Re: Problems with hiring, Equity

Subject: Re: Problems with hiring, Equity
From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 1998 15:06:25 -0600

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Chris Hamilton, Sr. Technical Writer chamilton -at- gr -dot- com
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Subject: Re: Problems with hiring, Equity
From: Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- gr -dot- com>
To: Richard Mateosian <srm -at- CYBERPASS -dot- NET>
Date: Tue, 03 Feb 1998 15:04:55 -0600

Richard Mateosian wrote:
>
> In a negotiation, knowledge is power. If the employer knows all the
> salaries and you don't, the employer has more power than you do.

<snip>

> Equally valid, however, is the response that you're entitled to take steps
> to reduce the inequality. Finding out your co-workers' salaries is one of
> those steps.

<I suspect this is on the very outer fringes of what is allowable under
posting rules.>

Entitled? I'm not so sure about that. If you go around trying to get
access to what everyone makes, you're likely to get your coworkers and
management equally annoyed. Maybe that's right and maybe it's not, but
it is so.

I prefer to keep my salary under wraps. I can't complain about what I
make, and I don't want it made public for the sole purpose of giving
others negotiating leverage. (And I don't need others' salaries to give
me leverage.) Maybe that makes me a stooge for management, but I'm a
happy stooge and there's value in that.

Chris
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Chris Hamilton, Sr. Technical Writer chamilton -at- gr -dot- com
Greenbrier & Russel http://www.gr.com
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These views are mine, not my employer's.

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