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Do You Feel Uneasy When People Ask About Your Salary?

My friend was telling me how she felt a little uncomfortable when an acquaintance asked her how much she made. The salary question was mainly triggered by my friend's promotion, but I'm wondering if you would feel the same way.

Do you not mind sharing what your salary is or do you find it rude when people pry?

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Spectra Spectra 5 years
I'm really underpaid, so I feel uncomfortable talking about how much I make.
RockAndRepublic RockAndRepublic 5 years
I don't care if you're related to me, that's really no of their concern.
amber512 amber512 5 years
No, but it could be because I make minimum wage and will never make more than that in my current position. So it just sort of...is!
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 5 years
I wouldn't mind if my parents asked and I'll certainly tell my husband when I am married, but I don't think that salary should be discussed outside of immediate family. It is not even something I discuss with friends.
stellaRuby stellaRuby 5 years
Not at all.
skigurl skigurl 5 years
Depends on who it is. I am not embarassed about how much I make, but if an aquaintance asked, even if I said I got a promotion I'd still think it's none of her business. Only close friends/family get to know, and I'd only entertain questions asked in an appropriate context. None of my best friends have EVER asked me, to be honest. and only my parents and live-in boyfriend know, for obvious reasons.
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