I have to ask myself this. Would I honestly take a pay cut at my job just to please everyone? Naahhhhh lol
Question is not if you would do it to please, but would you take a paycut or be fired?
Lets say you make 80k a year. You know that you get paid a lot better at your current employer than most of the competitors offer. You boss says, we have to cut back....we have to cut your pay to 65k or your fired. Meanwhile, you have pretty good evidence the competitors you would go to for a job are only paying 60-65 for what you do?
Do you leave to make slightly less most likely?