Do you get mad when someone asks how much $$ you make?

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  1. LDfan

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    I don't, in fact I have no problem telling coworkers or friends how much I make but I seen some people get all huffy and upset over it.
    Is it really a sensitive issue to most people? What I don't get is when someone bitches and moans that they don't make x amount per year but do nothing about it. If you need training or a degree go get it. Anyone can go to college in this country regardless of income via means of financial aid. They only think holding anyone back is themselves.

    If someone makes more money than me than more power to them!

    What does everyone else think?


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    I don't get mad, but I don't tell them either. What I DO enjoy telling them is that since I work on a government contract, all of my income comes from their taxes, and that all of my vices and excesses are payed for just a little bit out of their pocket. especially useful if they object to any of said vices or excesses (Heh! thanks for buying me the midget porn!)

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    Yum... midget porn
    Uh what was the original question?
    Oh, I don't care if it is some one wondering about employment are the sporting goods store I work at. I just get annoyed when my dad tells me he makes in a day what I make in two weeks
     
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    It annoys me when someone asks how much I make. It's really none of their business. I was taught by my parents that it was rude to ask such a question.
     
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    How much do you make?[​IMG]

    It's not what you make- it's what you keep. And, I'm doing OK in that regard (well, not this month, but most of the others[​IMG] ) When someone asks me what I make, I say "enough- for now."

    It is a funny hangup. People consider income questions rude, but will flaunt all manner of material possessions to beg the question be asked. I don't get it.[​IMG]
     
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    when i was managing a call-center, we accidently hired a gal at almost 30% more than the rest of the crew. her paperwork went through three pairs of hands and no one caught it. (i was out of town... [​IMG] )

    this gal eventually accidently told anothe gal who got very upset. it took some serious dancing on management's part to explain it away.

    personally, i *never* tell someone how much i make....and i never ask either.

    i think when people you work with find out that you make more then they do, they get jealous. plain and simple. in their eyes their work is just as important as mine - so why should i make more? heck, i feel the same way if i find out someone makes more than me. [​IMG]

    so when someone asks me, i very bluntly say it's not something i discuss. that usually gets my point across and they never ask again.
     
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    I usually do not get asked this, but if asked I ask "why do you want to know?" with a smile on my face.

    I don't get irritated, just curious why some stranger would actually care what I make. Most people that are close to me have a general idea and do not need an exact number.
     
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    I used to be taboo to ask how much something cost someone.

    Nowadays it doesn't seem to matter.

    I actually enjoy telling someone that I paid less for something than they did.[​IMG]
     

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