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Ivan Fadeev
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 2:28:34 PM

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I have worked in my new position for 1 week now that why I haven't received a salary yet.

Does "a salary" make sense here? It sounds to me as if I mean that I haven't received any salary ever in my life.
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 2:46:18 PM

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AmE: A person would say they hadn't received a paycheck, yet.
Perhaps the wording would be something else in BrE.
Sarrriesfan
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 3:59:13 PM

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Wilmar (USA) 1M wrote:
AmE: A person would say they hadn't received a paycheck, yet.
Perhaps the wording would be something else in BrE.


I ‘d say I hadn’t received any pay yet.

Pay is so commonly used that even the Government benefit for people unable to work through illness is called Statutory Sick Pay.
https://www.gov.uk/statutory-sick-pay
Wilmar (USA) 1M
Posted: Monday, April 5, 2021 8:47:19 PM

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Or,
I haven't been paid, yet.
Jyrkkä Jätkä
Posted: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 12:51:00 AM

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Salary and wage are more like deals between you and your employer, the deals on how much they PAY you every month/week, or whatever interval.

Let's say your salary is 3000 euros a month. Then you make some overtime work, attend to a project not belonging to your basic work, you get some extra. In the end they pay you 4300.
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