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    20k

    A question; I've been reading some job offers on line and I don't understand the form used to indicate salary. e.g. does the letter "k" mean per hour ( 20k)?
    I know it is a stupid question but it can cause misunderstandings...
    thank you,
    Lucy

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    #2

    Re: 20k

    Hi
    k usually means thousand. 20k = 20 thousand
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    So, I'd assume 20k would be the annual salary. If you find a job offering to pay 20k per hour, let me know. I'd like to apply, too.
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    Re: 20k

    I wonder why it is so... I thought "k" could be a roman numeral but it is not...
    anyway, thank you very much!

    lucy

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    #4

    Re: 20k

    Quote Originally Posted by mitsuko View Post
    I wonder why it is so... I thought "k" could be a roman numeral but it is not...
    anyway, thank you very much!
    lucy
    K is short for "kilo," which is a measurement of 1,000 units.

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    Re: 20k

    ...and "kilo" comes from Greek, not Latin.

    A kilometre is 1,000 metres; a kilogramme is 1,000 grammes; a kilowatt is 1,000 watts; a kilovolt is 1,000 volts; a kilohm is 1,000 ohms; and so on and so on.

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