This should not be a thing. You should not have to be a good negotiator just to get paid a fair wage. Unless your job is "Negotiator", how well you can negotiate should have nothing to do with your pay. I'm sick and tired of being accused of having a "Victim" Mentality and blaming my troubles on others when it's my fault that I suck at negotiation. No it's not my fault that I suck at negotiation. That is not a skill that every person is born with and it's especially not easy if you are desperate for rent money. Imagine a world where each position pays the same amount no matter who you are. If you want to make more money, you try to qualify for a higher position. It should be as simple as that. The only way two people in the same position should be paid any differently is if one has been there longer. It should have nothing to do with negotiation skills and everything to do with how well you do your job. That to me is the ONLY way to get true equal pay in any field. Salary negotiation needs to go the way of the Dodo.