The individual who receives a salary as a consideration
for the work activity he carries out is known as an employee. According to
salary, also called salary, is the monetary remuneration that
the worker receives regularly for his work.
The salaried worker, in this way, transfers his labor power
to another person, who pays him a salary in exchange. An employee may be said to
be an employee of a company or entity, as opposed to
independent or self-employed workers.
Being a salaried employee means having to respect a series of rules and face
duties such as complying with established schedules, respecting your colleagues
and superiors, performing the tasks you have been assigned...
Labor relations must be governed by law through a contract
that protects the rights of the employee and stipulates his responsibilities and
obligations. However, there is informal or black work, where the employee lacks
The price of wages depends on the game of supply and demand in the labor
market. The State, however, often set mandatory minimum wages
for any employee receives a lower remuneration established by law.
In the capitalist system, most workers are salaried. When a
salaried employee applies his force from his work, he generates a certain wealth
(which is translated into the manufacture of a product, the
offer of a service, etc.). The employer pays the employee with the remuneration,
which is a percentage of that wealth, and appropriates the rest: this surplus
value is the employer's profit.
It should be noted that, beyond salary, there are other variables that
determine the employee's employment situation, such as hours
of rest, paid vacations, Christmas bonuses or access to social work.
Among the advantages of being a salaried employee are the following:
-You have the security of having a fixed salary per month, which allows you to
have some peace of mind regarding what happens to the self-employed worker.
-Incentives and salary increases as well as extra payments are received
-It has a fixed schedule as well as paid vacations and rest days.
-There is a company behind that assumes the consequences, personal and
financial, in the event of an accident at work.
Being an employee also has its disadvantages such as:
-It is known that a month will only be charged for what is established in the
contract and nothing else.
-It is necessary to abide by the rules established in the company whether they
like it or not.
-When developing work, you are at the mercy of what the superiors establish and
the complementary work of colleagues.
-At any time the company can close or it can be fired.
-As for hours, vacations and days off, you must respect what is imposed by the
company, even if it is not what you like best.
-It is not so easy to achieve new personal goals or even achieve a salary
increase and even a better position within the company.