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Why would the appropriate method of compensation for a computer software worker and an assembly worker be different?

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The appropriate method of compensation would be different for these two types of workers because they do very different kinds of jobs.  The ways in which they work, and the ways in which their work creates value, are so different that they should be compensated differently.

An assembly worker is generally going to produce a given, unvarying amount of value for every hour that he or she works.  The assembly worker shows up at...

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