So the Fuckhead Of The United States is having literally the worst first month of a presidential term and his big idea is a 2020 campaign rally in fucking Florida this weekend?
Oughtta just nuke the whole country, it's the only way to be sure at this point. Fucking Yanks.
Their software not only has a preference for left turns, it seems to calculate that saving 1000 feet by directing you to a left onto a busy major road without benefit of a traffic light is quicker than driving those extra feet to an intersection with a traffic light, where you may wait for the light, but at least you're assured of getting in a left turn some time today.
Obviously, but your salary is categorically not allowed to be covered by NDA
Because mine has been on several occasions.
Where are you that an NDA covers your salary? In the USA, where many folks involve a third party in preparing tax documents, not sharing your salary is impossible.
The key is to getting a good salary is to know what your work is worth, what people are paying for your skills.
This is Hard to find out. Also, to persuade people in a negotiation you need to be able to get some kind of source to be able to prove your claims.
It also varies between local markets, and near as I can tell, there aren't even companies I can buy this information from....
I agree early in a career this information can be hard to find. But by mid-career (5 to 10 years in), in addition to the resources mentioned in other responses, you should know the market for your industry and profession. If everything else fails, at the very least you have been discussing pay with your peers, right? RIGHT?
McDonalds knows what Burger King charges for a hamburger. (Heck, they also know what they pay their employees.) You should know what the guy or gal in the next office or cube is charging for their hamburgers. As for difference between markets, that's why you're comparing notes with the folks around you. The idea that employees shouldn't share salary is a myth started by EMPLOYERS who don;t want you to have that information.
As for sources or proof...I'm the source. "I'll accept this position for the benefits as outlined and salary of $Z per year." The proof is if they offer less than $Z, I don't take the job.
The lesson is to answer the _real_ question. When a hiring manager, or especially an independent recruiter, asks about your current salary or salary history, what they really want to know is, what are you looking for in _this_ position. And that's how I've always answered.
My most recent job search was coming from a employer known to pay below-market. But rather than complicate things with a response like, "I'm getting $X now but in my next position I'd like $Y," I'd just say "I'm looking for $Y."
But that also presumes I've properly assessed my position and am actually worth $Y on the market.
I like work; it fascinates me; I can sit and look at it for hours.