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Salary Discussion

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by Ce127, Jan 6, 2016.

  1. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

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    Is it only me who was raised to believe it's impolite to casually ask people how much things were and how much they are paid (with the obvious exceptions such as recruiters)??

    I always just presumed it was a rude No-No to ask someone what money they are on, but am shocked that apparently it Is okay, going by my friends, colleagues, and even some family (bloody Yorkshirefolk).
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    wagnerk aka kitkatninja Moderator

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    It depends on the situation and what your relationship is like with the person... Generally I don't normally talk about salary unless it's with colleagues/friends in the same position, those that will be going into the same position or trying to get a base for asking for a salary review & you need facts and figures from other people in the same position to strengthen your case....
     
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  3. Ce127

    Ce127 Nibble Poster

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    I guess it just feels odd to me because I've always been insecure that I'm not earning enough
     
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  4. Apexes

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    I've always told people what i earn if i'm asked - it's never been an issue to me, but i guess i know what you mean about the not asking part. In america it seems no one ever ever talks about what they earn
     
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  5. SimonD

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    Actually I don't do it, it stems from my contracting days where you can have two contractors doing the same roles and being paid £100 a day difference, it put's peoples noses out of joint and can lead to resentment.

    If asked how much I earn, I tell people enough to keep me comfortable.
     
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