The term salary comes from Latin , and it is because in Roman times, it was customary to pay soldiers for their services in salt , a good that had a high value due to its preservative properties.
However, today we hear the term salary and it is very possible that an income of money in cash or in the bank account in exchange for a certain job, product or service comes to mind . So we can say then that the salary is a monetary remuneration that is received as consideration for a service provided by a person, company or institution.
It should be noted that, when we refer to salary, only the net payment agreed for the provision of the service is included, that is, it does not include bonuses or extra payments since it would then be talking about other terms.
Now, an atypical payment is then a payment for a service provided in forms or modes other than monetary amounts , that is, generally this type of payment is made for goods, services or similar objects the value of the amount in money that is pretended to pay.
In this sense, being an atypical payment, it does not have benefits, contributions or benefits that the law may grant, because it is outside the established legal framework.
Atypical payment types
The so-called payment in kind is not very common in developed countries, but in some places it is still possible for you to be paid your salary with all kinds of basic necessities, such as food or personal hygiene items. This is mainly done in places where it is difficult to have money, and where it is the most normal way to make purchases and sales.
Another example of an atypical salary is the one that is given above all to those people who work as interns on farms and houses. In these jobs, a large part of the salary is translated into accommodation and food provided to the workers and their families, who as a general rule also live in the same place. Although it is true that the most common expenses are covered in this way, it is also true that in many cases they do not cover accidents or unforeseen events that may arise, as well as the scarce possibility of savings that can be made, and much less when work it ends.
Examples of atypical payments
- Juan works on a farm for Pedro and to pay him he does it with food.
- Pedro works masonry in Juliana’s house and pays her with accommodation for him and his family
- María works cleaning Juana’s house and Juana pays her with food for her house.
- On the Hernández farm, Juan works taking care of the cattle, and pays him with housing and land to plant a part of his farm.
- Pedro repairs a house and collects basic necessities in exchange
- Juana goes to the market and exchanges vegetables that she planted on her farm, with wheat.
- Yenni performs housework in the homes of neighbors and friends and is paid with accommodation and food
- Juan exchanges food for cleaning products for personal use
- Pablo works for a specific work and his employee is going to pay him with a plot of land for planting.
- Nauri is José’s employee and she asked him to cancel the mortgage on his house instead of paying her in cash.