Do you keep your salary a secret? It is very important to keep it a secret. After all, salary is supposed to be “confidential”. It is not advisable to share your salary with colleagues, friends or family. Of course, there is a reason why you should not share such confidential information.
We can share a joke, we can share a lunch but we can never share salary information with our colleagues to prevent unfairness issues. This is issue is very important especially when there are two staff working the same position and yet one of them is getting a higher pay than the other. You wouldn’t want to be alienated by your colleagues if you are getting paid much higher than them. Similarly, you wouldn’t want to be jealous of those who are getting paid higher than you.
Open salary discussion never works, no matter in what condition. By keeping your salary a secret, your manager can always discuss with your in private about why you are being paid such an amount and how you can increase your pay. This type of information can never be revealed in public to avoid jealousy and hatred in office.
Imagine is someone you know in the office, who is also holding the same position as you is getting paid higher, would you be unhappy about the fact? Don’t lie to yourself. You won’t be able to feel happy about it because you feel you should be getting the same amount but you aren’t. This is why you should always keep your salary confidential.
Office politic is always there and the situation depends on how you handle it. Money is the root of all evil so be sure to handle your salary information wisely. There is a reason why the word “confidential” is printed on most salary slips.