A great voice from the tech scene, on pay transparency and what it meant to her.

One thing she asserts I kind of wonder about:

(“I think men are much more forward in talking about their salaries, Muzaffar said. “Most of my dude friends, when they get a new job, they talk about the salary.”)

I’ve almost never heard anyone talk about salaries, dude or no dude. I’ve been working for thirty years, and the only people who have discussed salaries have been quiet whispers from women who worked at the same agency I was working for. Of course, anecdote ≠ data, but she’s relating anecdata too, so. Salaries are the most taboo topic of all, a habit that companies encourage and sometimes even write into the rules. That shouldn’t be the case.