I am a software engineer from India. I am a post graduate in engineering with total 3 years of experience in IT industry, with 1 year in previous company and 2 years in my current company.
I have this situation in my office. I work in High Performance Computing domain. We had team of 5 people. Now currently I am the only one left in the team. I joined this company with the package of 4.35 lakh rupees per annum (only!). My current package is 4.9 lakh rupees per annum.
Since I am the only one left in the team the management is trying very hard to keep me here. They don't want me to go. I am the only one who knows the system and the framework right now. Even if the new guy comes it will take him/her at least 4-5 months to understand and learn.
They are currently hiring new guys. One guy even joined the team 2 weeks back.
To keep me here management offered me 8.5 lakh per annum salary, which is almost 70 percent, which is extra ordinary! I was happy to get this much hike. The new guy is not from HPC domain but showing interest in working and has some basic knowledge. And since the management was not able to find any person for this post on urgent basis, so they hired him.
While discussing my raise my manager told me that they are hiring this new guy with 7.5 lakh rupees per annum. So they are giving me 8.5 as I am senior!
2 days back I came to know that my manager lied to me, and they hired this new guy with 12 lakh per annum salary!
I am a post graduate, he is not. I have professional experience of this domain, he doesn't have any, in fact he is learning everything from scratch, and I will be the one who will teach him everything. We have same year of experience in IT domain. Still he is getting higher package.
Now, I want to confront my senior officials about this issue. Its no too late to talk because the management is still processing new hikes and salaries. How should I deal with this issue? How should I talk to them? I can easily blackmail them and give them the threat of leaving this job, and this will definitely work! But I don't want to do that. I don't want to play dirty at all. I have a very good relation with my manager, but still he lied to me about package of this new guy. How should I talk to him about this? Most important thing is now I don't want to give up over this issue. Because already I was underpaid as per the industry standard of HPC. How should deal with issue?
Any help will be appreciated.