farmer....50% cut still gives him $12M. Right now he is making close to $500K. per WEEK. If a painter you hired today stole all of your wife's jewelry, and cash in your house would you have him back tomorrow if he cut his hourly wage in half?
He wouldn't be taking a pay cut because the rise in stock price would offset salary loss. A dollar is still a dollar made in salary or stock. One rubs the others back. Of course I would hurry if I we're him so he could convert those dollars into Perths or buffalos.