Are you comfortable when people asks you how much you are making?

@jennbart (1333)
Philippines
September 15, 2010 10:54am CST
I do not feel like answering people who asks me how much I am making. I think it is not proper to ask someone how much he/ she is making. I just do not understand why some people asks them.
5 responses
@emgee595 (336)
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
I simply don't tell how much I am earning. Aside from it is none of his/her business I found it rude to ask somebody how much he/she is making. So rudeness begets rudeness. Although there are times we discuss matters about our remuneration at work but then it is a different scenario because it is an "official" discussion. Those who ask about another person's income simply because he wanted to compare might not be aware that other people find such question improper. Maybe he/she has no bad intention but still, sometimes we have to be sensitive of other people's views and feelings. Unless, you are talking to close friends or to a confidante, then it is okey to discuss money matters but talking about it with someone who is not even that close to you is a big no no.
@jennbart (1333)
• Philippines
16 Sep 10
right. its so so so rude. I just shrug my shoulders if there are people asking such private questions.
@emgee595 (336)
• Philippines
17 Sep 10
Yeah, don't let it bother you. :D It would only be a waste of emotion.
@chayapathys (2113)
• India
15 Sep 10
Yes I too hate.I consider such questions as vulgar curiosity questions. No one has got the right to ask such questions.But still people ask such questions.The old saying goes as "Never ask the age of a woman and pay of a man". It is unnecessary and at the same time embarrassing .It shows the meanness of the person who asks such question.Then the next question is as to how to answer them.One way is to pretend that you did not clearly hear that question. Secondly you can put a similar question to him or her.As I see with my experience the best way is to smile at the person and divert the attention to some other topic. If she or he is a shrewd person they understand that you are not willing to tell them about what are making.Sometimes they persist in getting an an answer.In such a situation You can tell some figure but not the actual amount.It all depends upon the nature of the person and his financial status. some casually ask such questions without meaning anything.If it is asked with a motive you should adopt one of the above methods......OK?
@jennbart (1333)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
When I am ask of this question I just give a range. When people persists, I just smirk and roll my eyes then excuse myself
• India
16 Sep 10
Yes. you have correct attitude.There is no point in getting upset and agitated mentally.We cannot change others.But it is in our hands to change ourselves.What you do under such situations is perfectly correct.
@daliaj (5689)
• India
15 Sep 10
I don't like it when people ask me this question. I don't know why. My parents won't even ask me this question, but some of the friends dare to ask this question. I think nobody will ask me this question at this moment because I make zero money. I don't have a job right now and I am in search for a job. So, there is no chance for this question for somebody to ask me for a short time.
@jennbart (1333)
• Philippines
15 Sep 10
so am I. :) but I just feel queasy when people tease me " treat, treat! you get a good pay I am sure."
@SomeCowgirl (32273)
• United States
1 Oct 10
I would answer the question when it comes to online earnings, but offline earnings I may not. It would all depend on who asked and what my attitude at the moment was like as to whether I would answer the question or not.
@formidexo (1351)
• Canada
27 Sep 10
I would answer that question only if they work for the government tax department. That is the business of no one else. The nerve of some people asking that question. And no, I would not answer that question.