They immediately enquired how much I was earning
Yes, it is a normal thing to do. I think it is to check your status, are you below or above them but I do not know for certain.
It is annoying as well that a secretary 'make tea and type', you should have called yourself a P.A. or whatever the funny title people use these days.
Actually, just a thought, There is a massive thing in Lithuania about position, if you are a director of a company, you are up there with God herself.
And all you have to do is have 3000 euro in the bank for half an hour.
Just on the topic of how different cultures have different emphases on different things, I have met quite a few people that did not know their age, in Nepal and Africa. It struck me because we Europeans and Americans put so much emphases on age. So now I do not really care about aging, I just think of the people whom I have met, that could not care less and why would they.
Freedom of speech, and all that shite.
Ha ha ha ha, that made me laugh