Hello~ OP here.
I ended up having a Zoom Call with a VP of Sales-
I very calmly pleaded my case.
And let me share something with you all that I did not last time.. I didn't want to go this far into details but at this point, who cares- and its important now.
When I took this position/promotion I knew for a fact that they were paying me $5.00 less per hour in my base pay than the other reps. They did not know that I was already pretty tight with a few of the reps and they had told me their base a long time ago...
So when I was made the "offer" I was shocked. And yes, I spoke up then. I told them that I had more experience than half of the team in our industry and wanted to know why the base bay was $5.00 less per hour than the others were making. I was given a blatant lie that some of them came from Sales Management and that is why I did not qualify for their base pay. That was ONE rep who came from management, and the others were just like me, and many of them were less experienced.. Soon thereafter I was subtly threatened at that time by my current manager, that I was to take to that position or my current territory would be cut... This guy is still with the company and a well known scum bag. At the time I took the position, I also repeatedly told them that I was not comfortable with the book as it was not remotely diverse and all of the revenue came from one/two types of project with the same end client. Same threat was made.
So. I went all in during this meeting. I told the VP that I came from a region based on threats like that and he could take or leave what I was saying, however that the region's reputation is very well known. I told him that I repeatedly requested a more diverse book and pay on par with the others. I ultimately took the position as I knew that I was somewhat fucked either way. I also mentioned that my area in the northeast has a higher cost of living than where 3/4 of these reps are based.
Anyway- This is the interesting part...The VP AGREED WITH ME!!! He said that he had heard things like this OFTEN about my former "region" and the management. He also pretended to be shocked that I had a lower base than the others, and that he "thought" we were all given the same base, like my old department. I was really surprised at how open he was. And it was refreshing.
Long story short, he then said "if someone in that department is going go quit (me) he said, it is really good for them to know why. That is pretty much verbatim. So I knew it was pretty hopeless. He also said that he would review my book with my immediate supervisor, as well as my base pay.
I emailed him a week later and asked if my book was being reviewed as well as my base pay. No responses since. That's about 2 weeks ago.
No write ups, no threats, nothing since that meeting.
Needless to say, I am seeking employment elsewhere.
And I didn't even want to update my dumb story after reading that seriously disturbed stuff by the other posters! My situation is not nearly as dark.