A pieceworker is an employee who earns payment based on the quantity of items they produce or tasks they complete, rather than the hours they work.

Pieceworkers are paid according to their output – for example, the number of garments sewn, fruits picked, or tasks completed. This system differs from hourly wages where pay is based on time worked. It's common in industries where output can be easily quantified. The pay per item or task is usually agreed upon beforehand and the total earnings depend on the worker's speed and efficiency.

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