Shift work is a type of work schedule where groups or workers
rotate through set periods throughout the day. At the end of a
workers shift, they will swap with another worker so there
will never be people not working.
Example – Caffe’ Nero – They are constantly looking for
workers who can comply with shift work as it’s not a life time
permanent job, it’s a constantly changing business and
therefore the employees are too.
Fixed Term is a type of employment where workers will
receive a contract from the organization they are working for
that reiterates how long they will work for the company for.
The contract states the date of when the contract expires for
Example – Builder – A construction worker would have a
deadline when he/she must finish the work.
Office Hours is the most typical type of work where employers
will work 9am-5pm (ordinary 8 hours) Monday to Friday. This
is the most common type of employment because a majority
of people work in offices, ergo these are Office Hours.
Example – Office Job – Working in an office involves being on
a fixed term and receiving an hourly rate dependent on the
importance of their role.
Freelance employment is done by people who are selfemployed and have no appointed time of when they go to
work or leave work. They tend to have to find their own work
and manage their own career through picking their own
hours and ensuring they work enough to support themselves.
This can be a disadvantage as if they cannot find work then
they don’t have a secure income.
Example – Paint and Decorator – This is typically a selfemployed job as they receive recognition of their work
through word of mouth which allows friends and family to be
Irregular Patterns is a type of work in which there is no
systematic consecutive times in which you work at. This
could involve working at a monthly or annual event, and
these days involve working longer or shorter hours to fit the
Example – Long Haul Trucker – Studies show that they get less
than 5 hours sleep and drive for 10 hours straight. They can
be called any hour of the day or night to deliver goods and
can drive for tens of hours.
Hourly Rates is how much a person gets paid per hour. The
payment is due to the job, not the quantity of work produced,
mainly quality, as if your work was not adequate enough they
would fire you.
Example – Electrician – Electricians earn a above average
hourly rate which motivates them to work. Knowing they have
a secure income and earn money hourly allows them to do
their job carefree.
Piece Work is a type of work where you are paid due to the
quantity of products produced or each project made
successful. Regardless of how long the product takes to make
or create, you get paid for completing it.
Example – Architecture – Architecture is a job paid by the
quality of the project given to the employer. The miniature
buildings or landmarks etc will be taken into consideration
of quality and paid due to that.