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I would consider this an indication that the company
has either (a) a grossly unreasonable differential
between high and low salaried employees (that is,
one based on favoritism or nepotism and not on
the clearly demonstrated performance of the
employees), (b) a lousy method of evaluating its
employees and communicating to them the reasons
why they are in the pay grades they are in and why
their salaries are positioned where they are in the
pay ranges for their grades or (c) both.
I don't post everybody's salaries for an entire group
to see for obvious privacy reasons, but everyone
knows what the pay ranges are for all the grades that
are applicable to any group I manage. If two of my
group decide to compare salaries and the lower-paid
person doesn't understand what about his or her
performance compared to the higher-paid person
accounts for the differential, then that's a management
failure on my part.
The only good reason for a company to want to keep
its employee salary data confidential is to prevent its
competitors from using it to gain an advantage in
hiring away its employees.
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> b) it would create bad feeling in at least one techwriter at this
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