OTHER WORDS FROM pieceworkpieceworker, noun
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Their work belongs to a grim history of women in outsourced roles stretching back to the piecework manufacturing era.“We’re Not Allowed to Hang Up”: The Harsh Reality of Working in Customer Service|by Ariana Tobin, Ken Armstrong and Justin Elliott, illustrations by Laila Milevski|July 21, 2021|ProPublica
The trend toward poorly compensated contract work—gig work, piecework, temporary work—is virtually ubiquitous.Art has been brutalized by tech’s giants. How can it survive?|Konstantin Kakaes|December 23, 2020|MIT Technology Review
This sort of peer-to-peer piecework could help bridge the gap between peak earnings years and full retirement.
In order to attain this improved efficiency the most important practical aid is piecework.Speculations from Political Economy|C. B. Clarke
Piecework rates, irrespective of class of labour employed, should remain unaltered.Women in Modern Industry|B. L. Hutchins
But while Marx thus objects to piecework because it leads to overwork, he objects to it also because it leads to underwork.
Among these expedients none is more strongly condemned by Marx than piecework, as encouraging over-exertion and overtime.
Dissipation and overtime generally go together, but neither of them is a necessary accompaniment of piecework.