Inspiring Stories From Ordinary People Who Took a Pay Cut on Purpose

In a February 2018 piece from Forbes, a reader wrote in with a dilemma. She needed to find a new job by year’s end, and after going on a couple of interviews, was lucky enough to be offered two. Unfortunately, they were both low-ball offers. She didn’t know if she should negotiate the starting salary, accept one of the offers as-is or simply walk away. The author responded, “I only know of one good reason to take a pay cut, and the reason is this: you have no better options.”

Although some might find this response to be true, there are a whole host of reasons to take a pay cut that have nothing to do with desperation.

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