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I believe you are your work. Don’t trade the stuff of your life, time, for nothing more than dollars. That’s a rotten bargain.
— Rita Mae Brown

Oh, you hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called Everybody, and they meet at the bar.
— Drew Carey...

Everyone who does not work has a scheme that does.
— Munder's Law

A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.
— Walter Gagehot

If you get to be thirty-five and your job still involves wearing a name tag, you’ve probably made a serious vocational error.
— Dennis Miller

One must have some sort of occupation nowadays.
If I hadn't my debts I shouldn't have anything to think about.
— Oscar Wilde

Salaries and Wages

A fair day's wage for a fair day's work.
— Thomas Carlyle

They pretend to pay us and we pretend to work.
— Soviet Union worker slogan

Economy: cutting down on other people's wages.
— J. B. Morton

My take home pay won't get me there.
— Workplace graffiti

We're overpaying him, but he's worth it.
— Samuel Goldwyn

Nobody thinks they make too much money.
— Charles Osgood

People who work sitting down get paid more than people who work standing up.
— Ogden Nash

The salary of the chief executive of the large corporation is not a market award for achievement. It is frequently in the nature of a warm personal gesture by the individual to himself.
— Johh Kenneth Galbraith

We declare war with the wages system, which demoralizes alike the hirer and the hired, cheats both, and enslaves the workingman.
— Wendell Phillips

It is but a truism that labor is most productive where its wages are largest. Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor, the world over.
— Henry George

The high wage begins down in the shop. If it is not created there it cannot get into pay envelopes.
— Henry Ford

No business which depends for existence on paying less than living wages to its workers has any right to continue in this country.
— Franklin D. Roosevelt

What do they think I am, dumb or something? Why, I make more money than Calvin Coolidge! Put together!
— Actor Jean Hagen in the movie Singin' in the Rain (1952, Screenwriters: Betty Comden, Adoph Green)

Remember when $25,000 was a success? Now it's a garbage collector.
— Frank Dane

Just because you earn a decent wage, don't look down on those who don't. To put things in perspective, consider what would happen to the public good if you didn't do your job for 30 days. Next, consider the consequences if sanitation workers didn't do their jobs for 30 days. Now, whose
job is more important?
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

The wages of sin are unreported.
— Unknown wise person

One man's wage rise is another man's price increase.
— Harorld Wilson


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