I applied for jobs to start in September, one offered me a starting wage of M2 - I should be on M6 so I declined the offer. I'm now getting desperate for a job but am apprehensive to accept a lower pay grade. I think that morally we shouldn't be doing so as it is contributing to the decline in respect for our professional experience and skills. Out of interest, I also wonder if doctors, nurses and other public sector workers would tolerate this in their profession. Would you accept a pay cut to secure a job?