I have completed the interview process with a new company and heard outstanding responses from those I interviewed with, they said they are going to proceed with an offer and would have it out within three (3) days. Late on day two (2) I received a call from HR director which he sounded very worried, he noticed on the application that I would be taking a pay cut and, to use round numbers, would be approximately $10k.
I truly expected to receive a pay cut as I am moving from a 65 hour per week on call 24/7 job to a 40 hour per week position at the new company. I would accept the $10k pay cut in a heart beat considering the upward opportunities at the new company and revised schedule but I don't feel I can tell him that point blank.
The HR Manager was extremely worried he would offend me by bringing the smaller offer and I was very gracious for his call and told him that it was a different position and a different end of the industry but I look forward to hearing what they can offer. Its now been a week and I haven't heard anything else.
What should I do to maximize my chances of getting the new job?