A restaurant employs a number of waiting staff. They work two or three
days a week. These staff are part time, because there is an expectation of
The same restaurant has a list of people they call upon if they are short staffed.
These are casual employees, because it is the unexpected availability of work
that determines their employment.
An orchard employs someone to pick apples for three weeks. This is a casual
job, because the work is determined by the availability of apples to pick,
and there is no expectation of continued employment.
An office employs someone to do the cleaning for an hour every Friday. This is
a part time job, because there is always cleaning to be done.
A part time employee comes in because they have a job, a casual
employee comes in to do a job.