sometimes, people like this can't live in a peaceful of mind without spreading the bad rumors about others, couldn't see people paid more on something , nobody can challenge them, otherwise he/she will try to compete with you
I know not only me facing this kind of situation, might be a lot of people had get through this situation. So wherever you are on this earth, you are the one that know better about what you do rather than outsiders. keep move on, stay calm and be mature in handling your problem, when the right time's come, all of their bad thought about you will reveals like a mirror to them. just be patient and until one point you have to burst then just go ahead with it.
who can stand isn't it?
this is your right to know what is it ? why they did that way to you? but remember , the rumors that have been spread have no principle of paying back. I mean is don't ever try to be like them, it isn't only wasting your time but it's more to lets you look stupid, idiot and so on. hahahahah..
stay calm and be positive .