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Everyone agrees with this guy's rant about job postings that don't mention how much they pay
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There are few things more frustrating than going through the job interview process and not being told how much the position pays. It takes a lot of time and effort to update a resume, write a cover letter, and fill out an application. After that, there could be multiple interviews.

So, for an employer to make someone go through all of that effort only to find out that the pay is insufficient is seriously unprofessional. However, it happens all the time.

Companies that refuse to disclose a salary or hourly pay in a job posting are also perpetuating racial and gender pay gaps because people who already work for the company have no idea what the new employee is getting paid.


Employers that claim to believe in diversity and inclusivity surely are not walking the walk if they are hiding what they're paying new hires.

Writer Matt Wallace sounded off on his frustration with companies that don't disclose their salaries in job postings and he got a lot of agreement.


So why are some employers less than transparent about compensation throughout the interview process? One reason is that withholding salary information gives employers better negotiating power. It also allows them to avoid competition with other companies in the same industry.

Keeping quiet about money also avoids competition between current and new employees, especially in a tight job market.

"In certain labor markets or in a tight labor market situation, employers may have to pay higher salaries to attract new employees than existing ones (a situation known as salary inversion). This can cause resentment among existing employees," Professor Eddie Ng, the James and Elizabeth Freeman Professor of Management at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, told Bored Panda.

Wallace's tweets inspired a lot of people to share how they handle salary negotiations with new employers.

Unfortunately, employers are going to continue to keep potential new hires in the dark over compensation for the foreseeable future. But there's a growing movement to make it illegal for new employers to ask about your salary history. So when you do get the chance to discuss money, ask for as much as you can. In about half the states in the U.S., your pay history is no longer holding you back.

This article originally appeared on 09.06.17


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There's a phrase I keep seeing in debates over gun violence, one that I can't seem to shake from my mind. After the Uvalde school shooting, I shared my thoughts on why arming teachers is a bad idea, and a gentleman responded with this brief comment:

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