Look here, Sancho, I would readily fix thy wages
if I had ever found any instance in the histories of the knights-errant to show or indicate, by the slightest hint, what their squires used to get monthly or yearly; but I have read all or the best part of their histories, and I cannot remember reading of any knight-errant having assigned fixed wages
to his squire; I only know that they all served on reward, and that when they least expected it, if good luck attended their masters, they found themselves recompensed with an island or something equivalent to it, or at the least they were left with a title and lordship.
If I had been the most scrupulous man in the world, I must still have received my wages
, for the very necessary purpose of not appearing to distinguish myself invidiously from my fellow-workmen.
No sooner is the exploitation of the labourer by the manufacturer,so far, at an end, that he receives his wages
in cash, than he is set upon by the other portions of the bourgeoisie, the landlord,the shopkeeper, the pawnbroker, etc.
By the milliner, she was paid merely as a common sewing-girl, though her neatness, skill and taste might well have entitled her to double wages
. A franc a day was the usual price for girls of an inferior caste, and out of this they were expected to find their own lodgings and food.
Ninety pounds a year are good wages
, and I expect to have the full value of my money out of you; remember, too, that things are on a practical footing in my establishment--business-like habits, feelings, and ideas, suit me best.
Not counting premiums, their wages
are thirty dollars a year."
Then the field laborers who were left began to demand larger wages
. Many of these laborers were little more than slaves, and their masters refused to pay them better.
He saw that Metrov, like other people, in spite of his own article, in which he had attacked the current theory of political economy, looked at the position of the Russian peasant simply from the point of view of capital, wages
, and rent.
were cut, along with the wages
of all the teamsters in Oakland.
The old scale had dealt with the wages
of the skilled men only; and of the members of the Meat Workers' Union about two-thirds were unskilled men.
Capital takes fifty dollars as its share, and labor gets in wages
fifty dollars as its share.
A thing which natur- ally interested me, as a statesman, was the matter of wages
. I picked up what I could under that head during the afternoon.