Re: Discrimination (was Re: Disclosing rates)

Subject: Re: Discrimination (was Re: Disclosing rates)
From: Dave Meek <meekd -at- WSERVER -dot- DO -dot- LOSRIOS -dot- CC -dot- CA -dot- US>
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 09:49:19 -0700

At 12:02 PM 5/20/97 -0400, you wrote:
>Dave Meek wrote:
>> Nice information, but John is still correct in that HE is not REQUIRED to
>> disclose the price he paid. Salaries, like the house price, are also
>> generally obtainable through public records.
>What public records? In what jurisdiction is this true? Unless you're a
>civil servant and happen to work for a jurisdiction that has to publish
>public employees' salaries, where would a potential employer find out
>your current salary???

Way back in 1978, I used to work for a public library. The public documents
section contained a whole host of documents chock-full of such information.
I once found a friend of mine who had moved away suddenly. One of the
documents contained the following information on my friend's father:

Phone number
Work address
Spouse's name and birthdate
Number of children, their names, and birthdates

There was more, but I no longer remember what it was. I also no longer
remember what the document was called, but I think the information came from
the most recent census (though I can't completely vouch for that). The
point is that there's a lot more information floating around out there than
most people realize.

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