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    in hand

    hello

    can you tell me please the meaning of "in hand" at the context below?

    This is a weekly paid post and you are required to work a week in hand.

    thanks!

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    Re: in hand

    Quote Originally Posted by dictos View Post
    Hello

    can you tell me please the meaning of "in hand" at the context below?

    This is a weekly paid post and you are required to work a week in hand.

    thanks!
    It means that you don't get paid the first week.
    Please give correct information in your profile.

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    Re: in hand

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    It means that you don't get paid the first week.
    Please give correct information in your profile.
    thanks for your reply

    so I can use "in hand" any time I want to say what? which is its synonym?

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    Re: in hand

    I have never seen this phrase before. I would have no idea what it meant. I would have guessed it meant something like "job shadowing" or working side-by-side with someone else who already does that job.

    (It would be illegal in the US to have someone work unpaid for the first week, so perhaps that's why.)
    Last edited by Barb_D; 23-Dec-2013 at 14:36.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: in hand

    Quote Originally Posted by dictos View Post
    thanks for your reply

    so I can use "in hand" any time I want to say what? which is its synonym?
    Before we answer any more of your questins, please correct your profile information.

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    Re: in hand

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Ah, I see. That's actually quite standard in the US. I understand now that it's not that you work without pay but that your pay is delayed. Thanks.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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