Should you consider taking a pay cut?

Scissors cutting paycheckBY ALLISON KADE

When evaluating a job, there are many different factors to consider in addition to salary. There’s the job itself, your level of responsibility, your title, potential for future growth, and so on. There are also compensation perks like vacation time, bonuses and company equity to factor in.

So, should salary be your primary focus? Is there ever a good time to willingly take a pay cut? We spoke to HR experts and real people who have been through it before, to learn when it is — and isn’t — worth accepting a job at a lesser salary.

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