BETTER TO COMPARE SALARIES WITH COLLEAGUES, NOT FRIENDS
A new European study has found that those who compare their salaries with that of friends and family end up feeling miserable.
But most of us are preoccupied with what those around us earn, with a survey of 19,000 employees across 18 countries finding that only a quarter of respondents felt it was “not at all important” to compare incomes with others.
The report also found that those who compared their salaries with colleagues were happier than those who compared them with friends or other groups.
Researchers say that those who measure their success against their colleagues are more satisfied with life as it helps them to see how their career may progress.