Whats your Salary?

A very good question right?

The two dreaded questions that should not be asked for a male and female coming up as posts in this web log in that order!!

In the modern era, you can get away by answering this question with a staggering amount by way of CTC ( Cost to company) – there are many things which you only hear but never enjoy – examples like food subsidy, loan subsidy which you dont require at all etc. A good number to flash around for show off reasons.

The Gross is the secret number which reaches your hand but wait – the tax man is waiting to chop it off – normally quoted for rating your “earning potential”.

The take home salary is the number you should be gaurding around and everyone is interested in. So hide this number with CTC, Gross, Nett, Take home and what not?

My closing lines for friends enquiring about my salary is – it runs into 8 digits – only I know how many zeroes are in front while the other party thinks of zeros on the otherside!!!

Last word was heard from Japan where the yen had reached such wrong conversion factors, joke was that salary was doled out in Kilogram bags full of yens – so it would be convinient to say ‘ I get 5 kgs of salary’!!!

So whats your number dude?


15 Responses to Whats your Salary?

  1. Prashanth M says:

    18 till I die – both my age & salary πŸ˜›

    there is a gaade in kannada — heMgasina vayassu kelbeda, gandasina sambala kelbeda – anta πŸ™‚

  2. rk says:

    Kai thumba Salary
    Makes Maney a Gallery

    Bombaat Salary
    Increases mai-alliro Calorie

    Wife’s life becomes flowery
    She gets tons of Jewellery

    Saaladiddare Salary
    Mai-ella Sala Ri!

    — bellur

  3. pegasus says:

    dude 8 digits is like 10 million… wow thats a huge huge sum

  4. Pegasus,
    The trick worked!!! Its 8 digits with 2 leading zeros!!! Am not affiliated to any political party, nor a relative of any poliltician to amass salary like that!!!

    So Money,salary,health,credit,love are all equated in some relationship – Great poem bellur…. if preaneshachar can add some more it would be too good. thanks for that nice poem.

    πŸ™‚ 18 till you get married sir. No personal questions please – ahem!

  5. Vani says:


    The fair sex isnt spared either…..nowadays that’s the one of the lines during the “other” interviews…

  6. Veena says:

    According to me, the salary or what ever is not even how much you get in your hand but how much is left at the end of the month.. should I call it poor bangaloreans??

  7. Prashanth, nice answer….and my answer also on the same lines πŸ˜‰

  8. some body says:


    “there is a gaade in kannada β€” heMgasina vayassu kelbeda, gandasina sambala kelbeda – anta”

    what about those that call themselves feminists? how does this gaade apply to them – do you ask them neither question or both? πŸ™‚


    ok eight digits. what is the timeframe? lifetime, per annum, per minute…? πŸ™‚ oh, and what units – peso or euro? this last one is a valid question to ask a globe trotting professional!

    jokes aside, is not a more germane qustion ‘what is your net worth’ rather than ‘what is your salary’? i am looking at this issue from an ‘arranged marriage interview question’ (srik’s?) standpoint (oops, looks like vani also alludes to this interview).


    a day will soon come when – if you say ‘fair sex’ – feminists will be after you as it contains connotations of a specific skin shade being more desirable ;-).

    – s.b.

  9. Vani,
    Sorry to have a different view here vani. This is the time where prenupitals are happening so it would be wise for both parties to know the financial constraings and plan. I woudnt find it bad at all since the brides parents already would have asked for everything except salary cert in short!!

    πŸ™‚ good thinking that means many people are paying salaries to their respective companies…

    These are people who cite rural example or urban example accordingly and escape. Fair sex… oops.

  10. bachodi says:

    I got this somewhere in internet … try sometime

    I’m the 827,656,146 richest person on earth!
    Discover how rich you are! >>

  11. Bachodi sir,
    The tool told me am RICH in heart but POOR in pocket. πŸ˜‰

  12. rk says:

    that link was fun!

    and some RICH in ART… πŸ˜‰

  13. RK,
    πŸ™‚ OK i stand corrected..

  14. some body says:


    i decree that salary should be expressed in zimbabwean currency! those numbers look really nice!

    – s.b.

  15. Some body,
    πŸ™‚ On a nicer note – I woudnt want to get the money in zim currency as they would loose out value very soon.

    Unfortunately the dollor itself is dropping which is causing the heartburn around the globe. Woudnt be surprised if RBI relents to devalue indian currency. Its already lost much of shine and value – try buying something for 1Re !!

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