Amanda and I made the salary pact. After several vague conversations that implied our situations may be similar, we decided tiptoeing around the compensation taboo was not helping either of us. So we promised to have these conversations, together, in an honest and open environment. To talk numbers, to ask questions, to figure out what we didn’t know, and how to fix it.
We married tough conversations and fun in the comfort of Amanda’s home. This alleviated the pressure of sharing private information in a public place. We discussed salaries and benefits, but we quickly found our roadblock: Retirement.