Inappropriate Questions

Should I ask my coworker 'How much do you make?'

It can be really scary to ask a coworker how much they make. But does talking about our salaries more openly lead to more equal pay?

Talking about money can be uncomfortable, especially when we grow up hearing that it’s a taboo topic

(Kasia Babis)

Talking about money can be uncomfortable, especially when we grow up hearing that it's a taboo topic. It can be really scary to ask a coworker how much they make. But does talking about our salaries more openly lead to more equal pay?

In this episode, Harv and Elena speak with:

  • Actor Monica Yumeng, about what she learned from asking this question to her coworkers.
  • YA author L.L. McKinney, who shares why she started #PublishingPaidMe and whether large-scale pay transparency can lead to change
  • Diversity and inclusion expert Raafi Alidina, who talks about the limits of asking this question and what steps employers can take.

Find the transcript for the episode here.

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(Kasia Babis)

Kasia Babis is an illustrator and comic artist in Poland.

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