piece work

piece work
work that a worker is paid for according to the number of units produced, rather than the number of hours worked
See Also: piece rate

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  • Piece work — or piecework describes types of employment in which a worker is paid a fixed piece rate for each unit produced or action performed. Piece work is also a form of performance related pay (PRP) and is the oldest form of performance pay.In a… …   Wikipedia

  • piece work — ˈpiece work also piecework noun [uncountable] HUMAN RESOURCES MANUFACTURING work that is paid according to the number of things that are completed rather than the number of hours worked: • You can do piecework in your home. • The management and… …   Financial and business terms

  • piece|work — «PEES WURK», noun. work paid for by the amount or piece of work done, not by the time it takes …   Useful english dictionary

  • piece|work|er — «PEES WUR kuhr», noun. a person who does piecework …   Useful english dictionary

  • piece-work — n. Job work …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • piece-work — see piecework …   English dictionary

  • piece·work — …   Useful english dictionary

  • piece-work — …   Useful english dictionary

  • one-piece work — block, object that is made from one piece …   English contemporary dictionary

  • work — ▪ I. work work 1 [wɜːk ǁ wɜːrk] verb 1. [intransitive] to do a job that you are paid for: • Harry is 78 and still working. • Most of the people I went to school with work in factories. work for • David works for a broadcasting company …   Financial and business terms

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