The entire force of a store is sometimes arbitrarily divided by the management into "productive," and "non-productive" help.
The miners had run into non-productive calcite a few hundred feet down, it was said.
A non-productive plan of self-incarceration in a brain bastile by a mental midge of either sex, or none.
They make demands on the organism for nourishment, and are thus in the position of non-productive members of a working family.
That is, we have a Massachusetts enclosed within our farms which is non-productive as far as direct returns are concerned.
Here also the arbitrary and non-productive style of teaching ran strongly counter to me at every step.
I have abandoned forever the sterile, non-productive religious beliefs of current theology.
He did his best to avoid observation, however, for he dreaded explaining the reason of his non-productive condition.
(b) To develop organized thinking and accomplishment, and eliminate wasted, aimless, non-productive action.
By these means they buy cheaply, and there is no non-productive middle man to make a profit.