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Episode 550: When Salaries Aren't Secret

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A screenshot from "Show Me Your Money," a British reality TV show where the employees at Pimlico Plumbers revealed their salaries.

A screenshot from "Show Me Your Money," a British reality TV show where the employees at Pimlico Plumbers revealed their salaries.

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In most workplaces, salaries are secret. But what if they weren't? What if everybody knew what everyone else made?

On today's show, we visit a company in New York that practices pay transparency — and we hear how it changes the dynamic between employees and the boss.

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