An "insider" told Perez "This is no surprise. One show was broadcast network; the other is basic cable. It's a different pay scale. It's not just writers; it's everybody. None of this is resolved."
It's hard to know what a pay cut is by their terms though. Conan O'Brien felt hard done by when he walked away from NBC and Jay Leno with $32 million last year. So much so, that he felt entitled to have the entire world feel sorry him. With $32 million in my back pocket I don't think I'd be able to contain my delight!
Maybe the poor writers with TBS will be cut to only $500,000 a year. Poor dears!