Taboo topics always take twists and turns. But, with the free-spiritedness of the rising millennial generation, topics our grannies wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole are casually tossed around without anyone’s notice.
You can play the millennial version of Taboo too—same old taboo subjects, new digital interface—so millennial.
Salary-sharing is one such new frontier out of taboo-land. In a recent survey, 30% of millennials said they’re comfortable discussing pay with others (as opposed to 8% of 50–70-year-olds). This can probably be attributed to millennials’ value of transparency, open communication, and being authentic.
Articles on the fading salary taboo often mention three terms that seem to be foremost in young employees' minds these days: wage gap, pay transparency, and equal pay for equal work. With pay transparency, the gender wage gap that has historically been wide open can finally narrow and "equal pay for equal work" becomes a reality, not a slogan.
Click ahead to see what other taboo topics are being tossed out!