turning down the offer, but luckily they granted my wish. Well, as I mention, the company's very stable and globally multi-awarded, so paying high salary is not an issue for them.
Now here's the thing, I accidentally saw the salaries of their current employers with same position as me (I am a software developer), and I am curious what will happen if they found out we have big discrepancy in terms of salary? Their salaries are base salary but still a reasonable as per our countrie's standard of living.
I feel nervous, and the treatment by my co-employee may change if they found out that I draw more salary compared to theirs.