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The Right Salary


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The salary that people receive for their job varies according to a number of different factors. Some people think these salary differences are fair, whereas others think the opposite. There is no doubt that the salary that people get is dependent on many factors, but what is not widely agreed upon is whether all these factors should determine someone’s salary or not.


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  • responsibility (noun)
  • responsible (adjective)
  • knowledge (noun)
  • experience (noun)
  • demand (noun)
  • supply (noun)

The Question

Try and have a conversation for 2-3 minutes answering the following question.
Why do you think some jobs pay more than others?

Additional Questions

Keep the conversation going with these follow questions related to The Right Salary
  • How do you think people working in a low salary job can increase their salary?
  • What do you think is the most important factor that goes into how much someone gets paid?
  • What jobs do you think are overpaid? Why?
  • What jobs do you think are underpaid? Why?

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