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Young Workers Are Telling Each Other How Much They Make to Get Pay Hikes

A tight labor market and surging inflation mean the once-taboo subject of salary is becoming an even more common topic of discussion.

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Salary, once a taboo topic in the workplace, is now being shared openly in offices and on social media among a younger generation of workers.

Empowered by the tightest labor market in decades and incentivized by skyrocketing inflation, employees are embracing transparency, discussing their pay in the hopes of getting raises for themselves — and their colleagues.