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My Salary Is...
It’s probably the last no-no in the workplace, somewhere near sleeping with your boss and stealing company supplies. Talking about your salary, or asking a colleague about his or her salary, is still considered off-limits and in poor taste in many office settings. But for a growing number of workers in their 20s and 30s, this conversation seems to be happening more often.
Call it a reaction to the 24/7 internet culture or a rebellion against the old ways of doing things, but people are more apt to talk about their income with friends and colleagues than ever before. However, if you’re starting a new job, looking to get promoted or if you're just a little bit curious, you may want to play it cool and follow some guidelines from ABCNews.com:
- Don’t share your salary information with your coworkers, unless you really want to. It could lead to resentment and infighting down the line.
- Don’t share your salary with a love interest…unless you’re just about ready to get married.
- It’s OK to compare salaries with a friend if you’re going for a job opening and you’re not sure if you should negotiate for a better deal.
- Try not to be thrown by what other people claim to make. Just use it as a gauge.
We want to hear from you. Are you willing to disclose your salary to friends or colleagues? Where would you draw the line? [Abcnews.com]