Originally Posted by Clockwork
The funny thing is it sounds like these employees were already getting paid fair wages for their work, so it's not like if they left to go somewhere else they would get paid more.
The only thing to drive them to leave was bitterness that someone else was now getting paid a decent wage.
No, you should get paid your worth. If everyone makes the same as you, the company says they are all equal to you. If you were a hard worker and they are not, there are no real consequences or rewards.