Have you ever had to take a step down in title and pay? How long were you able to not be the HNIC before you wanted to be in charge again? I recently had to take a step down from exec to sous and it only took a month before I stood in my kitchen realizing that not only did I want to be at the top, but I felt I belong there. It would be one thing if I were leaving an exec job to work for Ducasse, but I stayed on the same playing field. Any body have similar experience?