H got a new job. It's an account manager/sales rep type position. When he met with the owner, he was promised a certain amount of money as a base, and then he'd also get commission. The guy specifically told him, "You could come in here and do nothing and I can promise you at least $X." So commission would be on top of that base.
Well, he got his first paycheck today. Basically what it breaks down to is $10k a year less than what he was told he'd be getting. When he asked the owner (his boss) what was up with that, he said that with commission he'd be up to what he was originally promised. I don't think even with commission he'll be able to make up the $10k, and he was expecting that much more on top of a base.
This just sucks and I feel so bad for him, there weren't any contracts signed though, so is he just screwed? He wouldn't have walked away from his other job if he knew it meant such a big pay cut (without factoring in commission, we're talking 50% of what he was making). He was expecting to break even the first year and grow from there. He can't go back to his old job, and he really wants to work for this company, but at the pay he was promised. WWYD?