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piecework

a system of PAY in which an individual's WAGE is related to his or her output. In some cases payments are based entirely on the volume of output (for example fruit picking), in others employees receive a ‘floor’ wage supplemented by additional payments proportional to the value of the time saved where output is achieved in less than the time allotted. The latter relies on the calculation of standard times to perform given tasks and hence usually makes extensive use of WORK MEASUREMENT. In the past, piecework has often given rise to INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS difficulties, especially when workers are unable to achieve normal expected bonuses because of factors outside their control, for example non-availability of stock.

piecework

a system of PAY in which an individual's WAGE is related to his or her output. In some industries this type of ‘payment by results’ system is used because of its potentially beneficial impact upon worker motivation and PRODUCTIVITY; other industries make little use of it because of their particular difficulties in determining appropriate piece-rates per unit of output.
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It was suggested there was not enough work for me on piece work, but Idisagreed," Mr Mason added.
Tenders are invited for Zonal Piece Work Contract For The Period From 1.
Contract Awarded for Sanliurfa Merkez Old Industrial Urban Renewal and Development Project 1 Stage 6 Piece Work Place, 88 Piece Offices and 463 Pieces Shop with Infrastructure and Landscaping Construction Work.
I like both for myself and my customers that each piece works together to produce a piece of art that provides long-lasting pleasure--a statement of individual style that will be worn with pride.
Instead, break down the system into logical and manageable pieces, and see to it that each piece works effectively.
But that brings up another interesting comparison to how the piece works live.
Presented in anywhere from five to six projections, depending on the venue, the piece works the performance of the numeric choreographies through a spectrum of scenes, with different stylistic approaches and stagings for the camera.
Tenders are invited for B) Dispatching of milk crates from cold store to milk distribution vehicles, sorting of damaged milk packets and its concerned piece works at Shivamogga and Davanagere Dairy
Tenders are invited for A) Filling of milk packets in crates then storage of milk crates to cold store, storage of milk crates in cold room, crate washing and its concerned piece works at shivamogga Dairy
It's lovely to see the kids down there, and it's very heartening generally to see how the piece works in relation to all the different occupations people get up to
Tenders are invited for Milk Can Reception and Can Cleaning, Milk Tank (silo) Cleaning, Road Milk Tanker Cleaning Piece works in all Chilling Centres