A colleague who was in a core product creation software team in our company is being moved to the software services team (not because of performance issues, but because they saw that she had family responsibilities and would find it difficult to continue doing overtime). The product team creates products which are the company's flagship product. The services team do software development and maintenance on projects that are related to the main product, and also other projects which serve as a side-revenue generation for the company.
She is worried of a pay-cut although her manager has not mentioned anything about it and she's nervous to ask him.
Do companies continue with an employees existing pay in such situations? Is there a percentage of difference in pay between product and service teams? I assumed that the services team would earn more because they bring revenue to the company. So can she in reality, expect a hike? :-)