Talk:Wage

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ambiguous sentence[edit]

The sentence "white men made about 84% the wage of Asian men, and black men 64%" is ambiguous.

It could mean "white men made about 84% the wage of Asian men, and black men made about 64% the wage of Asian men", or "white men made about 84% the wage of Asian men, and white men made about 64% the wage of black".

I assume the latter?

-- AnonymousFriend CHS — Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.54.76.77 (talk) 16:03, 21 August 2013 (UTC)

Piece rate vs. commission?[edit]

The lead contains a contradiction about what counts as a wage. A piece rate (e.g. $1000 per car sold) is explicitly included, but a commission (e.g. 5% of the sale price of the car) is explicitly contrasted with "wage". I'm not sure how best to resolve this, but the ambiguity should either be removed or acknowledged in the article. -Hugetim (talk) 01:06, 17 February 2014 (UTC)