Post # 1
My Darling Husband just found out that the President of his company shared the salary of his co-manager with a person in the industry at a conference. This is the boss of the boss. Darling Husband is furious – he’s put up with a lot but this seems to be the last straw.
Is there anything that can be done about this? We believe that the co-manager salaries are fairly similar, so the sharing implicates him too. Is it worthwhile at all to talk to HR? Or do they have the right to share this information as widely as they like and you have zero expectations of privacy?
Post # 3
Did he say “xxxx makes $XXXXXX” or did he say “The xxxxxx position makes $XXXXX”? Big difference between the two statements.
Post # 4
If he’s at a state or federal level government position, that information is free to anyone who asks for it. I know that my salary information is avalible on the web for anyone to find.
ETA (I may or may not be guilty of looking up my coworkers salary information as well…)
Post # 5
@Sunflower–girl: This — also, the salary grade or range information is often available to enployees through HR or an internal portal. If he used DH’s or another employee’s name, it’s inappropriate, but if it was a number attached to a title then I don’t see there being an issue.
Post # 6
Nope, her name was attached to it. e.g. “Susan Smith makes $1/year.” It sounds like it may have been in context of complaining about how much they are paid (which is actually less than the range at other comparable companies).
It’s a non-profit, not a government job (which I have, and well know it’s public information – in my prior job the base was well known in the industry because it was pretty lockstep for the first few years, but any bonuses were private).
ETA: We found this out because she asked Darling Husband if he could cover her next upcoming conference. She’s very upset too.
OK, so it sounds like you guys agree it’s inappropriate – but is there anything that can really be done about it?