Open Salary

Why Secret Salaries are a Baaaaaad Idea

This post raises some interesting points. I am too tied to my old way of thinking so it seems like a scary idea, but I would be willing to consider the idea of making salaries public.

And here’s the problem: If Johnson’s salary is (unfairly) higher than mine, and secret, I can’t complain to my manager about it because I can’t admit that I know about it. When a company sets up a situation where people can see the unfairness but can’t address it directly, or even discuss it openly, they’re rigging the system for maximum frustration.

After reading the original post would you be willing to consider the idea, or does it still seem like just a plain bad idea?

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