"I actually can' t believe you see it that way. Many companies don't even let employees discuss salary, if they do and end up disgruntled, they are warned and then fired if it happens again. "
... it would be illegal to prevent me from discussing my salary with co-workers (off the clock).
Secondly, one of the main reasons for posting salaries is to prevent abuses where as a supervisor I say, "Hey, my buddy Joe needs a job, and I have an opening. Oh and look I can give him a higher start salary if I screw over Jim who has worked here for 10 years." Never mind that Joe has no experience, and can't do the job. That happens ALL THE TIME in businesses where they try to prevent salary rates from being open. Then they can't understand why Jim would be upset.
If you are as good as you say you are you shouldn't mind your co-workers knowing what you make. What's wrong, you afraid they won't do your work for you if they find out they are doing 3/4 of your work for 1/3 the pay?
Employees only end up disgruntled when it is obvious that pay is not based on performance. Almost without fail I have seen people say: "I wouldn't do your job if they paid me twice what they are paying you." They aren't upset that I make more than them, they understand why, because I put in a lot more WORK AND I have a large SKILL SET. That is easily seen when all is open.
I have nothing to hide, I will tell anyone I work with how much I make. I do a good job and I don't need to hide my salary or my skill set. I get paid well and I do an excellent job, and I NEVER ask a co-worker to do what I am supposed to do.
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