Jeffrey Fox advises that when given the option, one should take a higher salary over a lower one, point being that more pressure (among other things) is associated with higher pay packages.
It appears the level of pressure we are able to sustain is connected to our value in the market place.
Pressure causes growth, whether it be from the regulatory environment, competition or from the start up down the street. Allow me to suggest that we create pressure for ourselves, rather than allow the market create it for us.
Why don’t you create a better process, a more useful product, a better decision making system or simply get a better venue for the company get together?