Joint Accounts

Do I Have to Tell My Co-workers How Much I Make?

I know it could be helpful, but sharing something so personal makes me really uncomfortable

Kristin Wong
Forge
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3 min readSep 23, 2019

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An illustration of a woman holding numbers in her arms, as her coworkers surround and stare her down.
Illustration: Laurie Rollitt

Dear Joint Accounts,

There’s been a big push among my co-workers lately for more financial transparency. And I get it: The goal is making sure we’re all…

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Kristin Wong
Forge
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Kristin Wong has written for the New York Times, The Cut, Catapult, The Atlantic and ELLE.