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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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The TUC report says shrinking pay packets are bad for workers and local businesses.
"Hopefully we can get on with playing football and not worrying about our next pay packet."
WORKERS in Powys clock up more hours than anyone else in North and mid Wales -- but people in Flintshire take home the biggest pay packets.
Pay packets in the North have suffered from manufacturing's woes.
Sam Laidlaw, chief executive of Scottish Gas's parent company Centrica, got a pounds 1million bonus in his last pay packet, taking his yearly earnings above pounds 2million.
Workers' pay packets were just 3.7% higher during the month than in March last year, according to payments group Voca.
Why do actors persist in trying to make out that the daft characters they get paid millions to play are all about "art" and not about the big fat pay packet?
The magazine added this was as a result of the sale of his production company to ITV last year as well as his BBC pay packet.
Rachel, who lives in Ayrshire, explained: "My April pay packet was less than it should have been.
You've probably never even heard of the young pop star who has the biggest pay packet. And who'd have thought that Manchester United's David Beckham is nowhere near the top of the highest- earning footballers?
And it was also reported that the Russians offered the Argentine (left) a PS24.6m annual pay packet after tax.
The money could have been diverted into far worthier causes than topping up even further, Sir Terence Leahy, the Tesco boss's pounds 5million-plus pay packet. Sad to see Labour siding with the Tories and buying the mince from the British Retail Consortium - ie the big stores' trade union - that Sainsbury's, M&S and the rest would all retreat south of Hadrian's Wall.
The average pay packet runs out after 23 days, leaving hard-pressed families to rely on credit cards and overdrafts for more than a week.
Salmond has said he will keep his promise - and will today reveal which pay packet he'll keep.
"Why not cut the pay packet of those workers and save us all some hardship?" The figures released in a parliamentary question by Phil Hogan show the 237 local authority workers include "city and county managers, assistant managers and directors of service".