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Old 09-04-2010, 09:05 AM
 
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lets say you work in a certain dept. you're making say $50k. they come to you and say we're eliminating this department but you can stay with the company and work for a different department.(one that the company isn't getting rid of)However, they dont pay as much. Do most jobs keep you at your current salary or would you have to take a paycut when staying with the company??
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Old 09-04-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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I think if you're unhappy with the salary cut, then you should start looking for a new job. Quitting and applying to unemployment wouldn't help unless it was a very drastic pay cut. So be very careful.

I don't think there is a law (at least not in California) that says you can't get a pay cut. Employment is At Will in California. I don't know what state you're in- but I would guess that if you're not happy, the only recourse is to find another job. Good luck to you!
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Old 09-04-2010, 11:51 AM
 
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Whatever the company wants to do they will do. Not really up to you or any other companies way of doing things. Only thing you can do is not accept it or take it.
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Old 09-04-2010, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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Do most jobs keep you at your current salary or would you have to take a paycut when staying with the company??
To answer your question - No, most jobs do not keep you at your present salary. Various positions have their own pay grades and value to the company. If you move to a position below your current pay grade, you are paid accordingly, at the new lower level. This happened at my former employer during good times and bad. It's fair. Nothing to be done about it.
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Old 09-04-2010, 06:55 PM
 
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Whatever the company wants to do they will do. Not really up to you or any other companies way of doing things. Only thing you can do is not accept it or take it.
True, ohgreat. In years past, companies may have been reluctant to downgrade valuable employees. A good employee could take their experience and good work history elsewhere and find a better situation. Today, employers have the leverage. There is no shortage of qualified experienced people to fill positions. So, companies squeeze more for less out of their employees.
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Old 09-04-2010, 07:02 PM
 
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True, ohgreat. In years past, companies may have been reluctant to downgrade valuable employees. A good employee could take their experience and good work history elsewhere and find a better situation. Today, employers have the leverage. There is no shortage of qualified experienced people to fill positions. So, companies squeeze more for less out of their employees.
Hey spm good to see you back, I hope your job you have right now is keeping you above water. Still looking here, I jumped through hoops myself and got an offer for a job only if the company gets the contract they are going after. Been waiting for weeks now and hoping and praying it comes through as I'm down to 11 weeks left.

But back on topic yea I dont think it matters how things were before and I dont think you can compare companies and what they once did either. Its all going to be whatever the company wants to do with you.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:59 AM
 
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can an organization downgrade my salary grade as well as my salary?
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Old 05-31-2012, 03:09 AM
 
Location: California
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can an organization downgrade my salary grade as well as my salary?
Yes. Unless you are on contract, your pay can be cut, your salary can be downgraded, your position can be eliminated.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:07 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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We would in fact keep the salary the same in many cases, as long as the pay is still within the appropriate salary range for the lower grade. For example, if you are at the lower end of the higher
pay grade and the demotion puts you near the top of the lower pay grade there would be no change.
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Don't confuse the fact that your employer can put the screws to you that you have to take it.

If the cut in pay is sufficient enough (get it in writing for proof at at your appeal), and you attempt to adjust your grievance (do it by letter or email so you have proof for your appeal), you are within your rights to refuse the new postion and lower pay and collect unemployment.

Do the math and know that you might be pushed through appeals more than anyone should have to endure. I would have been working 20 hrs/week for $280/week, or staying home looking for a job for $240/wk. When I made that decision, I knew I'd get not just 26 weeks, but at least 52 weeks because the extension through 12/31/11 had already been passed. Then because of this site I learned about the phase out, and then knew I'd be getting 60 wks, and now I'm going to be getting 79, and hopefully 89 weeks. However, it took 11 months of appeals and another month to receive my first unemployment payment.
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