If a job offers you less money than what you asked for do you take it? I was offered a salary that would barely cover my rent and bills. I'm unemployed at the moment and have unemployment and severance which won't last more than six months. My friends say a salary is better than $0. What would you do? Hold out for something better or take it and struggle and exhaust all your savings? The job being offered is something I've done in the past, but not my dream job.