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wages,

n the compensation to an employee, agreed on by the employee and employer, for work completed by the employee.
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We are down on him for it, because, if he could bear his life without beer, we should save his beer-money--get him for lower wages.
No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer,so far, at an end, that he receives his wages in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord,the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.
Bushy's, we learned that he had given Marek's wages to the priest at Black Hawk, for Masses for their father's soul.
Jurgis was not in the least surprised at this now--he merely asked what the wages of the place would be.
I shall pay you wages for your work, such as we shall agree on.
Saturday night, he called upon me as usual for my week's wages.
Three ladies' maids had appeared to pass their examination, and had all, on coming to the question of wages, impudently declined accepting the place.
He again repeated the message and commission with which he was to go on his behalf to his lady Dulcinea, and said he was not to be uneasy as to the payment of his services, for before leaving home he had made his will, in which he would find himself fully recompensed in the matter of wages in due proportion to the time he had served; but if God delivered him safe, sound, and unhurt out of that danger, he might look upon the promised island as much more than certain.
It was his luck to meet a young man in what is technically called a 'dive,' and thanks to his monthly wages, to extricate this new acquaintance from a position of present disgrace and possible danger in the future.
All I had was nine roubles, I had to give seven of that to my servant, Apollon, for his monthly wages.
By the milliner, she was paid merely as a common sewing-girl, though her neatness, skill and taste might well have entitled her to double wages.
Ninety pounds a year are good wages, and I expect to have the full value of my money out of you; remember, too, that things are on a practical footing in my establishment--business-like habits, feelings, and ideas, suit me best.