Jeff Moden wrote:
Jeff Moden wrote:
Well that's different, on one hand we have associates at work who we will be personally familiar with and often work closely together, and on the other hand, we have internet nutjobs.
I'm not sure of the meaning of that post as it applies to the subject. I just found it odd that you're asking if I have something to hide when you're hiding behind literally an "X" user name. If you think I'm an "internet nutjob" for what I've stated about privacy, then please consider that.
Well we were talking about the subject, should salary information be confidential. I'm guessing that you will not share it with anybody, and you make no difference between strangers on the internet and your close associates with whom you work daily and that's fine! I would (and have) share salary info with associates I work closely with and heck friends for that matter, but if I feel like interacting differently with unmoderated forums on the internet then maybe I will. If you feel that's somehow contradictory, thats fine, I really don't mind 🙂
Correct. IMHO, it's especially important that close associates not share salary information. In the past, I've found that it creates unnecessary problems between associations even for truly petty differences. As some have stated on this thread, even my immediate supervisors don't know what my salary is. It just works out better in the long run.
So, why are you hiding behind the letter "X"? 😉
Well that's the thing, I was curious about the problems disclosure caused and the nature of the issues. If I found a compelling argument for either side, I could certainly use this for future reference. I really have found that the whys matter, its why I ask, heck I've learned much by digging into the reasons and I fully recommend it. Heck, with as much salary disclosure as seen with public positions, there's clearly value on the other side. Its ok if I don't feel fully enlightened by the seemingly defensive responses, there does seem to be more to the story, but maybe its ok to not prod further and so I'm good with it.
As for "X", I figure if I don't fit in well with any given community, I'd probably enjoy posting with a pseudonym more. Originally I was like "oooh my peers in a given technology, I should get along just fine" but that didn't last long LOL.