Sid earns £100 each week. For a summer holiday bonus his boss gives him a choice between three schemes. Which would you choose?
1. A 20% pay rise today followed by a 20% pay cut in one week's time;
2. An £18 'one time' bonus;
3. A £2 gift each day for the next nine days.
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