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How people are paid




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The of a company may be paid once a week or once a month. If they are paid weekly, as is still the case with many unskilled and manual workers, the money they receive is called their . If they are paid monthly, it is called their .
people, for example lawyers, or consultants are paid a for the services they offer.
In the past, many workers received their wages in cash in a envelope called a pay or wage packet. Nowadays, however, most employers prefer to pay wages and salaries by cheque or directly into the employees bank account. This work for the wages clerk, and means that the employer does not need to keep large amounts of cash on the .