I can't do this....

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by Lil, Jun 21, 2016.

  1. A dad

    A dad Active Member

    Is it common to get payed every week or 2 weeks in USA?
  2. Jabberwockey

    Jabberwockey Well-Known Member

    Either is fairly common although a good portion of employers have gone to two weeks due to savings.
  3. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    What Jabber said. In my work I see paychecks from various companies all the time and I'd have to say every two weeks is the most common pay period. Some employers, usually smaller ones, do pay every week and some do two times a month (on the 15th and last day of the month, or something similar). It isn't uniform at all and no regulated in any way.
  4. InsaneCdn

    InsaneCdn Well-Known Member

    Ditto Canada. Most people here are paid either bi-weekly (every second week), or semi-monthly (twice a month, usually 15th and last day of the month).
  5. Ironbutterfly

    Ironbutterfly If focused on a single leaf you won't see the tree

    I get paid once a month, as I am considered Professional; then they pay clerical and others every two weeks.
  6. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    They used to pay government workers one a month. I loved it. Once you got used to it, you paid your bills all at once and then you knew what was left for the rest of the month. I didn't think anyone but the military still paid that way.
  7. Jabberwockey

    Jabberwockey Well-Known Member

    Unless they've changed, the military pays twice a month.
  8. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    When husband was in the military (80's), they were just switching to offer the option of 2x monthly pay. husband was used to monthly pay so stuck with it.

    I worked for a local national company in Germany and was paid monthly. Gov't pensions are paid monthly as well.
    As a civilian employee, I was paid weekly, biweekly, or semi-monthly. The only one I hate is weekly: the pits to budget for.
  9. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    it is up to the company, if private, when its employees get paid. I get paid every other Tuesday. In the U.S. most people work non government. It used to be that government jobs paid good and had nice benefits Since my daughter is going into law enforcement, I hope the benefit part still stands. Even in Right To Work union banushing states like Wisconsin, the police and fire fighters are considered worthy enough to keep their benefits. Teachers up here...not so much. Teachers took big hits when unions took big hits. I know many teachers who did great things for my kids, and they are unhappy and even alarmed.

    Sorry to get off track.
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  10. GoingNorth

    GoingNorth Crazy Cat Lady

    Yep, there's no law that says how often or when a private company pays its employees, just that it pays them.

    Tuesday's a bit weird though. Usually it's Wednesday or Friday IME.
  11. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    He starts tomorrow at 8 a.m. That works well, I can drop him off before I go to work. Fingers crossed.
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  12. pasajes4

    pasajes4 Well-Known Member

    This is a good thing. Try not to lecture him on the way to dropping him off. I am guilty of this and it is not heard in the same spirit in which it is given.
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  13. RN0441

    RN0441 100% better than I was but not at 100% yet

    Seriously it all goes in one/out the other anyway. They tune us out.
  14. okie girl

    okie girl Active Member

    Crossing my fingers Lil and Jab. Hope he sticks with it. Prayers being sent
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  15. 1905

    1905 Well-Known Member

    Hopefully all is well!
  16. Ironbutterfly

    Ironbutterfly If focused on a single leaf you won't see the tree

    Keeping fingers crossed....
  17. so ready to live

    so ready to live Active Member

    and toes.
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  18. in a daze

    in a daze Well-Known Member

    Best wishes and hoping he doesn't give you a hard time tomorrow.
  19. Lil

    Lil Well-Known Member

    No problems getting up and around. Dropped him off at 7:50 and was late to my own job...but no one really cares a lot about that. Fingers and toes appreciated. :)
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  20. ForeverSpring

    ForeverSpring Well-Known Member

    I so hope this is something he likes and sticks with. Hvery a good day. I have to get to work too!