Keep Your Salaries Under Sealed Lips

Keep Your Salaries Under Sealed Lips

I like to think that we humans are inherently nosey. There is nothing more satisfying than hearing a juicy bit of gossip about a fellow colleague…especially when it relates to their pay packet.

However, according to a survey published in the Economic Journal, discovering too much about a fellow colleague’s salary could result in depression, despair and dissatisfaction with life in general. Perhaps best not to ask then.

Researchers found that workers who compare their salaries tend to be less happy than those who are too shy to ask. What one discovers is a great amount of inequality and so a small bout of curiosity could be potentially very harmful to your long term happiness.

The phrase ‘ignorance is bliss’ springs to mind.

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