wages


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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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The workers will emigrate in pursuit of the factory, but they will multiply faster than they emigrate, and be told that their own exorbitant demand for wages is driving capital abroad, and must continue to do so whilst there is a Chinaman or a Hindoo unemployed to underbid them.
The favours and benefits that I have promised you will come in due time, and if they do not your wages at least will not be lost, as I have already told you.
It has converted the physician, the lawyer, the priest, the poet, the man of science, into its paid wage labourers.
I seized my hat and, trying not to look at Apollon, who had been all day expecting his month's wages, but in his foolishness was unwilling to be the first to speak about it, I slipped between him and the door and, lumping into a high-class sledge, on which I spent my last half rouble, I drove up in grand style to the Hotel de Paris.
She had been able to save of her own wages three, and here, then, were the means of maintaining Madame de la Rocheaimard, including the franc on hand, for just a week longer.
If I had been the most scrupulous man in the world, I must still have received my wages, for the very necessary purpose of not appearing to distinguish myself invidiously from my fellow-workmen.
Capital takes fifty dollars as its share, and labor gets in wages fifty dollars as its share.
Then the field laborers who were left began to demand larger wages.
The master, foaming with wrath, ordered his man immediately to strip, to which the latter very readily agreed, on condition of receiving his wages.
It is true that in the cattle-yard things went no better than before, and Ivan strenuously opposed warm housing for the cows and butter made of fresh cream, affirming that cows require less food if kept cold, and that butter is more profitable made from sour cream, and he asked for wages just as under the old system, and took not the slightest interest in the fact that the money he received was not wages but an advance out of his future share in the profits.
Here she faced the financial and economic problem of keeping house in a society where the cost of living rose faster than the wages of industry.
Your enemy shall ye seek; your war shall ye wage, and for the sake of your thoughts