Imagine this choice: Keeping your salary as is, or taking a pay cut to help a few colleagues keep their jobs. Just how far are employees willing to go to help their co-workers during tough times?
Apparently, only so far. About 25 percent of folks who participated in our NBC News State of Kindness poll conducted online by SurveyMonkey and are employed either full- or part-time said they would be willing to take a pay cut if that meant a co-worker would keep his job. Nearly 20 percent said they would not voluntarily have their pay docked to save the job of a colleague.
Are we all a bunch of Grinches? Not necessarily.