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In the United States your pay is part of your identity. This is much different than around the world. We view our worth based on our income and wealth.

Also, we tend to think that those with money are “smarter” so we inherently trust their wealth over skill/experience.

I lived in China for a year, and I can tell you that they are actually quite similar to the US in terms of wealth = intelligence. It creates more problems for them as there is a lot of artifical wealth (long story)… but the difference is their collectivist attitude on salaries for rank and file workers… they think that everyone should make the same, regardless of skill. Everyone gets the same raise… I left because they wanted to give me the same raise as all the other idiots with no experience and less duties… yada yada, jbear would probably go to jail for going on a murder spree