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My husband works a 2 weeks on 1 week off. He is on salary and gets paid fortnightly. He works extra hrs on his 2 weeks to allow him to have 1 week off with pay.
If you are doing Wednesday to Tuesday, really you should get 4 days pay one week (wed-sat) and then 3 days pay the following week (sun-tues)
If you think of it like a regular job- there are 7 days in a week but you only work 5. You only get paid for 5 days, not your two off.
If you're salary it doesn't matter- your pay will always be the same every cycle. Otherwise you only get paid for the hours you work.
Youll find alot of mining jobs are paid monthly.
However having 7 days off in a row every 2nd week can be quite attractive to some.
My hubby did 3:3 out of the country. He got paid only for the 3 weeks. Not the 3 he was home but worked out because the pay was massive.
In a huge Mining in Papua New Guinea, Barrick Gold Limited, you get paid when you are on-site and you also get paid when you are off-site as long as you are a National or International Hire. If you are a local hire, meaning you are not on FIFI or DIDO provided by the company, you are only paid for the hours you worked. Employees come under different categories. A domestic or local hire is not paid when he is on break. A elite being hired on qualifications and is on FIFO or DIDO, is still paid during his break.
You only get paid for the hours you are physically working. You do not get paid for your time off.
You get paid for the hours you auctually work. I don't understand why you would expect otherwise.
7days on and 7 days off is pretty much the same income as a regular 9-5 job because they generally do the same hours as two weeks squashed into one.
Some like the idea of 7 days off in a row but in reality once you add in travel for fifo and the time they usually spend catching up on sleep the 7 off goes fast. Hopefully you don't need to pay for any travel whatsoever as even travel to our closest airport adds up fast.
3 weeks on (or more) 1 week off is the roster seen as making good money.