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10 Smiths News employees have taken the Breakroom survey. They told us the following about pay rates and more:
This table shows how hourly pay rates at Smiths News compare across the different types of jobs they offer.
10 employees told us what they're really paid in their jobs…
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This table shows how hourly pay rates at Smiths News vary between age groups.
What is the Real Living Wage?
The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.
What is the legal minimum wage?
The minimum wage is the legal minimum you must be paid per hour.
Most people are not paid enough to live on
Based on information from 10 job reviews
Everyone should be paid enough to live on.
The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.
People are not paid market rates
Based on information from 9 job reviews
Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.
No. People don’t get paid breaks
A good job should have paid breaks.
You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.
Yes. People get proper sick pay
Based on information from 7 job reviews
Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.
At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.
This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.
Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work
Based on information from 8 job reviews
Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.
People get paid by the hour
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