Wich one is better, salary or hourly wage?

by on November 1, 2008

I was thinking one day about how much I am getting paid. I get only 24 paychecks supposedly one every two weeks, right? Wrong!!! If we do the math then it should be 48 weekly paychecks, but there are 52 weeks in a year. Another form of BS that all these financiers and their complex math formulae are pulling on us. We lose over a year, those of with salaries, an entire month. Therefore for my next job I will negotiate differently. Since I am getting only 24 checks I divided my entire salary to 52 weeks. And that result I divided to the hours that I am working and getting aid for. Which are 35, because if I do overtime I get 1.5 hourly only if I exceed the 40 hour mark. And I did some overtime and the hourly rate was still the same. Therefore my advice is to pay attention when you negotiate your money, keep in mind what I wrote. The year has 52 weeks not 48. Now I am not a wizard at this thing, but I feel that if a person negotiates his wages hourly with paychecks at every end of the week, he or she will earn more money.

Feel free to argument or disagree with your comments.

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Thomas March 1, 2011 at 9:33 am

I disagree. you forget the vacation =)

LOL April 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Dude, there are normally 26 pay periods per year when you get paid biweekly (52 weeks/ 2 weeks per pay period = 26 paychecks). Since you get paid every 14 days it is possible to have 27 paychecks (26 x 14 = 364) and a year has 365 or 366 days). This occurs every 11 or 12 years. Years are never shorter, so you will not have a 25 pay period year and DEFINITELY not a 24 pay period year.

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