BET­TER TO COM­PARE SALARIES WITH COL­LEAGUES, NOT FRIENDS

Sunday Herald Sun - Body and Soul - - NEWS BITES -

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.

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