Reducing expat compensation seems to be another sign of the times as companies are trying to cut costs in every area possible. While I didn't think 2.5 times base was excessive, the amount was still reasonably generous. However, at a compensation of 1.8 times base, we might have lost money living overseas and therefore, it would have been a more difficult decision on whether to accept the assignment.
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