A third of workers lie about salary

Empty pocketNearly one in three workers has lied about their salary to a friend or relative to try to appear more successful in their careers, according to a poll.

Of the 31% who exaggerated their earnings, 12% said they had "significantly" done so and some had gone as far as to double what they earn.
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Men were three times more likely than women to lie about how much money they took home, the survey for lender FridayFriday.com found.
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More than half of those polled said it was wrong to discuss their salary with others, with 44% saying they only did so with people they trusted.

Young earners aged between 18 and 25 were found to be more likely to inflate their salaries to impress others.

A FridayFriday.com spokesman said: "Among young men especially wages have become an important status symbol, so it is perhaps not surprising that, when grouped together, the testosterone goes into overdrive and earnings are exaggerated."

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A third of workers lie about salary

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