Keep This In Mind When Negotiating Salary

Mean people make more money:

It may not pay to be nice in the workplace.

A new study finds that agreeable workers earn significantly lower incomes than less agreeable ones. The gap is especially wide for men.

The researchers examined “agreeableness” using self-reported survey data and found that men who measured below average on agreeableness earned about 18% more—or $9,772 more annually in their sample—than nicer guys. Ruder women, meanwhile, earned about 5% or $1,828 more than their agreeable counterparts.

Wouldn’t this then predict that QA should be by far the best compensated sector of the IT industry? Well, it would, but come on: We all know too many QA people who are too nice and let the developers get away with anything. They’re dragging our average down.

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