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I really really hate that pay is such a universally taboo subject (in the States, anyway). It’s something whose only effects are (1) to (relatively) benefit people who are good negotiators, even when negotiation has nothing to do with the job; and (2) to allow employers to unilaterally underpay their employees. It’s one of those social conventions that people never think twice about, because if they did, they’d realize just how scummy of a convention it really is.
Jobs suck! This is just one reason why. (Not to say that working is bad, but like, the social construction of a job, I’ve never liked it.) Also, can you tell that I am not a good negotiator? Is this something a good negotiator would bother complaining about?