I don't know what kind of wages you draw here, but I'd be willing to pay you a hundred a week plus room and board.
The wages weren't all that great, but deducting rent, utilities and groceries from her present salary, it wound up being a good deal more.
Another disturbing influence has been the high protective tariffs, adopted during the closing years of the century, which increased the costs of living more rapidly than the wages for labour, and compelled thousands of immigrants to seek employment elsewhere.
Wages fell precipitately, as also did rents.
In 1882 there was a very important advance in wages; carpenters received 11s.
This measure, together with several subsequent amending acts, of which the most important became law in 1903, 1905 and 1907, forms a complete industrial code in which the principle of state regulation of wages is recognized and established.
The award of the court is thus the equivalent of the determination of a special board in Victoria, and deals with the same questions, the most important of which are the minimum rates of wages and the number of working hours per week.
If the tiller receives as much as 45 lire per month, supplemented by other wages in kind, it is said to be boaria a salario; if the principal part of his remuneration is in kind, his contract is called boaria a spesa.
At the same time wages remained low.
_Dearest Carl; You are a good boy to send me all your wages, for now I can pay the rent and buy some warm clothing for your little sister.
The cost of their imported food doubles, and I guarantee you the foreign-owned factory won't double wages as a result.
I had learned a new lesson--that nature "wages open war against her children, and under softest touch hides treacherous claws."
I remember when wages were sixty cents a day for laborers on this very road.
The yard full of cattle, the women at home, two brothers away earning wages, and only Michael the youngest, at home.