My company has decided to "restructure" salaries throughout -- although I am sure that "throughout" is a very subjective term.
I'll find out tomorrow whether this is something I can live with.
The problem is that when you voluntarily accept a pay cut and the company lets you go a few weeks later, any Unemployment Compensation is figured on the lower salary.
Maybe I can get them to agree to a better release package (extended health insurance?) for signing on with the lower salary.
Not holding out much hope, though.
This comes at an inconvenient time, as I am learning to cope with a larger group of responsibilities than I have ever had in my life. Now it looks like I'll be learning to cope on a much lower salary.