Ok ok, I haven’t even started my job, but that still didn’t stop Mona from asking me how much I am about to make, saying that she needed a man who was her partner financially as well as emotionally. We’ve been together 14 months. I had some kind of job for six of those months. Ok I get it.
And… it took me off guard.
I needed to get talked off the ledge a bit, primarily because I was sensitive about my income. My recent offer was 20% lower than what I made at my last full time position.
After some hesitation, I told her. And she was fine with it. I think. She said the way I’d been behaving was that it was much lower, in her interpretation.
And she told me hers. It was exactly what I thought she’d say. More than twice what I’m about to make, but I figured as much. No problem. I think.
Well, we broke that barrier anyway. Things are still ok. I think.