The first plan evolved, in the search for a plan that would remedy the inequalities of the day-wage plan, was the piece-rate plan.
The lads thought they had a grievance under the piece-rate system.
All of this work can be handled on a piece-rate basis, and most large concerns find this the most economical basis.
In some cases, however, a proportion of their piece-rate earning is given in addition.
In this way the piece-rate principle became firmly established alongside of the hourly basis.
Another time a piece-rate girl allowed herself to be overpaid two dollars and said nothing about it.
To obviate the difficulties found in both the day-wage and piece-rate plans, the premium or bonus system was evolved.