There are various kinds of employment which one can go in for.
Full time employee
According to PGP Australia, the most common type of employment is to be a full time employee. The full time employee is one who works 5 days a week for 8 hours a day. Though in some industries the number of days a week could change or the number of hours a day as well – based on how strenuous the work is. These are employees who are given all the benefits including insurance, protected by various acts including minimum wages, who have certain days in a year that are given to them to take as personal time off, so on and so forth.
Part time employee
Part time employees are those that do not work for the complete day but they spend on a few hours of their day at work. They usually receive lesser benefits from the employer and they usually are paid at a lower rate than the full time employee.
Work from home employee
With the advent of the internet, it is becoming more and more easy to work from home. In this type of work the employee may be required to come in to work only for a few days in a month or may not even need to do so. They however would need to put in a certain amount of hours a day working even though they may do so in the privacy of their home.
Transaction based workers
These workers are paid only for the transactions that are completed by them and accepted by the company.
These are people who are passionate about a cause and so they offer their services to help further the cause. Volunteer workers may not be paid at all, some volunteer organizations however do compensate the employees by paying them in kind – perhaps by offering them transport or living expenses or free food. Some of the organizations may offer a stipend to their volunteer workers. There are other volunteer workers who may even pay the organization to be a part of the organization.
Internships are usually undertaken by students who want to gain practical experience with regards the field which they are studying at college. These interns usually may work during their breaks at college or they may work for the entire academic year for a few hours each day. Again the interns could be compensated for their time and effort in the form of a stipend or wages – even though this is considerably lower than the wages or salary which is earned by an employee of the organization. The other way of compensating the interns is by offering them college credit or some organizations may pay them for their transport or provide them with free food.
These are just some of the broad classifications of the types of workers there are. There are more than one way to slice and dice this major chunk of population in addition to these major groups.