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A.Richard Allen
An English faux pas
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Apparently it's a big no-no to blurt out how much you're earning in Britain (well it is a trifle vulgar). The French too seem to have a bit of a hang-up about it (but with fairly fixed salary scales there it's easy to figure out how much your friends are getting). In all other parts of the world (so this article says) they're forever yammering on about their salaries. Sounds unlikely to me.

 I suppose the British manage to channel all that status conscious money talk into chuntering on about house prices.

This is for the Guardian newspaper's Office Hours recruitment section cover.
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