pay packet

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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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Last week, before things went belly up, we found out that they'd been taking our contributions out of our paypacket and just keeping that as well.
Craig, 50, also admitted he wouldn't be "horribly upset" if he got axed from Strictly because there might be a chance he would get a bigger paypacket at ITV.
Operating one of Britain's biggest jumping stables required Johnson to have upwards of 30 full-time employees during the winter, but while the payroll is reduced at this time of year and some staff have already moved to other yards, those still on the books are now confronted with the stark reality of not knowing where the next paypacket will be coming from.
His pounds 90,000-a-week salary has put off potential suitors but West Ham believe City will contribute towards his wages if they take him on loan - just as they continue to bulk up striker Craig Bellamy's paypacket while on loan at Cardiff.
But Ronaldo and Kaka ;OK, so anyone's head would turn for a whopping paypacket rumoured to be around $400,000 a week.
That is a large whack out of anyone's paypacket, and an immense amount for a pensioner to find.
Then came life's biggest windfall - my first paypacket.
Well an annual paypacket of 675,000 [pounds sterling]--more than double the 300,000 [pounds sterling] he was on at M&S--plus bonuses and benefits that will take the total to about 1m [pounds sterling] a year will surely have tempted him.
STEVEN Fletcher's chances of a move to Celtic could be wrecked by the 'gulf' between his Sunderland paypacket and the cash on offer at Parkhead.
Boro are not only unable to match that kind of paypacket, they would be foolish to try.
Whitehouse produced a pounds 20 note, which she claimed had been in her own wage packet, but when the number was checked against the list of banknotes from Ms Taylor's paypacket, it matched.
But nowadays you don't have to have a superstar paypacket to holiday like a celebrity.
But Ronaldo and Kaka ;OK, so anyoneeIUs head would turn for a whopping paypacket rumoured to be around $400,000 a week.
First we have the prospect of the chief executive of the culture company, Jason Harborow, making his exit with a reported final paypacket of up to a quarter of a million pounds.