In my discussions with my potential employer, I was told that there was a specific cut off point regarding the upper level of pay for my position.
If I passed this cut-off point, my boss's boss would have a higher level of expectations for my performance. Specifically, the amount of revenue and profit my group brought in. The difference between the minimum amount I was expecting for the position and the cut off point is about -5%; i.e. if I took 5% less pay I would have less of a "bogey" on my back.
As this would be a new firm, new group, etc... I'm wondering if I want that pressure when I start the job. I have many industry contacts and expect I can bring on new business, but with the new baby coming, etc... maybe it would be wiser to accet 95% of my minimum?
Any advice you can offer I would be grateful to receive.