The big elephant in the room.
Do you talk about it?
Do your colleagues know?
Do your friends know?
Does your partner even know?
I once had dinner with 2 co-workers for work purposes.
When the bill came, we looked nervously at each other.
The general rule of the company is that the highest in range pays.
All 3 of us were in a more of less equal management position.
“So who gets the most salary?”, one joked.
Later at the bar, this continued.
The one of the joke was the curious one.
I didn’t mind telling at all. I just didn’t know what the HR policy was on this.
In fact, I want to shout of the rooftops, because for ages I have been trying to make my point that men DO NOT earn more than women. (based on the Western Europe way of living)
As long as you state very boldly your salary wishes during a job interview.
Why wouldn’t you? Try, at least.
Pretend you’re that feminist you claim to be.
Back at the 3 of us at the bar.
The curious one immediately stated his salary, so I did too.
I was 500 euro below him.
But in all fairness he has a higher education and 4 more years of experience.
And I got a company car, which he didn’t.
The 3rd one answered with a “Oh, maybe I should have that talk with HR any way”.
Once again confirmed that women don’t necessarily get less salary than men.
It really is about your own mentality.
AAAAAH, I love it when I’m right 😉