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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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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.
The current executives' pay packets include a three to five percent pay rise.
When Michael got his first pay packet from his boss Jimmy Hill, his workmates tried to tempt him to spend his wages at the pub.
It found that Google offered a junior salary of PS59,000, topped up with a PS14,000 bonus, while Microsoft provided a total pay packet of PS46,000, comprising a PS40,000 salary and a PS6,000 bonus.
Over one million working people will receive a pay rise today when National Minimum Wage goes up,Apprentices get biggest ever rise,Over Au1,000 increase in yearly pay packet for full time apprentice,
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.
By the end of last year the region's overall pay packet had fallen to PS23bn.
The UK's overall pay packet was PS52bn smaller last year compared to the eve of the recession in 2007, with total pay across Wales falling by over PS2.
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.
13m pay packet to be slashed when Mr Bolland takes over the reins, with one calling for a pay cut of at least 20%, according to the Sunday Times newspaper.
Support staff including porters, cleaners, canteen workers and telephone operators have asked their union, Unison, to prepare for a ballot on industrial action if their next pay packet does not contain back pay owed by their employers Sodexo.
I haven't been paid since my last pay packet from the amateurs in October.
A survey of 1,000 adults by City & Guilds showed that fewer than half stayed in a job because of the size of their pay packet.