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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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In this paper, piecework is defined as home based handcraft such as fashion designing, blanket making and stitching garments by self-employed women for local marketing.
But it is hard work, it is precarious work, and it is academic piecework.
As explained in my 1986 book, Tifaifai and Quilts of Polynesia, on many islands of eastern Polynesia, the syncretic form of piecework and applique quilts and quilt-like textiles replaced barkcloth that was once used for ceremonial practices.
3) These changes are not substantial for our definition: for the years in which figures were available, households reporting income from commissions and tips, piecework, overtime, year-end bonuses, incentives, other bonuses, and profit sharing under the categories of income from corporations and businesses acting as corporations did not exceed 0.
centred on art, andwe are please that the Martin Creed pieceWork No 837, to be shown at Tate Liverpool in 2012, is already contributing to this debate.
Most of us were on piecework and, as long as the work stayed up to standard and the orders were completed on time, there were no problems.
She uses Pet Tiger, a payroll-oriented product from Orange Software, to collect data on hourly and piecework workers in the field.
At night she's so exhausted that she can barely manage to complete the piecework she has taken on in order to earn some money.
The exhibition area has been expanded to 75,000sqm, and will be divided into several pavilions such as, the foundry, surface, primary, welding and joining, solar, piecework coating and magnesium.
The exhibition area has been enlarged to 75,000 sqm, and will be divided into several pavilions such as, the foundry, surface, primary, welding & joining, solar, piecework coating and magnesium.
Since piecework regime requires minimal supervision, it suits younger Patels and added a new dimension to their social distinction of getting wwork done from a distance.
Since the late 1960s, the geometric piecework quilts made by the Amish have been much sought after by art collectors and art museums.