Yet another [tag-tec]workplace horror story[/tag-tec]. I hadn't intended on publishing so many, but my network keeps sending me amazing examples of why things need to change. I can't understand why a company would do this to someone, except where solely motivated by profit. At what cost should we be pursuing profits? "The business is located in Arizona and is a healthcare organization. My friend accepted a position with this company in Arizona to be close to family. He took a pay cut of approximately 20% because the move to Arizona was that important to him. The company for whom he was to begin work did not pay any moving expenses, etc. Three months after moving 2000 miles and accepting the job at a lower rate of pay, the boss informs my friend that he will be cutting his salary another 20% because of the "bottom line". The same day, a co-worker got a raise and a new employee was hired...at the same location. My friend is between a rock and a hard spot. Doesn't want to leave his family, has no contacts in AZ, and has suffered a total of a 40% pay cut in less than a year. Unfortunately, while this manager's behavior is morally reprehensible, it isn't illegal. My friend's work history is solid and stable, so job performance was never a factor. He has been exploited nastily, and has little recourse."