Double Time


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Double Time

Payment of twice one's ordinary hourly wage. For example, a company may pay its waged employees double time if they have to work on Christmas or New Year's day. See also: Time and a half.
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As ministers were questioned on proposals to devolve powers to local councils to decide on Sunday trading, the Rt Rev Peter Forster said: "Would a useful reform be to go back to the good old days when people were paid double time for working on Sunday, then the shops wouldn't want to open, mainly?
Both my husband and myself worked for the NHS and for six years on the trot worked Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day for the princely sum of double time and a day in lieu.
In contrast, Asda are paying double time for both days.
Andanar added, 'Mayor Sara's pregnancy serves as a source of inspiration for the Chief Executive to roll up his sleeves and work double time in his fight against crimes and drugs.
That would mean Jovelyn Gonzaga will have to work double time and underrated hitter Nene Bautista and veteran Tina Salak will have to step up.
Oh, and for those not in the know, beasting is doing harsh sport, bulling means polishing boots, tabbing is marching in full kit, stagging is standing guard at a field camp and double time is running in kit.
THE German doctor who allegedly turned away a dying pensioner from hospital was on double time for his Boxing Day shift, it was claimed last night.