When I first started work at Kodak in 1986 you were given a choice of being paid weekly or four-weekly (they were still on their 13-period-year system at the time). One of the things about getting 1/13 of your pay each time was that there was always a month coming up to Christmas where you would get paid twice in the same month, which felt excellent.

Sadly they moved off their 13 period system on or about 1988, to harmonise with the rest of the world.