I own a small company with twenty employees. Since I started in 1997, I’ve had a rule that prohibits employees from discussing their salaries with each other. My wife says this is a bad rule because employees will be paranoid if they do not know where they stand and also because they resent the limitation. Do you think I should let my employees tell each other what they make?
What makes you think they don’t already talk about wages behind your back? That’s what I always did at every place with such a silly rule.
— Evil Skippy
This is a matter of opinion, and in my opinion the “Don’t discuss salary” rule is silly and nearly impossible to enforce. Unless you are trying to hide something, why be so secretive?
Readers – what do you think of this type of rule?
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