The company I worked for and loved working for sold off my division/brand to a rival larger company roughly 4 years ago. At first we were romanced and told how much the new company liked the way we did business and that they would keep the status quo, that lasted a year. The new company then started making changes including slashing pay by 30% and they have been driving sales down seemingly on purpose but I think through ignorance. Over 50% of the local employees have moved on and the others are actively looking. I know many people have gone through the same thing and wondered how they dealt with it?