if you want to leave early you have to ask the foreman
When evening came, the owner of the vineyard said to his foreman, "Call the workers and pay them their wages, beginning with the last ones hired and going on to the first."
Matthew 20:8 (NIV)
’Passengers are forbidden to cross the line on any pretence,’ murmured the foreman, doubtfully.
Edith Nesbit -- The Railway Children
The foreman screamed that I was worthless, a worthless child, that I must go.
Mitch Albom -- The Five People You Meet in Heaven
His father had been crushed by a slate fall about a dozen years back on a section where Dad was the foreman.
Homer Hickam -- October Sky
It was Curly, the sullen construction foreman.
Carl Hiassen -- Hoot
Listen to what a foreman has to tell you,
Alexander Solzhenitsyn -- One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich
The foreman ... refused at first to hire us, saying I was too young, that it was too late in the day—most field workers got up at the first wink of dawn.
Victor Martinez -- Parrot in the Oven
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...the night foreman kept a close watch on his crew.
Dalton Trumbo -- Johnny Got His Gun
5TH JUROR [to the FOREMAN, hesitantly]: Are we going to sit in order?
Reginald Rose -- Twelve Angry Men
Foremen would cherry-pick the workers who looked like they would give the hardest day’s work without complaining.
W. William Winokur -- The Perfect Game
Jurgis clung to his guide like a scared child to its nurse, and while the latter hailed one foreman after another to ask if they could use another unskilled man, he stared about him and marveled.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
Franek, the foreman, one day noticed the gold-crowned tooth in my mouth.
Elie Wiesel -- Night
All that day he stood at his lard machine, rocking unsteadily, his eyes closing in spite of him; and he all but lost his place even so, for the foreman booted him twice to waken him.
Upton Sinclair -- The Jungle
Pop and the prison foreman she worked for, a well-liked guy whose office was full of plants, took holiday meals seriously.
Piper Kerman -- Orange Is the New Black
A foreman came over and shook hands with Juan and Alfonso and pointed to the cabin in front of the truck.
Pam Munoz Ryan -- Esperanza Rising
He came upon the driver of America and its foreman, John Dorsey.
Jim Murphy -- The Great Fire
I grew up in Westingtown where my father was a factory foreman.
Ellen Raskin -- The Westing Game
Bored and probably drunk, he pulled his pistol out of its holster and shot our foreman—simply shot him, at point-blank range, for absolutely no reason.
Leon Leyson -- The Boy on the Wooden Box
It was hard for me to keep my mind off Dad and the scene-shop foreman’s threats.
Ji-Li Jiang -- Red Scarf Girl
The foreman for that operation requested the special permit and it was received.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
He is now employed as a foreman in the locomotive shop at BNSF, the train company.
Joshua Davis -- Spare Parts
The foreman’s name, I learned, was Moorman and he had been headmaster of a Roman Catholic boys’ school.
Corrie Ten Boom -- The Hiding Place
He was a foreman at the Stride Rite factory in Roxbury.
Dave Eggers -- A Hologram for the King
The foreman handed a piece of paper to Mr. Tate who handed it to the clerk who handed it to the judge….
Harper Lee -- To Kill a Mockingbird
She reads about how his broken body was thrown on the back of a pickup by the white foreman.
Kathryn Stockett -- The Help
He then took me into the ship-yard of which he was foreman, in the employment of Mr. Walter Price.
Frederick Douglass -- The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass
The labor, performed under club-wielding foremen, was so dangerous and exhausting that thousands of POWs died on the job.
Laura Hillenbrand -- Unbroken
When the foreman read the verdict"Not guilty"— Connie shrieked.
Mitch Albom -- Tuesdays with Morrie
Tell the foreman I said so.
Ayn Rand -- The Fountainhead
A few days later I was at work at the glass factory and the foreman, a German man, came over to me and told me I had a phone call.
James McBride -- The Color of Water
It wasn’t the divinity from the foreman’s wife that made him sick.
Toni Morrison -- Song of Solomon
The Belgian foremen would bring baskets full of brown hands back to the boss, piled up like a mess of fish.
Barbara Kingsolver -- The Poisonwood Bible
As he passed out, the jury, who had turned back and paused a moment, spoke, through their foreman.
Charles Dickens -- A Tale of Two Cities
"Dat man talks like a section foreman," Coker commented.
Zora Neale Hurston -- Their Eyes Were Watching God
The foreman stood up, looked briefly at Wes, and then his eyes darted over to the people in the viewing area of the courtroom.
Wes Moore -- The Other Wes Moore
An interview with a surly gatekeeper and a surlier foreman, both of whom were appeased with the coin of the realm, put me on the track of Bloxam.
Bram Stoker -- Dracula
And he didn’t look like a construction foreman.
Michael Crichton -- Jurassic Park
Their foreman replied: "We have, Your Honor."
Truman Capote -- In Cold Blood
Mr. Freeman was a foreman in the Southern Pacific yards and came home late sometimes, after Mother had gone out.
Maya Angelou -- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
They gave some of their nickels and dimes to the foreman as they left but by then their smiles was over.
Toni Morrison -- Beloved
And most of the foremen, too.
Ayn Rand -- Atlas Shrugged
She had married her father’s foreman and opened a butcher’s shop near Spring Gardens.
James Joyce -- Dubliners
A third man came up now: Philoitios the cattle foreman, with an ox behind him and fat goats for the suitors.
Homer -- The Odyssey
Big Sam is a good foreman and he can take over the duties until you can hire another overseer.
Margaret Mitchell -- Gone with the Wind
We walked in a column in rows of four abreast, under the command of Jewish foremen, guarded by two SS men.
Wladyslaw Szpilman -- The Pianist
Brother, who’s your foreman?
Ralph Ellison -- Invisible Man
At last, when nothing else would do, he went off to France upon the business of the firm, but we went, mother and I, with Mr. Hardy, who used to be our foreman, and it was there I met Mr. Hosmer Angel.
Arthur Conan Doyle -- The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes