Report: More And More Employees Kidding Each Other About Their Earnings
By Orlando McRobotface
WASHINGTON—According to a report published Tuesday by the Pew Research Center, more and more employees are actually shilling each other about their earnings. “This trend is a serious concern for all of us,” said the report’s lead author, Allison L. Rice, noting that most of the 10 million employees who are estimated to be earning less than $50,000 per year are begging their bosses for their paycheck. “Even when we’re talking about their wages, it’s clear they’re not being honest with each other about how much they’re earning. It’s sad, especially when they’re using the wrong words about how much they’re earning—they’re not even talking about how much the boss is paying.” The report added that it was especially troubling that many employees were trying to correct other people’s earnings after they had already told them the correct amount.