In my opinion employment is when someone is paid for carrying out a certain task. There are many many types of employment and working patterns some of which are self employment, full time, part-time, sessional, freelance and voluntary. Self employment is where you are employed by yourself and own your own business, full time employment is where you have one particular job and usually work 35 hours or more a week on the other hand part-time employment you do one particular job where you usually work between 1-35 hours a week or below.
One typical example of showing what employment is, is when a buyer wants to purchase 500 CD albums from a record distributor for their shop. However the buyer wants the CD’s in their possession within a certain time. The distributor cannot cope with all the stress and doesn’t think that they can reach there deadline in time. So as a result of this they advertise for someone to come and help them prepare, press and account for the CD’s. The person who enquires about the job after seeing an advertisement in the local paper is then asked to be interviewed and settles a deal or certain salary or price for the work which has to be done and signs a contract. The contract would be agreed by both the distributor and the new employee. The distributor then becomes an employer and the worker becomes an employee. The whole world however evolves around employment; both employees and employers rely on employment to be able to manage a good standard of living especially if family are relying on income because the state benefits are too little for people to live well.
Employers on the other hand however need employees to be able to achieve their aims and objectives also known as targets which there business has been set to make, included in this targets is profit all businesses no matter what they are, are there to make profit in some way, shape or form.