wage slave


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wage slave

n. Informal
A wage earner whose livelihood is completely dependent on the wages earned.

wage slave

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) ironic a person dependent on a wage or salary

wage′ slave`


n.
a person who works for a wage, being totally dependent on such income.
[1885–90]
wage′ slav`ery, n.
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You have crushed your wage slaves into the dirt and you have survived.
Following this pointed critique of capitalism, the script argues there are more noble contributions to be made to society than living life as a wage slave.
WESLEY, an office wage slave, turns out to be the son of an assassin and is soon inducted into a world of gifted killers in Wanted (Channel 4, tonight, 10pm).
uk/ National Portrait Gallery) Watch it WESLEY, an office wage slave, turns out to be the son of an assassin and is soon inducted into a world of gifted killers in Wanted (Channel 4, tonight, 10pm).
Twenty years later, he's a bitter wage slave trapped in a crumbling marriage and growing apart from his own kids.
No one wants to be a corporate wage slave their entire life.
Author Jack Bernstein gives plenty of tips and advice for starting on the path to a career, rather than slipping into the life of a wage slave.
WORKING from home sounds great if you're a wage slave stuck in an office, shop or factory floor.
You are our primary wage slave who is striving to be so much more, and we lift our half-empty (or half-full) Bud to you.
If you're a wage slave, as we are, you gotta love sitting behind the wheel and watching a boss, in dress shirt and a tie, scrubbing your filthy Civic.
The Cheque Republic, creator of provocative personal checks, introduces Wage Slave lapel pins priced at 15 minutes of an individual's labor time.