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


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#1 of 42 OFFLINE   LDfan

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Posted August 19 2003 - 02:51 AM

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? Jeff

#2 of 42 OFFLINE   Andrew Testa

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Posted August 19 2003 - 03:10 AM

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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#3 of 42 OFFLINE   Holadem

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Posted August 19 2003 - 03:16 AM

[quote] 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. [quote]
So... how much do you make?

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#4 of 42 OFFLINE   wally

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Posted August 19 2003 - 03:29 AM

[quote] I don't, in fact I have no problem telling coworkers or friends how much I make... [quote]
Never a good idea with co-workers, in fact possibly against company policy.

#5 of 42 OFFLINE   Jason_H

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Posted August 19 2003 - 03:39 AM

[quote] Never a good idea with co-workers, in fact possibly against company policy. [quote]

Agreed, this is grounds for termination at many companies and in general is considered taboo in the workplace.

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Posted August 19 2003 - 04:03 AM

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

#7 of 42 OFFLINE   AllanN

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Posted August 19 2003 - 04:37 AM

[quote] 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!) [quote]

I do the exact same thing. Friend: "Your getting another lap dance." Me: Your tax dollars at work baby." Posted Image

Who do you work for Andrew? Im a soon to be new Lockheed Martin/ex ACS employee.
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#8 of 42 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted August 19 2003 - 04:45 AM

[quote] this is grounds for termination at many companies and in general is considered taboo in the workplace [quote] Very True.

And I think that your salary shouldn't be discussed. What good can it do? Why do you need to know what someone makes?

Money is the cause for much misery, I think that's why people avoid the question altogether.

#9 of 42 OFFLINE   D. Scott MacDonald

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Posted August 19 2003 - 05:01 AM

[quote] Never a good idea with co-workers, in fact possibly against company policy. [quote]
I learned this the hard way at my first job when I told a co-worker what I made. The problem was that I made more than her and she had worked there longer, so she complained and I ended up getting my pay decreased to match hers (I was told that it's my fault for not keeping my stupid mouth shut, and they were right).

I mean, what good can come out of telling your co-workers what you make? What if the lazy guy you don't repsect makes as much or more than you do? It will only make you mad. What if everybody makes less than you? It might make you feel important, but how will they react when they learn this? It will only lead to contention.
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#10 of 42 OFFLINE   Mike__D

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Posted August 19 2003 - 05:13 AM

[quote] 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 [quote]
Same here... Thanks everyone Posted Image

#11 of 42 OFFLINE   Tim Markley

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Posted August 19 2003 - 05:19 AM

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.

#12 of 42 OFFLINE   Todd Hochard

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Posted August 19 2003 - 05:27 AM

How much do you make?Posted Image

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 othersPosted Image ) 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.Posted Image
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#13 of 42 OFFLINE   Andrew Testa

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Posted August 19 2003 - 06:01 AM

[quote] Who do you work for Andrew? Im a soon to be new Lockheed Martin/ex ACS employee. [quote]

[floyd] Welcome to the Machine! [/floyd]

I'm sorry you lost the coin toss in that case of corporate mutual back-scratching. I didn't read the memo too closely since it had nothing to do with whether I was getting fired or not, so I don't remember what sector of the country's tech infrastruture LM is cornering in this aquisition. But welcome anyway. As for me, I'm on a NASA engineering support contract at JSC. Ask me about robots. G'head.

Oh, so as not to hijack this thread, What'll you be making?

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#14 of 42 OFFLINE   AllanN

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Posted August 19 2003 - 06:38 AM

[quote] I'm sorry you lost the coin toss in that case of corporate mutual back-scratching. [quote]

Im just happy that the Air Force did not re-bid the contract after the trade. Thanks for the welcome. No, im not going to tell you what im making. But you bring the midget porn and ill bring the stripers and we will have a good old time on the taxpayers dime. Posted Image So anyway, what do you do with robots????
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#15 of 42 OFFLINE   MarkHastings

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Posted August 19 2003 - 06:50 AM

[quote] I mean, what good can come out of telling your co-workers what you make? What if the lazy guy you don't repsect makes as much or more than you do? It will only make you mad. What if everybody makes less than you? It might make you feel important, but how will they react when they learn this? It will only lead to contention. [quote] I once worked with a guy who had been working at the company longer than I had, but he SUCKED. He got pissed when he found out that I was making just as much as he was.

It made for a very uncomfortable workplace.

#16 of 42 OFFLINE   Ted Lee

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Posted August 19 2003 - 07:18 AM

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... Posted Image )

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. Posted Image

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.
 

#17 of 42 OFFLINE   Steve_Tk

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Posted August 19 2003 - 07:36 AM

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.

#18 of 42 OFFLINE   Andrew Testa

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Posted August 19 2003 - 09:22 AM

[quote] So anyway, what do you do with robots???? [quote]
Make 'em fight!

No, wishful thinking. We do engineering assessments, performance analysis, troubleshooting, and flight support for the Shuttle robot arm, known as Canadarm by our uppity neighbors to the North. Lots of simulation, code wrangling, hardware testing, and telemetry monitoring. A real mixed bag of stuff.

Andy

Keeping it on topic: Unavoidable occurances where coworkers move into management and get to scan the entire department rap sheet.

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Posted August 19 2003 - 10:00 AM

New car, caviar, four star daydream.
Think I'll buy me a football Canadarm team.


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#20 of 42 OFFLINE   Scott Strang

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Posted August 19 2003 - 10:26 AM

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.Posted Image




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