“Why are people against sharing salary with your friends or potential girlfriend?”

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“Just curious to know the rationale behind the taboo around this? Maybe I am lucky to met all the open-minded people. Just want to have a complete view of what I might potentially missed.”

SINGAPORE: A netizen who believes in sharing with friends or potential partners the amount of salary one earns observed that people are “always against” this and asked what the rationale is behind this taboo.

“Why is it that people always against sharing salary with your friends or potential girlfriend?” asked u/Masakaki_C_jpeg on r/askSingapore on Monday morning (Sept 18). He explained that “for me, it can serve as a motivation to look for better opportunities, or at least, a wake-up call that an employee is getting shortchanged.”

“As for the potential partners or at early dating stage, if the other party did not ask for the salary intentionally (and they state that you can don’t disclose if you are not comfortable) but rather was talking about topic related to finance and they pop a question about your salary, if you are comfortable with revealing, is it a bad idea to reveal?” he asked further.

On a personal level, he himself has revealed his pay to others, and they’ve discussed how they can ask for better pay packages.

“Just curious to know the rationale behind the taboo around this? Maybe I am lucky to met all the open-minded people. Just want to have a complete view of what I might potentially missed.”

Another Reddit user agreed that sharing your salary is not negative, but only when a relationship is more mature, and not at the beginning stages.

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