Been noticing people talking about what they earn a lot recently IRL. Seems to have become an accepted part of modern life - folk casually throwing numbers around to justify what they do or whether they enjoy their job. Used to be something you kept under your hat, no?
Outside of, y’know, your boss, work’s payroll, colleagues on a similar paygrade or other work-related stuff like interviews, etc, who knows what you earn and how does it come up?
I can only really go off my last job, but i probably told my parents about payrises, just to give them a vague sense that i was making progress in some trivial way. Not that they’d judge, but idk, i think you do look for the odd bit of validation even as you get older.
Mentioned it in passing privately to a mate who was getting himself down about what he earned, just in a ‘well, i earn less…’ sense to try to provide a bit of perspective.
- Obviously your partner would have a rough idea at worst as you’d need to budget for stuff.
Any other scenarios? I probably know what virtually everybody i know earns. Maybe i’m too nosey, maybe they overshare, not judging anyway. Perhaps it’s just something i’m noticing more because of…stuff.
No squabbling, please.