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    • Beyou
    • By Beyou 19th May 17, 8:54 PM
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    Ho long until first wage?
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    Ho long until first wage? 19th May 17 at 8:54 PM
    What is the maximum time you have to wait before getting your first wage? I'm guessing it's four weeks? I started work last Monday 15th just wondering I haven't received my contract yet. Anyway, should I get paid in 4 weeks time, or could it be longer?
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    • agrinnall
    • By agrinnall 19th May 17, 9:03 PM
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    It could be longer, for instance if your company pays at the end of the month but has a payroll cut off date in the middle of the month you might not get paid until the end of June. The only way to find out for sure is to ask. If you're suffering a cash flow problem you might be able to ask for an advance of wages.
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 19th May 17, 10:05 PM
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    I waited two months to get my first wages (when I was working). The simple reason was the paper work wasn't sent to HR dept on time and manager's holidays. It was good receiving double amount.
    • xapprenticex
    • By xapprenticex 19th May 17, 11:22 PM
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    • 19th May 17, 11:22 PM
    about 6 or 7 weeks missing cut-off date.

    Bank of mom and dad saved the day, paid back with 0% interest of course.
    • keepcalmandstayoutofdebt
    • By keepcalmandstayoutofdebt 20th May 17, 12:02 AM
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    • 20th May 17, 12:02 AM
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    • 20th May 17, 12:02 AM
    6 weeks quite a few times, increasing common/worse in the last 2 years I'd say.

    Nobody thinks anymore to co ordinate new starters with payroll.

    The no quibble were always most certainly the weekly paid jobs.
    "If you are caught in a rainstorm, once you accept that you'll receive a soaking, the only thing left to do is enjoy the walk"
    • TELLIT01
    • By TELLIT01 20th May 17, 7:28 AM
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    • 20th May 17, 7:28 AM
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    • 20th May 17, 7:28 AM
    It depends entirely on when the payroll system 'closes' to enable HR or finance to run the payroll in order to get people paid on time. Typically that will be a couple of weeks before the pay date. That can mean waiting about 6 weeks for your first pay from a new employer.
    • getmore4less
    • By getmore4less 20th May 17, 7:37 AM
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    • 20th May 17, 7:37 AM
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    • 20th May 17, 7:37 AM
    you need to ask for
    the pay period
    the pay day for that priod.
    any cutoff dates for time sheets and expenses.


    could be as much as 2 months for monthly in arrears with a month in hand.
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