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Numerous surveys have asked employees about remote work, health and wellness, and other topics since the pandemic began a year ago. Despite the rapid changes and workplace disruption, however, nearly every employee continues to work for one simple reason – compensation. Elements Global Services recently surveyed more than 2,200 employees from the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom about how the pandemic has affected compensation. As many as 65 percent of Americans surveyed said their income either stayed the same or fell in 2020.

Of those who said it decreased, the No. 1 reason was that they took a pay cut, as opposed to losing their job.

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