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- n. Alternative form of timework.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Labor paid for by the day or the hour, in opposition to piece-work, or labor paid for by the amount produced.
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There would be all the difference between the listless and disgustful labour of enforced time-work, and a labour in part prompted by the hope of expediting the term of release.
It may be, however, that a time-work system is ill suited to the trades or industries in question.
He had learned the rules governing English labor unions; he knew all about piece-work and time-work, fixed charges and shop costs, together with the ability of every plant figuring on the Robinson-Ray contract to turn out the work in the necessary time.
Some communities operated on the basis of time-work, or the gang system; others on piece-work or the task system.
He resists education and clings to apprenticeship, he fights for time-work, he obstructs new inventions, he clings to the ideal of short hours, high pay, shirk and let the master worry.
Time work is healthier, but no one would believe how the men are driven in shops where time-work exists. "