Would you mind if somebody asks about your salary?

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@Shavkat (65268)
Philippines
May 28, 2016 7:28am CST
Personally speaking, I will feel offended if someone asks me about my salary. The reason, there are some people are so comparing oneself if found out your real salary. I had experienced this in my former company and my colleagues are so busy about it. It would be also not good if a new friend will ask about it too. It is like they are measuring you up in terms of your capabilities at work. I am into a friendly competition. In most case, I compete with myself and not with the other colleagues. I think it is not healthy asking one’s salary. Photo Credit: https://pixabay.com/en/money-dollars-pocket-bank-income-548948/
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34 responses
• United States
28 May 16
Yes it would bother me friend. I also do not like to hear someone bragging of their salary amount too.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@TiarasOceanView That's what I hated the most. Bragging their salary to others.
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• United States
30 May 16
@cacay1 (33203)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Jun 16
@TiarasOceanView, There are really people like to ask so he can compare and let the person know his salary is better.
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@JolietJake (51105)
• United States
28 May 16
Nope, they can ask all they want. I may (or may not) tell them, it depends on the circumstance. I'm a poor broke mofo anyway, so they sure wouldn't get jealous, although they may wonder how I survive on it.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@JolietJake I think it is also rude to ask one's salary. However, it is also depend to whom I am talking with. If the person is close to me, then it would be fine.
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@Raine38 (9195)
• United States
28 May 16
I know exactly how you feel. Unfortunately, some people feel like they are entitled to know and ask everything about your life. I believe it is not a polite thing to ask; that is something that is the choice and prerogative of the person if he/she wants to share it or not. If I would be asked how much I earn or how much my salary is, I just smile and say, "Not as much as I want to, but just enough to pay the bills." And I leave it at that. Any follow up questions, I just ignore.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@Raine38 I do the same course of action. My life is not an open book. I am not answering them directly about my salary.
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@jaboUK (55052)
• United Kingdom
29 May 16
What you earn is nobody's business but yours. The same on this site - if anyone asks how much we earn I never tell. I think it's rude and intrusive.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@jaboUK I also ignore some posts like this. I felt it is not appropriate to ask.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
28 May 16
for me, it's okay if i am comfortable with the person.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@trivia79 How comfortable? hehehe It is like the scene of Sarah and Lloydie in the movie. I agree we can be open to people that can be trusted.
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@trivia79 (7888)
• El Segundo, California
31 May 16
@Shavkat i think it's "How close?" haha
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
@trivia79 Well, I said it is like. hehehe But it sounds like too.hahaha
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
29 May 16
I would be honest to tell. Lol
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@Lucky15 Can I ask? Just kidding up. Of course, I wouldn't ask about it.
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@Lucky15 (33698)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@Shavkat just 2000 plus
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@Lucky15 Are you kidding me? I think you are working in a government agency?
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@youless (93718)
• Guangzhou, China
29 May 16
I will mind it if others asks me my salary. After all, it is very personal issue and it has nothing to do with them. So what's the point they ask it? Long time ago I worked in a company and then one day a colleague asked me what's my salary. Since at that time I just graduated from school for a short time and therefore I was less experienced. I told her and then next day she quit the job since she felt her salary was lower. So I really don't want to answer this question any more. If I have to say, I will say that it is not so much.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@youless That's the sad thing for some people who are so busy comparing themselves to others.
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@youless (93718)
• Guangzhou, China
30 May 16
@Shavkat I wish I didn't tell her my salary so that she might not leave.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@youless It is not your fault. I think she deserves it.
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
28 May 16
Some companies ask you not to talk about your salary and others don't seem to care. I think it is very rude to ask someone how much they make.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@Marcyaz I agree. Some companies don't want to disclose the salary of the employees. It is a matter of respecting the privacy and it is considered confidential concern.
@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
30 May 16
@Shavkat Some times if one person knows what another person makes it causes hard feelings and that can disrupt the work place.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
31 May 16
@Marcyaz You said it right. The truth sometimes hurt one's ego.
@stephjoy (761)
• Philippines
28 May 16
well, i don't mind if someone asking about my salary. theres nothing wrong about it. unless you are ashamed with your salary..but for me even if my salary is not too big i still let them know because my work is decent
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@stephjoy That's nice. You are open and frank about it.
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@stephjoy (761)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@Shavkat how bout you?are you not going to tell?
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@stephjoy I am going to play safe. I earned more than the regular jobs in the City of Pines. The good thing, I am working at home and can manage my time too. I am a homebased English teacher.
@silvermist (20116)
• India
28 May 16
While I may not get angry,definitely I will not be pleased.No wonder you feel offended.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@silvermist It is really an offensive thing to do.
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@silvermist (20116)
• India
30 May 16
@Shavkat May be if it is a close friend I may even answer.But, it is not like asking how much we earn at mylot.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@silvermist I do agree.
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@Jotomy (6352)
• India
31 May 16
No i never mind and it is very common question by others, I also asked many of my friends and they tell their salary. basic, DA, HRA gross total and net also they will say.
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
1 Jun 16
@Jotomy I do think they are close acquainted friends of yours. There is no worries of comparing things up.
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@Jotomy (6352)
• India
1 Jun 16
@Shavkat yes, I don't think nothing is there to mind in asking salary of others but we feel for it may be they feel something, why we need all their personal things.
• Shillong, India
14 Jun 16
I too feel offended. Most of the time when somebody ask I just response. I am managing ,......
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
14 Jun 16
@psanasangma It is really not polite to ask personal information like this.
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• Canada
6 Jun 16
Well... Sadly I have only worked minimum wage jobs. So anyone who knows what min wage is for my province would know what I was making. And now I don't have a salary or hourly job because my online work comes and goes. If I was someone with a salary though I don't think I would want to talk about it. Money doesn't make the person after all.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@WorkAtHomeGal I do think we have the right not to say anything about it. If we are closely acquainted with a person, I think it is fine.
@piya84 (2591)
• India
6 Jun 16
I too agree with you. I prefer to keep some time private. There are lot of people who get jealous by comparing or they try to look down on you if they have better things. I have had lot of such experiences so i mostly give vague answer to such a questions.
@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
@piya84 In the first place, it is confidential matter. It is better to keep something in private.
@sunbeams (232)
• Philippines
4 Jun 16
Totally agree with you. Its unethical to ask someone's salary, unless it's asked in a hiring interview. It can also be a source of jealousy among colleagues, particularly those who tend to compare their performances among others. For me, what is important is you're being paid right in terms of your performance.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
6 Jun 16
It is inevitable for some employees to keep on asking about the salary. I don't like it.
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@Fleura (7197)
• United Kingdom
29 May 16
It's not 'the done thing' over here to talk about money, no-one ever asks what a friend earns. And somehow you can't help feeling that your worth as a person is being measured. That's why being an unpaid stay-at-home parent or carer feels so un-valued.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@Fleura You are right. As a true friend, they will never ask this. For me, it is too personal to ask.
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@AndyLove (126)
• Hong Kong
29 May 16
Haha, of course not
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@AndyLove I agree.
@antonbunot (9671)
• Calgary, Alberta
29 May 16
O, I don't mind . . but I am going to tell a white lie . . a lie that makes my friends pity me instead of getting envious. I would tell an amount much lower than my actual pay. And one good thing is when we go to the bar or restaurant they surely shoulder the expenses.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@antonbunot A typical way of alibi. I also do the same thing.
@jobelbojel (8272)
• Philippines
28 May 16
I don't disclose my salary to somebody else but my family. I am transparent with them.
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@jobelbojel I totally agree. We can be transparent to our family.
@miniam (9233)
• Bern, Switzerland
28 May 16
All depends,when l worked full time and earned very good, l had trouble revealing how much l earned, but now not able to work full time and living below poverty line, l don't really care because l know they will not ask me to buy coffee next time we are out lol
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@Shavkat (65268)
• Philippines
30 May 16
@miniam I think it is not also worth to compare one's salary in the workplace. I have a co-worker who keeps boggling me. Then I dropped the figures to him and he stopped asking it. There are some people who are so persistent. Once they had the information, they will feel pity over it.
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