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    full time vs part time?

    I had the notion that "full time" vs "part time' is in terms of the length of working hourse, while "permanent" vs "contract(temporary)" , the type of contract.
    But when I worked in Canada, "full time" seemed to mean "permanent worker" as well as normally permanent workers work full time. Is it correct?

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    Re: full time vs part time?

    'Full-time' means working the number of hours required to receive the full salary. 'Part-time' means working fewer hours. If a salary of £24,000 a year requires 40 hours of work a week, then somebody who works only 10, or even 36, hours a week is employed on a part-time basis.

    Employment on a permanent basis means that no time-limit is mentioned in the contract. Employment on a temporary basis means that a time-limit is mentioned.

    So, you can be a permanent or temporary part-time or full-time employee.

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    Re: full time vs part time?

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    'Full-time' means working the number of hours required to receive the full salary. 'Part-time' means working fewer hours. If a salary of £24,000 a year requires 40 hours of work a week, then somebody who works only 10, or even 36, hours a week is employed on a part-time basis.

    Employment on a permanent basis means that no time-limit is mentioned in the contract. Employment on a temporary basis means that a time-limit is mentioned.

    So, you can be a permanent or temporary part-time or full-time employee.
    Thank you, so normally full time worker = permanent worker, or doesn't it imply permanent or temporary? Do you also use contract worker for temporary worker? Are these two switchable?

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    Re: full time vs part time?

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Thank you, so normally full time worker = permanent worker, NO or doesn't it imply permanent or temporary? It doesn't Do you also use contract worker for temporary worker? Are these two switchable? That's a different question. Let's try not to complicate things.
    Did you even read my last post?
    Never mind. Ave et vale.

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    Re: full time vs part time?

    As 5jj said, you can be employed

    Full-time permanent
    Full-time temporary
    Part-time permanent
    Part-time temporary

    I believe at the moment, in the UK, you are deemed to be part-time if you work fewer than 29 hours per week.

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