Your pay day quirks and rituals.

Mid to late 1941 and it is Yom Kippur, the most solemn fast day of the year in the Jewish calendar. Abu Loofkar is in his platoon's room at Assaye barracks in Tidworth, reading his prayers. The rest of the battalion have fallen in for pay parade. However, The paymaster sends an NCO to fetch AL since he has to be issued his pay. "I don't want it" AL tells the NCO, but the paymaster insisted, and down AL had to come.

Did the army have a set procedure for a squaddie that doesn't want to be paid?
They threw them in gaol?
 
The actual story came about as Moh was in a battle with superior forces so said that anyone who died in battle that day would go straight to paradise and all sins written off.
One of his bodyguard dropped the bag of raisons he was eating and ran into battle getting himself qualified.
one of Moh's generals counted out the remaining raisins and said he swapped 74 raisons ( Raisins) for a place in paradise.
It became mis translated and we wind up with what you have.

I do realise that the quote of the virgins is at best apocryphal, by my interpretation is funnier.
 
My Bold...............Have you considered the possibility that the virgins might all be 80 year old retired nuns, or deformed tribal out casts from the forgotten tribes of central brazil, or close relatives of Dianne Abbott, or even, the products of secret genetic engineering, discarded from the NASA blue book programmes of the 1960's ?
No. I have pondered however on the mathematics of it - where will they come from. i mean even on earth China is at a deficit of millions and India's been aborting them left right and centre. Y'know what? I reckon it's a scam.
 
Easier on the cash flow if you get paid every two weeks, imagine the pain if employees only got paid once per year
How is it easier on the cashflow?
You are still being paid the same. If there is too much month left at the end of your income, then you are living beyond your means.
We've all done in in the early days and particularly when interest rates were over %15, Christ, the socialists think today is austerity! I don't think being paid every two weeks would have made a blind bit of difference.
 
How is it easier on the cashflow?
You are still being paid the same. If there is too much month left at the end of your income, then you are living beyond your means.
We've all done in in the early days and particularly when interest rates were over %15, Christ, the socialists think today is austerity! I don't think being paid every two weeks would have made a blind bit of difference.
Look, take it from someone who lived for years being paid monthly and for the last 15 years or so has been paid once a fortnight. It is easier on the cashflow, it's nicer and contrary to Javaguzzisti's reckoning, you get more buck for your work. I salute you for managing on the monthly salary and assure you from experience that fortnightly is better - for the employee.
 

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The actual story came about as Moh was in a battle with superior forces so said that anyone who died in battle that day would go straight to paradise and all sins written off.
One of his bodyguard dropped the bag of raisons he was eating and ran into battle getting himself qualified.
one of Moh's generals counted out the remaining raisins and said he swapped 74 raisons for a place in paradise.
It became mis translated and we wind up with what you have.
His raison d'etre?
 
How is it easier on the cashflow?
You are still being paid the same. If there is too much month left at the end of your income, then you are living beyond your means.
We've all done in in the early days and particularly when interest rates were over %15, Christ, the socialists think today is austerity! I don't think being paid every two weeks would have made a blind bit of difference.

Try living from one month to the next, as a self employed sole tradesman, not knowing when your invoices will be paid, its a real eye opener, and teaches you how to budget, eventually having to go through thieving agency's and paying secondary pay company's, a bloody legal scam. I eventually retired after 35 years of being jerked about financially.
 
Look, take it from someone who lived for years being paid monthly and for the last 15 years or so has been paid once a fortnight. It is easier on the cashflow, it's nicer and contrary to Javaguzzisti's reckoning, you get more buck for your work. I salute you for managing on the monthly salary and assure you from experience that fortnightly is better - for the employee.
How is it better for the employee, I don't understand.
Look at it this way, monthly paid employees work a month in hand so if we decide to leave for whatever reason, you'll have a months wages to see you forward while looking for a job, fortnightly paid, you'd better get your finger out.
Do your bills fall every two weeks or monthly?
 
How is it better for the employee, I don't understand.
Look at it this way, monthly paid employees work a month in hand so if we decide to leave for whatever reason, you'll have a months wages to see you forward while looking for a job, fortnightly paid, you'd better get your finger out.
Do your bills fall every two weeks or monthly?
Monthly. As I mentioned there are 2 months each year when we get paid 3 times. It all adds to the sense of buoyancy. I agree with you in that I'm a firm believer in living within one's means. I don't have an overdraft and credit cards are merely a method of payment. I can vouch for the fortnightly system being easier on the old finances
 
I don't know why they do it but it's eminently more civilised and fairer for the employee.
For employment defined as a certain amount of hours per week, paid on a monthly basis you are paid 12 times each year. But paid on a 2 weekly basis, you are paid 26 times a year.
Compared to your "more civilized" world, that means you are getting the equivalent of 13 months of pay for the same 12 months of work.
As one who is paid out of LJonesy's hard earned tax dollars, I'm delighted with the system, which means there are two months each year in which I receive 3 wages instead of 2. A great boon to those who have monthly outlay such as rent etc.
You are so very welcome but I do expect some wonderful nudes of those fine IDF ladies to be posted as a "thank you"... I could also go for some matzah balls as well!
 
'Kin 'ell.
Grown ups seem to be able to manage living the whole month on one payment.
Do you pay off your major bills i.e. mortgage, fuel and light fortnightly too?
I mean, I've only been doing it that way for the last 40 years of my working life!
All my bills, such as they are in retirement, are timed to fall after the monthly pension payments are received and I know exactly what disposable income I have.
'Feast or famine'?
How old are you, 12?
The bills are paid off at the end and the beginning of the month. The wife's first paycheck tends to have the free money, which is nice because if things happen in life which they normally do that is where the wiggle room comes from.

But yes feast or famine, live like a king for a few days then back to the real world.

36!
 
Why would you assume that?
Because you yourself said in an earlier post that the first week you live like a king then as the month progresses into the second week you're already heading into pauper territory, that's why I think your fiscal strategy is off centre a tad
 

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'Kin 'ell.
Grown ups seem to be able to manage living the whole month on one payment.
Do you pay off your major bills i.e. mortgage, fuel and light fortnightly too?
I mean, I've only been doing it that way for the last 40 years of my working life!
All my bills, such as they are in retirement, are timed to fall after the monthly pension payments are received and I know exactly what disposable income I have.
'Feast or famine'?
How old are you, 12?
The bills are paid off at the end and the beginning of the month. The wife's first paycheck tends to have the free money, which is nice because if things happen in life which they normally do that is where the wiggle room comes from.

But yes feast or famine, live like a king for a few days then back to the real world.

36!
A few years back, I was living with a girl who was monthly paid whilst I was fortnightly paid, her wages paid for the bills and mine paid for the social side of things (obvs, I paid into the bill side of things, but mine was more for day to day living, shopping, going out etc)
 

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