Forgive the bluntness of your relatives, Chinese New Year gatherings are meant to be as loud as the firecrackers after all. Boisterous aunties and high-spirited uncles love to know what is going on with your life, and they mean well. What's a personal question or two? This year, LinkedIn shares a few tips on how to cleverly maneuver around sensitive topics while keeping the exuberant mood alive.
“How much money are you making?”
Tread carefully: “Use this as a conversation starter for a topic you are really interested in. ‘I earn enough to be able to continue my favorite hobby, do you know much about it?’ Don’t forget, success comes in many shapes and forms, and a high salary isn’t the only way to be successful.”