"Would you walk into a library, or bookstore, searching for information, and ask everyone how much they're paid? <G>"
Kuki, in all fairness to Felway, he/she did not ask you *how much* you were paid, just *if* you were paid. I was taught never to ask questions that could be deemed too personal in nature so I'm always glad when there is someone else in the crowd bold enough to do it for me:-) If Felway had asked how much, I would have winced. He/She only asked "if" and I have to admit, it made me curious. Of course, I'm also the same person who loves the yearly Parade Magazine issue that that lists different kinds of jobs and the annual salary for each job -- simple human curiousity, that's all.