Why do people dislike talking about money?
I learned a long time ago that asking people about their personal finances is a social no-no. I would never ask my boss how much money he or she makes and I know many workplaces have a policy stating employees cannot discuss compensation amongst themselves. I also wouldn’t ask a stranger what they’re income is, for obvious reasons.
But I’m wondering why people are uncomfortable talking about money in ANY situation, even among friends. I find myself stepping on eggshells around people when it comes to money, and I just find it strange. I have no problem telling someone “I make $11 an hour at my part time bank job” – what’s the harm in that?
There are people that have a problem with someone asking how much they paid for something. I may just be missing something. There are plenty of situations where it’s not appropriate, but I’m just talking about casual conversation between regular folks that know each other. In what way is it offensive?