In a workplace, an employee is an employee. In a relationship, an employee is a supervisor.
The term “employee” tends to get thrown around a lot when talking about a boss and the relationship between them. When talking about a boss and the relationship between them, however, this is a more meaningful relationship. It’s a relationship where the employee is in charge, there is no one else to tell, and the relationship is based on mutual respect and trust.
In a relationship, the employee is the person who is on the receiving end of the relationship. They can either be the object of the relationship, or the person who is in the relationship with them. The term employee is normally used when talking about someone who is the object of the relationship.
The only exception to this rule is when an employee is a part of another relationship. For example, if a supervisor is in a relationship with an employee, then they can be considered part of that relationship as well.
An employee can fall into one of two categories: A co-worker or an independent contractor. Co-workers are employees who are in their role as a co-worker, but they aren’t actually there to work. An independent contractor is an employee who contracts out on their own, but they aren’t technically working for someone else.
It’s tricky because there is no such thing as an employee and independent contractor. Independent contractors, as they’re usually very unsympathetic, are not employees even though they might be paid by someone else. So we can’t really say a supervisor is an employee, or vice versa.
An employee is an employee because they are hired by someone else to work for someone else. A supervisor is a supervisor because they are hired by someone else to work for someone else. There is no such thing as an independent contractor.
We could try to draw a line between the two groups of people, but that would be silly. Instead, let’s just use the term “employer” for the situation where someone hires someone else to do something for them. The line between an employer and an employee becomes murky when the relationship extends beyond an employer-employee relationship.
We all have bosses and we all have employees. But I think what’s a little too close to what we do for it to be an employer is the fact that the word employee just means a person who performs a job for someone else. What used to be common knowledge today is now only a little known fact.
As a result of the above, you might not be a boss or employee to your employees but you might be a supervisor to your employees. If you are a supervisor and your employees are your subordinates and you are the boss of your subordinates, that means you are in charge of your subordinates. Or, more specifically, you are in charge of making them do something for you.