Normalize talking about how much you're paid with your co-workers.

It is the only way people will truly realize the income disparity between themselves and their just-as-qualified queer and/or BIPoC friends and colleagues.

This should be normal in ever industry. The fact it isn't is actively aiding executives in systemically discriminating against minority groups.

@polarisfm income is public information where I grew up. I wonder how that has affected income equality.

@alva @polarisfm

I’ve heard something like this before, that income being private is just a USA thing. I’m curious too how income being public information affects how economic inequality and racism manifest in those countries.

@winter @polarisfm Yeah. There's lots of information about gender equality ("both genders" make about the same,) but that's where the mainstream idea of equality seems to stop, unfortunately.

@winter @alva @polarisfm In at-will employment states, that's one of the more common reasons for people getting fired.

@polarisfm good in principle but many contracts explicitly forbid this (guess why™®)

@piggo @polarisfm @sunsetmoth companies can't legally prevent you from discussing your salary with your coworkers, not even in the US

@uint8_t @polarisfm yeah i figured but it was my first job and that wasn't the hill i wanted to die on (i died on the hill of requiring a doctor's note for minor illness instead)

@sunsetmoth @uint8_t @polarisfm I just used to come in sick all the time. If I had to work sick, my cow-orkers (especially my boss) had to, also. #maliciouscompliance

@polarisfm i was specifically told not to say how much I was paid.

@sunsetmoth @polarisfm Same. Just about everywhere I worked on the east coast, and the first place on the west coast did that.

@polarisfm It's actually in my employment agreement that it's supposed to be confidential at my job. Which is obnoxious and not at all shady.

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