CH：Hi Amy. How are you?
A: I'm fine. Do you have a moment to talk? There is something I'd like to discuss with you.
A: This is a bit awkward, but important to talk about.
A: It has come to my attention that you have been discussing salaries with some of your co-workers.
A: Marie in Marketing came to me yesterday. She was upset. She said that you asked her how much money she was making after the new raises were given out.
A: There are a number of reasons not to talk about money with co-workers or acquaintances.
A: I realize that you didn't intend any harm, but discussing salaries with your co-workers can create problems.
A: Unfortunately I just remembered a conference call that I have to take in five minutes. Would you like to continue our conversation over lunch?
CH: Amy, 你上午说最好不要打听别人的工资，这是为什么？
A: It can cause dissension among co-workers.
A: For example, if you and Marie have the same job title and job description and you find out that she is making more money, you might resent that and resent her.
A: That is a subject that you should ask your boss or someone in Human Resources.
A: That is exactly what everyone else should have said.
A: It's bad enough that you asked Marie, but you should never have mentioned her salary to anyone else.
A: I think you should apologize to Marie and assure her that you meant no harm. Then go to other people and ask them to keep the information about Marie to themselves.
A: Stay away from all private matters. Keep professional and personal conversations separate. And never talk about one co-worker with another unless what you are discussing is common knowledge.