Map of Neupirka for It has become second nature to us. Working for a salary or professional fees, usually bound by a contract (i.e., having an occupation), has been for many decades the main way to become an effective member of modern societies for a huge majority of citizens. Most people pay for their food, their housing and everything else with the money they get in exchange for the tasks they do for others, usually employers. The very origin of the word salary shows the historical depth of working life: Roman soldiers got their pay in salt, hence salarium. We should remind ourselves, however, that it has not always been like that. Map of Neupirka 2016.