It's pay day!

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How frequently do you get paid?

Once per month
27
21%
Once per week
14
11%
Once per day
0
No votes
It changes (freelance etc.)
9
7%
Some other frequency
42
33%
I don't work
23
18%
Duck duck duck
11
9%
 
Total votes: 126

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby icanus » Tue Mar 16, 2010 8:51 pm UTC

1. Where are you from?
UK
2. What sort of work do you do?
Supply classroom assistant
3. How often do you get paid?
Weekly (my timesheet for th week goes in on the following monday, I get paid on the friday)
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, milk and potatoes?
Bank transfer.

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Giant Speck » Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:12 am UTC

Zohar wrote:1. Where are you from?
2. What sort of work do you do?
3. How often do you get paid?
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, milk and potatoes?

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2. Twice a month, on the 1st and 15th
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4. Direct deposit into my checking account
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Armadillo Al » Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:48 pm UTC

1. Where are you from? - Ogle County, Illinois - roughly 90 minutes' drive from downtown Chicago
2. What sort of work do you do? - Spreadsheet/database stuff for a manufacturing company
3. How often do you get paid? - Weekly
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, milk and potatoes? - Bank transfer (direct deposit), although I had a check mailed to me for the first six months

Technically, this is still a temp job - hired in March of '08, they said it'd be 2-4 weeks at the time, but I'm still here. They haven't hired me either, though...my boss has claimed hiring freeze, and looking at the economy and the fact that no one appears to have been hired here since, I don't doubt her.

One other good thing from this job: One day two summers ago, I got so bored I started browsing the fora here, so if it wasn't for that, you guys wouldn't be graced with my presence here. :)
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby LinuxPenguin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:10 pm UTC

Cane wrote:In the US, the employer is required to make up the difference if the employee's tips don't make the total compensation at least equal to minimum wage.


That varies by state. Some states require it, others do not. Just clarifying.
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Cane » Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:41 pm UTC

LinuxPenguin wrote:
Cane wrote:In the US, the employer is required to make up the difference if the employee's tips don't make the total compensation at least equal to minimum wage.

That varies by state. Some states require it, others do not. Just clarifying.

States can have a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum, but there is US law requiring employer make up:
US Dept. of Labor wrote:A tipped employee engages in an occupation in which he or she customarily and regularly receives more than $30 per month in tips. An employer of a tipped employee is only required to pay $2.13 per hour in direct wages if that amount combined with the tips received at least equals the federal minimum wage. If the employee’s tips combined with the employer’s direct wages of at least $2.13 per hour do not equal the federal minimum hourly wage, the employer must make up the difference. Many states, however, require higher direct wage amounts for tipped employees.
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby LinuxPenguin » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:00 pm UTC

:: suddenly thinks he was getting screwed at his old job ::

:: decides he really doesn't give a toss ::
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby tehmikey » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:05 pm UTC

1. Where are you from? - Texas
2. What sort of work do you do? - Software Engineering/Debugging and Problem Resolution
3. How often do you get paid? - Twice a month. 15th and last day of every month.
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, milk and potatoes? - Bank transfer (direct deposit)

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby The EGE » Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:25 pm UTC

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Zohar » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:00 pm UTC

Huh, no one's getting paid in produce.
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby PhoenixEnigma » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:02 pm UTC

Zohar wrote:Huh, no one's getting paid in produce.

I once worked a job where I got paid (partially) in pizza. Would that count?
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby PictureSarah » Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:02 pm UTC

1. Where are you from? The United States. Specifically, California.
2. What sort of work do you do? I'm a home visitor for Early Head Start, which is a federal, grant-funded social program. Basically I make weekly visits to at-risk families to support their parenting and family goals.
3. How often do you get paid? Once a month.
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, milk and potatoes? I have my choice between a check or a direct deposit into my checking account. I choose the latter.
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby PatrickRsGhost » Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:27 am UTC

I'm in Georgia, USA, and work as the administrative assistant for the Right of Way department of a major civil engineering firm in Georgia. We do a lot of work for the state department of transportation, as well as doing work for several counties and cities in the state of Georgia, with their own departments of transportation, or other similar departments.

I get paid biweekly (every other week) and I have my paycheck direct-deposited into my bank account. The company uses a payroll service that deposits the money into my account the afternoon before the actual Payday (Thursday afternoon, with Friday being Payday), and when I get up on Friday morning, the money is already in the account, waiting to be spent.

Someone else had mentioned that being paid biweekly is neat, because there will be two months where it seems like you get extra pay. While it may seem like it, in reality it would be no different than if you got paid on certain dates of the month. The only difference is that with the latter, there might be a three-week lull between paychecks, which can make it very difficult for those living paycheck to paycheck. If you pay for certain expenses on a per-paycheck basis, like I do with the rent to my parents ($300 a month, split by paying $150 per paycheck to make it easier for me), then there would be a paycheck where you would have an additional x dollars, but in some cases this can do more harm than good, especially for the people who depend on your money to help them make ends meet (neither of my parents work, their main source of income is my rent payments, the rent the tenants at my old house pay, and mom's disability checks, since she can't work, thanks to her vestibulopathy.).
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby EmilyR » Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:23 am UTC

:) Yesterday & today I'll be paid a total of 8 time! 4 cash in had, 1 cheque and 3 times straight into the bank :) 2 of the cash jobs are also heavy tipping ones.
Sometimes having lots of random jobs really works out!

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Khafji » Sun Mar 21, 2010 6:05 pm UTC

EmilyR wrote:☺ Yesterday & today I'll be paid a total of 8 time! 4 cash in had, 1 cheque and 3 times straight into the bank ☺ 2 of the cash jobs are also heavy tipping ones.
Sometimes having lots of random jobs really works out!


Ah yes, cash in hand, the timeless way to avoid taxes on both ends. Not that I have any problem with that, but I wonder if theres a way to tell how much this practice increased with the recession, might be interesting...

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby EmilyR » Sun Mar 21, 2010 11:50 pm UTC

Khafji wrote:
EmilyR wrote:☺ Yesterday & today I'll be paid a total of 8 time! 4 cash in had, 1 cheque and 3 times straight into the bank ☺ 2 of the cash jobs are ALSO YOU GUYS: heavy tipping ones.
Sometimes having lots of random jobs really works out!


Ah yes, cash in hand, the timeless way to avoid taxes on both ends. Not that I have any problem with that, but I wonder if theres a way to tell how much this practice increased with the recession, might be interesting...


It tends to be particular types of jobs that pay in cash, and other types that pay into your bank, with full-time/professional ones generally being the latter, and more casual ones the former. Which also tends to mean that if something pays well then you're probably getting the money straight into your bank, whereas if it pays badly it's cash.

The jobs I get paid cash for - dancing, bartending, tutoring - typically only pay £6-£10/hour, modeling pays a bit better and can be cash, cheque or into the bank depending on the job, while consulting is about £300-400/day and pays into the bank. So the largest payments for single pieces of work are for professional work and go straight into the bank, on the other hand casual work is more frequent, so overall contributes a high proportion, particularly with tips typically more than doubling the base pay for bar work, £150 for 6 hours behind the bar last week! :)

So during a recession the amount of regular work drops, and the amount of casual work goes up (but not by nearly enough to offset the drop in regular work), the trouble is capturing the change in the casual market - bearing in mind that during a recession a significant amount of casual work also goes. A lot of work goes into measuring and analysing grey markets, but we're still a long way from effectively modeling them.

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby crowey » Mon Mar 22, 2010 12:44 am UTC

1. Where are you from? UK
2. What sort of work do you do? Ph.D. student/TA
3. How often do you get paid? the majority of my pay comes quarterly, but I also get about £200 per month, because of a weird contract thing.
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, milk and potatoes? bank transfer

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby LinuxPenguin » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:50 pm UTC

WOOHOO!

Just got my first paycheck from this new job of mine! :D
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Khafji » Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 pm UTC

EmilyR wrote:It tends to be particular types of jobs that pay in cash, and other types that pay into your bank, with full-time/professional ones generally being the latter, and more casual ones the former. Which ALSO YOU GUYS: tends to mean that if something pays well then you're probably getting the money straight into your bank, whereas if it pays badly it's cash.


Minimally, the employer must at least contribute a 1099 MISC for any and all wages paid to non-employees. Are they handling that requirement properly? Do you end up with a large number of 1099 MISCs at tax day?

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby EmilyR » Tue Mar 23, 2010 11:58 am UTC

Khafji wrote:
EmilyR wrote:It tends to be particular types of jobs that pay in cash, and other types that pay into your bank, with full-time/professional ones generally being the latter, and more casual ones the former. Which ALSO YOU GUYS: YOU GUYS: tends to mean that if something pays well then you're probably getting the money straight into your bank, whereas if it pays badly it's cash.

Minimally, the employer must at least contribute a 1099 MISC for any and all wages paid to non-employees. Are they handling that requirement properly? Do you end up with a large number of 1099 MISCs at tax day?

I think we're probably exempt from that by virtue of not everywhere in the world being America, yet.

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Coffee » Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:54 pm UTC

1. Where are you from? Dallas
2. What sort of work do you do? Computer and network support
3. How often do you get paid? 1st and 15th of the month (Was tempted to invoke Mal and say something to the effect of "I do the job, and I get paid."
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, milk and potatoes? Direct deposit.
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Vandole » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:10 pm UTC

I'm from Ontario, Canada, and I work in Toronto. I'm a co-op student working as a developer/programmer for a javascript-based web app. I get paid bi-weekly, and I must take my pay direct deposit - my employer does not allow exceptions.

Previous employers have been bi-weekly (really popular in Canada), and one was cheque (strange, considering how large the corporation was, but it was a service job), the other direct deposit only. In general I think in Canada if you have a desk job working for an established corporation with a human resources department you'll get direct deposit, bi-weekly. Only people paid under the table, waiters, bartenders and strippers get cash here that I know of.
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby SecondTalon » Tue Mar 23, 2010 3:30 pm UTC

EmilyR wrote:I think we're probably exempt from that by virtue of not everywhere in the world being America, yet.
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby EmilyR » Wed Mar 24, 2010 12:09 am UTC

Vandole wrote:Only people paid under the table, waiters, bartenders and strippers get cash here that I know of.

Check, check and check! I pick all the right jobs! Plus tutoring is also cash in hand - most 1-2-1 work for the general public probably is.

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby joeframbach » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:21 am UTC

1. Where are you from? Pittsburgh, PA
2. What sort of work do you do? Staring at computer screens.
3. How often do you get paid? End-of-month
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, beer and potatoes? Beer or potatoes, but my choice. I usually alternate from month to month. Unfortunately this is potato month.

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby BigBoss » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:24 am UTC

1. Hermann, MO
2. Wash dishes/minor prep work
3. Once a week
4. cheque
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Re: It's pay day!

Postby Khafji » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:43 am UTC

EmilyR wrote:I think we're probably exempt from that by virtue of not everywhere in the world being Jesus Land, yet.


My apologies.

The UK equivalent is the P45 I believe, and a P60 at the end of the year if you are still being employed casually. In addition, UK law stipulates that you must have taxes and NI withheld even on casual pay.

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby EmilyR » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:02 am UTC

Khafji wrote:The UK equivalent is the P45 I believe, and a P60 at the end of the year if you are still being employed casually.

Although I'm not entirely clear on what the 1099 MISC covers in the US, the P45 (the summary when you leave a job) and P60 (yearly summary) for each job may be the UK PAYE equivalents.

Khafji wrote:In addition, UK law stipulates that you must have taxes and NI withheld even on casual pay.

Exactly, the requirement is on the employer to withold them before paying you; what you receive (in cash) is net of tax & NI, including (in theory) for tips although if done correctly there should be no NI and tax is done through PAYE. The P60s demonstrate that you don't have to pay further tax on them.

The key thing about this is I end up with multiple tax codes, and I'm not liable when self assessing for tax that's already been paid elsewhere. Plus, bear in mind that for the vast majority of UK workers it dosn't matter for them as they don't have to self assess their tax, so for them this dosn't become an issue even if they're doing part-time/casual work.

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Re: It's pay day!

Postby just-mark » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:15 pm UTC

Although I've now returned to being a student, last year during my year out to work at the university my answers would have been thus:

1. Where are you from? Aberystwyth, Wales (see location under username)
2. What sort of work did you do? Web editing through CMS (and finding weird and wonderful workarounds to make the CMS behave as a sensible CMS should) and the occasional developing/maintenance of web apps
3. How often do you get paid? Monthly (last working day of the month I believe it was)
4. Do you get a cheque, cash, a bank transfer, beer and potatoes? Bank transfer

The university use bank transfers for the odd times when I help at open/visiting days and I 'think' I get paid on the last working day of the month when I handed the claims form in :? Couldn't say for definite though.
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