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- n. Plural form of wage.
- n. one's total income for a time period
- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of wage.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A compensation given to a hired person for services; price paid for labor; recompense; hire. See wage, n., 2.
- n. The share of the annual product or national dividend which goes as a reward to labor, as distinct from the remuneration received by capital in its various forms. This economic or technical sense of the word wages is broader than the current sense, and includes not only amounts actually paid to laborers, but the remuneration obtained by those who sell the products of their own work, and the wages of superintendence or management, which are earned by skill in directing the work of others.
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- n. a recompense for worthy acts or retribution for wrongdoing
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Now, in the famine time, the labourer, as a rule, could not obtain money wages for the cultivation of the soil -- a fact well known to the Government; so that _money wages_ of almost any amount must withdraw him from agriculture, from the absolute necessity he was under of warding off immediate starvation.
Based on their philosophy of "personal responsibility" they argue that the "gender gap" in wages is due to women preferring flexible work schedules and shorter working hours, and, since women clearly aren't setting money as their highest priority, that's not a problem (and traditional marriage is the solution to any worries about financial insecurity, anyway).
As to the argument far above (and unrelated to most of this thread) that the gender gap in wages is just five percent, well, that’s rubbish.
Imagine for a moment that instead of having your employer pay a portion of your premium they gave you that money in wages and you had to go buy your own health insurance.
One, the employee would have visibility as to the amount they are foregoing in wages as a result of health care.
In 2007, the gap in wages and benefits was $11.31.
Worse for us is that nearly all our competitors are ma and pa companies with less than $500,000 in wages a year, meaning that our competitors will be exempt from these taxes, giving them an automatic 4% cost advantage over our company.
Several governments, already living dangerously with high debt, were pushed to the brink of financial collapse and have been forced to impose punishing cuts in wages, pensions and employment -- measures that have brought workers out by the tens of thousands over the past months.
You could then have hired unemployed people off the street for less than you were paying those experienced whiners and not only would you be able to replace the employee who quit, but you could have combined the savings in wages from your obviously overpaid employees with the stimulus dollars to actually create another low paying job – thus putting more people to work for poverty wages.
The US county with the highest increase in wages over the past year?