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In need for a mathematical genius

I get paid weekly, so the company decides to move back a pay period a day back

for instance ..
week 1 is normaly Tuesday to Monday
week 2 is the change from Monday to Sunday **
week 3 is the new normal Monday to Sunday

while week 1 and 3 are normally 7 day pay periods, week 2 is a 6 day pay period, thus cutting a day.

I regularly work 5 days a week, with the new pay period on week 2 is obviously a 4 day work week given that I work M-F


** Since Monday is absent from the pay period because it got moved - the day is lost.

I've asked others about this and some say the pay off is at the end of the year, but still it seems pretty fishy sketchy to me.

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In need for a mathematical genius¬ ¬ I get paid weekly, so the company decides to move back a pay period a day back¬ ¬ for instance .. ¬ week 1 is normaly Tuesday to Monday¬ week 2 is the change from Monday to Sunday **¬ week 3 is the new normal Monday to Sunday¬ ¬ while week 1 and 2 are normally 7 day pay periods, week 3 are normally 7 day pay periods, week 2 is a 6 day pay period, thus cutting a day. ¬ ¬ I regularly work 5 days a week, with the new pay period on week 2 is obviously a 4 day work week given that I work M-F ¬ ¬ ¬ ** Since Monday is absent from the pay period because it got moved the the day is lost. ¬ ¬ some say the pay off is at the end of the year, but still it seems pretty fishy to me.

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In need for a mathematical genius¬ ¬ I get paid weekly, so the company decides to move back a pay period a day back¬ ¬ for instance .. ¬ week 1 is normaly Tuesday to Monday¬ week 2 is the change from Monday to Sunday **¬ week 3 is the new normal Monday to Sunday¬ ¬ while week 1 and 3 are normally 7 day pay periods, week 2 is a 6 day pay period, thus cutting a day. ¬ ¬ I regularly work 5 days a week, with the new pay period on week 2 is obviously a 4 day work week given that I work M-F ¬ ¬ ¬ ** Since Monday is absent from the pay period because it got moved - the day is lost. ¬ ¬ I've asked others about this and some say the the day is lost. ¬ ¬ some say the pay off is at the end of the year, but still it seems pretty fishy sketchy to me.

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Nothing is lost. Think of it like a piggy bank: every day you work, your employer deposits $1 into the bank. On mondays, you get paid whatever is in the bank (normally, $5 for the past week).
Originally, over 3 weeks from 1st monday to 3rd monday you get paid $15 for 15 days of work.
In the change you laid out, the "3 weeks" are only paid 1st monday till 3rd sunday; $14 for 14 days of work. 3rd monday is waiting in the bank for next week.

Hacksaw tounge
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lets say
week 2 I make 1000
week 3 with the new pay period I make 800
week 4-5-6 the new period resumes to normal and im back to 1000


where did the 200 go?

I forgot to mention payday is set on strictly fridays! that second week you lose that monday that came with the old pay period. thus your new pay starts on monday to sunday which means that week was accumulated starting monday the day was set back to the new pay period which was lost from the original start day on tuesday.

it seems like a financial math trick. .i dunno im missing something. .sorry ur piggy bank example does not really clear it up for me.

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So, I did up a calendar representation for you. The $800 is correct because the pay period is simply shorter.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13VH7eYT...

The spreadsheet shows four weeks, with the shortened pay period being the sage-coloured one. It has the days you work, and the theoretical pay you make.
The top colour in each week shows the pay period. The lower colours are the days you work in each pay period. Then what you are getting paid on each payday for the respective pay period.

You didn't lose any money, it is simply the shorter pay period. You were still paid for each day you worked.

Hacksaw tounge
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thanks padre.. your spread sheet checks out! although, if the pay period never changed I would have been on a consistent pay of 1000 (make a new spreadsheet and see the difference) , in the end I would of been paid 4k.

What bugs me is with the period change.. the pay week has been skimmed off one day with the " period change " so i feel like im cheated 200 dollars from that time..and ended up with 3,8oo that month.

does that make sense??

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Absolutely. I know it would suck for budgeting...

I think, if you were to compare the two different pay schedules, at the end of your time there, the last pay would have the 'lost' day, assuming you worked a full week.

Hacksaw tounge
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The lost day is practically banished in my ***pov. With what you're saying, I would have that missing 200 pay cut added to the following last pay totaling 1200, However I dont see that in there because once the new normal pay period resumes .. its still 1000k :/

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No on your very last pay, assuming you work a full week, it would have been 800, because you would not have the one day from the second week.
Now, on the new pay schedule, your last pay will still be 1000.

Hacksaw tounge
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*bye bye 200~flies away*

is this legal? I was reading that *According to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), a workweek is a fixed period consisting of seven consecutive 24-hour periods, 168 hours in total. *

in that case the period change scrapped that last 24 hours :/

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You would have to speak to a lawyer about that...
I know here in Canada it is legal.

But you didn’t/won't have lost any hours.... assuming you work a full Mon-Fri week when you leave the company, on the old schedule you'll have only worked four days (Tue-Fri) in that pay period.

On this new schedule you will get the full 5 days.

Basically this change in pay period just dictates when you would have the short pay period. Now as opposed to your last pay.

Hacksaw tounge
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Even so, this says the payout w/ that short change will be made up when you "quit/retire" im not counting dead cuz they dont get paid j/k.

BTW its not the first time its happened .. before about 3-4 yrs ago, the work period was "wed to tues".. then moved to " tues to Monday "

Aight man thanks for your input, i'll look more into the legality of this situation now that you gave me a much clearer picture. Consider this post closed

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