I am an entry level Public Servant and I do exactly the same work as my colleagues who are on the next pay grade up. They get paid significantly more than I do and receive 5 extra days holiday in the year. I am good at my work and have very positive feedback from my line managers. I have trained new entrants to carry out our roles even though they are entering at the increased level of pay. I manage significant projects and I am more experienced in the role than many of my higher paid colleagues. I have tried for promotion but I have been overlooked due to the way the recruitment system is carried out. I have been told by senior managers that the recruitment system is a 'game' and I have to find a way to overcome it. Have any other PS employees encountered this type of pay inequality and do you have any tips on how to actually overcome it ? Thanks.