Recently a friend of mine was given an ultimatum by her employer. They gave her two options. Option one would demote her position from salary to hourly. She would still be required to carry the same work load but would not receive the same pay as before. The pay cut is almost equal to unemployment benefits. Option two would be to get laid off. She is very sadden and distraught by this because she has been a faithful employee who has risen above many obstacles with the company, Demonstrating strength and perseverance along the way, being honored and recognized for her achievements, and also being promoted 3 times. She asked me to do this post to get feedback from the unemployed community. Should my friend take option one or two? They gave her one week to decide. Your feedback will help my dear friend put this situation into perspective. Thanks and God Bless.