When do you get paid?

edited 10 April 2012 at 12:39PM in Money Saving Polls
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edited 10 April 2012 at 12:39PM in Money Saving Polls
Poll started 10 Apr 2012, click here to vote
The days of a weekly cash paypacket are long gone for most. Most payment is now electronic, yet how and when you're paid still varies and a confused pay schedule can cause havoc if it's out of kilter with your bills.[/FONT]

When do you get paid?

Paid monthly: 1st week of the month
Paid monthly: 2nd week of the month
Paid monthly: 3rd week of month
Paid monthly: 4th or 5th week of month
I’m paid weekly
I’m paid fortnightly
I’m paid every four weeks
I work casually and paid as & when
No payday (e.g. self-employed / unemployed / retired / homemaker)
Other payment system

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  • torbrextorbrex
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    I work casually but I get paid for the work done on the 15th of the following month.
  • Last business day of the month
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  • aliasojoaliasojo Forumite
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    Last Friday of the month. (OH)
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  • socks_uksocks_uk Forumite
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    Last business day of the month

    Me too... that wasn't an option so clicked 4th or 5th week of the month.
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  • cleggiecleggie Forumite
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    3 times a year:

    i'm a student.
  • NaomimNaomim Forumite
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    15th of every month for me (unless weekend or bank holiday when it will be the earlier date) - 2 weeks in advance and 2 weeks in arrears.

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  • slashloverslashlover Forumite
    51 Posts
    Four weekly which is good when I have a pay where some direct debits don't come out of it.
  • TreedTreed Forumite
    92 Posts
    last working day of the month.
  • 23rd of the month for DH and 4-weekly (hate hate hate) for me.
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  • chog24chog24 Forumite
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    Like many others, I'm a last working day of the month, girl.

    There was one place I work which did the most useful and considerate thing ever for the December and January pay days and it's such a shame more companies don't do this. Their regular pay day was last day of the month, but in December, they paid us two weeks early (for Christmas) then to avoid having a really long gap until the next pay day, they paid a week early in January, then returned to normal in February (which is a short month anyway). This spread our salary payments out nicely (giving us two longish "months" just after Christmas) with the advantage of also paying us nice and early for Christmas so we could afford gifts. Whoever came up with that idea deserves a solid pat on the back and a bottle of Bailey's :)
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