Talking about money can be an uncomfortable, or even taboo topic — especially when it comes to salaries. Some employers may even openly discourage workers from discussing and comparing how much they make to control salary negotiations and prevent potential discord in the workplace. This taboo is further exacerbated by cultural norms, concerns about creating workplace tension, and the fear of repercussions from management.
But despite these concerns, there are several reasons why discussing your salary with coworkers can be beneficial. For starters, wouldn't you want to know if you're being underpaid? Plus, discussing your salary is perfectly legal and you're not breaking any rules in doing so. Here are 7 reasons why you should talk money with coworkers.