Remuneration for effort and sacrifice vs workload

What instead of naming the compensation scheme this long way (compensation for effort and sacrifice) we don’t call it simply compensation for workload if it’s basically the same thing?

I looked up the definition of workload: Workload - Wikipedia, and I like your suggestion Yuriy.

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Yurly: I would not agree, as I’ll explain. As I understand it, workload refers to the amount of work someone has to do. But the circumstances in which one has to do that work can vary.

I like to use the example of working a night-shift in a hospital. Imagine two people have the same job with the same amount and types of work, but one works in the daytime while the other works in the overnight hours. The person who works overnight would be deemed giving a greater sacrifice (from what I know about it, it’s not easy to work a night-job, even when have done it for a long time) and in all fairness should get paid more than the person who works in the daytime.

I don’t think that the term “workload” captures this sense of sacrifice, and that’s why I wouldn’t use the term and would stick with “compensation for effort and sacrifice”.

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Hi Msszczep,
As Jason shared the Wikipedia page with definitions of workload, I would copy one of them that might include the aspect of subjective sacrifice bellow:

“the term ‘mental workload’ (MWL) is often preferred, clearly indicating the latter type, which refers to the workload experienced by a human, regardless of the task’s difficulty”

But even if you like to define workload as simple as physical amount of work, without refering to difference between day/night working time, I would remind that as long as we are viewing the economic model through annual planning perspective, instead of daily, we can’t see this day period difference. Also, subjective suffering much harder to asses in other cases not related with time of the day.

What do you think?