1. pay: a payment or reward for goods or services or for losses sustained or inconvenience caused
2. paying: the paying or rewarding of somebody for goods or services or for losses sustained or inconvenience caused
Not only should the executives of failing banks not get any bonuses for their pitiful pecuniary performance, they should have reduced remuneration next year. Their salaries should only return to normal when their performance improves.
Sorry about missing last week. I was out on the mesa in Taos with no electricity (or water). I am headed out to the Mojave desert today, but should be in sunny Florida for next week's post!