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  • n. A worker who is paid according to the number of units of work produced.


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  • Also une pigiste = pieceworker, typesetter, freelance journalist who is paid by the line

    Words in a French Life

  • The pieceworker with more satisfaction to himself and profit to the world will produce far more than he would turn out under a daily wage if his earnings are thereby increased.

    The Inhumanity of Socialism

  • The manager's term of employment is longer, but the professional pieceworker, such as I am when I write this article, has usually no contracted term, and is only paid for actual work done.

    War-Time Financial Problems

  • The whole trend of circumstance is to substitute science for mere rote skill in him, to demand initiative and an intelligent self-adaptation to new discoveries and new methods, to make him a professional man and a job and pieceworker after the fashion of the great majority of professional men.

    Mankind in the Making

  • Scientifically speaking, the author is a pieceworker, whose productiveness is fitful and temporary.

    Without Prejudice


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