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pay packet

1. Literally, an envelope or small parcel containing an employee's earnings. Primarily heard in UK. Back when I started working here, before online banking and direct debit, everyone got their pay packet put in their hand at the end of each week.
2. By extension, a person's salary or rate of pay from an employer. Primarily heard in UK. The public outcry has been immense over revelations of the charity CEO's outrageous annual pay packet.
See also: packet, pay
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But that will dwarf this year's pay packets - leaving some stars pretty Grumpy.
If the Accies boys remember anything from last week, I hope it's not the potential for a bigger pay packet but the honest recollections of a man who once had the world at his feet.
General secretary Frances O'Grady said: "Over the last five years, people have taken a massive hit in their pay packets, while millions more have had to reduce their hours or take lower paid work.
3bn was lost from Welsh economy through job losses and shrinking pay packets.
Pay packets across the region are now on average 5% lower after nearly six years of sluggish growth and recession.
The current executives' pay packets include a three to five percent pay rise.
Bill Gates's pay packet, with 43% of the votes, is the one that we really, really want - more than four times the votes achieved by Posh and Becks combined, with just 10%.
The bonus is the golden egg of many executives' pay packet as some executives can more than double their basic salary," said Prashant Tandon, lead analyst for the report.
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Which is why most of us here in Wales can only dream of taking home a pay packet with PS110,004 on it.
According to EPI, the average CEO pay packet was 14.
THE West Midlands' overall pay packet was over PS5 billion smaller last year compared to the eve of the recession in 2007 - with total pay across the region's economy shrinking by nearly ten per cent, according to a TUC analysis.
New figures from the Office for National Statistics show the average weekly pay packet was PS464 in February - compared to PS480 in the same month last year.
However, it is understood bonuses had not been received last week, so the payments were likely included in this month's pay packet, on December 16 - six months late.
And the post, at Budweiser, comes with a hefty pounds 10,000 pay packet for just six days work.