Have you ever worked somewhere where you had literal irrefutable proof *that a man in the same job that you worked in and may have had 20 years of experience on you, but less education and less responsibilities? (Like he supervised 6 people and you had 25 direct reports?) And he got paid 30% more than you.
Because I have. It was awesome.
*HR f up meant I saw everyone’s pay, not just the people who reported to me who I had to give raises to.