Anthony 4 Questions 3 Answers 1 Best Answer 29 Points View Profile 0 AnthonyAdjunct Instructor Asked: August 8, 20202020-08-08T19:54:29+00:00 2020-08-08T19:54:29+00:00In: Company What are the negative effects of getting a high salary? 0 What are the negative effects of getting a high salary both high and low salary negative effects of salarysalary Share Facebook 1 Answer Voted Oldest Recent Asquestions Editorial Staff Cape Coast, Ghana 186 Questions 75 Answers 14 Best Answers 1k Points View Profile Eric Adjei Full Professor 2020-08-08T19:56:59+00:00Added an answer on August 8, 2020 at 7:56 pm can answer, since i’m in the six figures and my wife too in Europe. (Salaries are not that high in Europe because you get social protection from the state, so even 100 000k in France is already a really good revenue). Don’t tell me wrong this is really cool because I don’t need to restrain myself and I live very comfortably. But at some point, I started to loose touch with other people. I mean my life was so different that it created problems. A few example : My wife wanted to contact back a women she befriended with and who left the Paris region. We had very few news but since we were going to pass by her region we stopped and were received. Unfortunately her life had turned for the worse with a divorce. And she was struggling. She new us when we were recent grads so we were still living modestly. During the whole week end I was wondering “shit if she knew how we were living, she would not understand”. The daughter of this women was clearly revolted against her situation (understandable) ans spoke about people earning 2000 Eur a month like if they were rich. Once again I tought : “Shit, if she knew how we do live, she would want to kill us”. This was very uncomfortable. And our lives were so different that even helping meaningfully was not easy. I could give out money but this would not make any difference in the long run. I could not give a job or any real advice that would be relevant to her case as I had never been in such deep shit in my life. At first, I was the boss but my collegues viewed me as someone of their team. I took lunch with new hires and was accessible. I did not change (or so do I think). But they did. Now they see me as the boss, not as someone of the team (which has grown a lot). Turns out I would new everything happening around me and sometimes we are the last to know. (I’m speaking about the top managers. We managed to keep things very friendly on top but clearly not vertically. But the fact is that between people from the top we started to have conversations about our last vacation in cool places or art, or stuff like that. And young employees did not project in that world. We were like them a few years ago but they do not see it this way. Well not like them. I never doubted I would one time be part of the “club”. They don’t beleive they can succeed in getting admitted to it. Among my friends. I see more and more people who are like me. Other friends I do see less. We do “errors” without wanting it. Like on time we were asked by a couple of friends about the entrance price of a national park in the US. And we answered “not much, like 40$, we don’t remember exactly”. Wrong Answer ! Altough they were far from poor. 40 USD did matter to them. When going back to my family (they do know I’m successful tough not the exact details except for the close family) the same happen. I’m starting to have trouble to understand what’s happening. I mean from an abstract point of view I can but I’m removed from that world at least temporarily. Asked about the Gilet Jaunes I once said they were scumbags. This was mostly what people around me tought especially in Paris. Well not the answer that was expected from me. So now, I’m part of the capitalist asshole club. I never wanted to enter that one, but since I got a membership card now. 0 Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on LinkedIn Share on WhatsApp You must login to can add an answer. Username or email* Password* Remember Me! Forgot Password?