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    My sister in law works for a printing company and was making decent money for not having a degree. The boss calls her in about a month ago and basically says you still have job, but we're cutting your salary $20,000. Needless to say she's looking for another job.

    Has this happened to anybody else? I heard the story and was really surprised. I'm not sure if it's a company wide thing or just her, but wow...



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    Re: Salary Issues

    Will they pay for her to take some classes at night or anything?



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    Re: Salary Issues

    What did she do?


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    Re: Salary Issues

    That is pretty s*****. She should be lucky though that she still has a job.



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    Re: Salary Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by zach View Post
    What did she do?
    Graphic Art work. Also involved in sales.



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    Re: Salary Issues

    The printing market is very tough right now(Last 2 years and gettign worse) so she may be better off to stay where she is if she plans to stay in printing because no one is hiring in that industry. Graphic artists are a plenty. Printers are going under daily across the nation. If you are a printer these days, you are either expanding or failing so a reduction in her salary doesn't surprise me.

    Also, Principal financial cut several employees saleries by up to 10% last year.

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    Re: Salary Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    Graphic Art work. Also involved in sales.
    Well my friend was one of the most talented and highest paid people in that field in a corporate office here in Des Moines. He got told to pack his bags. So, I guess she is lucky?


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    Re: Salary Issues

    First of all, sorry for your sis-in-law, that stinks. The good thing is that she still has a job. I can echo what others have said regarding printing. Things are not going well at all.

    Hopefully all goes well and for right now I would tell her to hold onto the job. She can search a bit but do not leave until something else is guaranteed!



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    Re: Salary Issues

    Did she ask her boss how much of a pay cut he/she was taking?

    She must've been making REALLY good money for graphic design/sales if she can take a pay cut like that and still be making over minimum wage.



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    The USDA dropped my salary last week when they came out with a crop report with made up numbers in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by twojman View Post
    Hopefully all goes well and for right now I would tell her to hold onto the job. She can search a bit but do not leave until something else is guaranteed!
    Yeah that's what's she's doing. A little bit of pay is better than no pay and she knows that. Maybe it will give her some incentive to get a degree, but she's got a young family and not sure if she has the patience. No guarantees that will help in the end anyway...


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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    The USDA dropped my salary last week when they came out with a crop report with made up numbers in it.
    Yeah but you farmers hide so much income anyway with all the different ways you can shield income with tax write offs...

    And before you go off on my, I'm a farm boy too....



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    Quote Originally Posted by kingcy View Post
    The USDA dropped my salary last week when they came out with a crop report with made up numbers in it.
    What's the big deal? You're a farmer. Put up another mailbox!


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    Re: Salary Issues

    Quote Originally Posted by Bobber View Post
    My sister in law works for a printing company and was making decent money for not having a degree. The boss calls her in about a month ago and basically says you still have job, but we're cutting your salary $20,000. Needless to say she's looking for another job.

    Has this happened to anybody else? I heard the story and was really surprised. I'm not sure if it's a company wide thing or just her, but wow...
    It's called a "free market" system. If the boss doesn't feel she's worth what they are paying her anymore... too bad.

    It stinks, but that's the way it is. Obviously they aren't doing well and need to make cuts.



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