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work for pittance

To work for very little money. Geez, I need a raise—I'm sick of still working for pittance after three years!
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PS30bn would more than pay for all the shortfalls they mentioned, and would also pay the pittance required to give Wales a fully bilingual population, including giving Messrs G and C the opportunity to become bilingual (like most of the world's population), and abandon their sadly blinkered vision.
We hold MA, MPhil and PhD degrees but what we get is a pittance, which is humiliating Rs6,750 a month, said one of the female teachers while requesting anonymity.
The latest pittance from # ModiSarkar is 1500 cr for # KashmirFloods.
It is time we stood up for our workers when you see MPs and AMs getting a wage well over what they are worth, while workers living on a pittance have to go to food banks.
They get a pittance because their work has been subcontracted out to private firm Mitie.
As for heading the extremely heavy leather ball and receiving a financial pittance in return for his endeavours, makes him a worthwhile candidate for a plaque.
Rizaov analyzes that over 30 percent of the population is poor and enters a category for fight for live with less revenues than three dollars per day and when you add and deduct, both the citizens and country live on the edge and from pittance.
They will no doubt be staffed by desperate young people who will not complain about being paid a pittance (less than the minimum rate of pay) and others from the Modern Apprenticeship scheme who are paid even less
All the local men who worked on farms, small building firms or went to sea for a pittance they got work at Wylfa and got decent wages for the first time in their lives.
Is that when 25% of the nation lived in poverty, when 10-year-old children worked in coal mines and cotton mills for a pittance, and when if any young man could not get a job they had to join the Army and were posted to places like India to keep the British Raj in power while they raped the country of anything of value?
I wonder if all the properties along New Hey Road can reclaim their gardens back that were compulsively purchased for a pittance now that the road width is no longer required?
They work long, anti-social hours, often in horrendous conditions for a pittance of a wage.
Wiseman joined AFF back when it was still the American Forest Institute, with a handful of staff and a mere pittance of a budget given the organization's goals.
For this pittance I got not an empty-calories-on-a-bun combo "meal" but trim slices of roasted pork, tender wontons, crunchy veggies and a bountiful serving of rice noodles, all aswim in a housemade chicken broth accented with fresh cilantro and scallions.
So far, my client's right; such a pittance of a contribution is evidence that machining is probably a lousy business.