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casual

adjective Occurring unpredictably; irregular.

casual

an introduced plant that has not become established in an area but which may occur away from cultivation.
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Research to date has tended to focus on the plight of casuals who aspire to permanent positions, and emphasising issues such as career dissatisfaction, exploitation, and marginalisation.
This article reports research on the management and role of casual university teaching staff (henceforth casuals) from their perspective and from the perspective of their immediate supervisors who are responsible for the overall management of the subjects in which casuals are employed to teach.
Casuals have limited or no rights to benefits such as sick leave and domestic leave and are less likely to belong to a union.
Historically, organisations, including DHBs, have used casuals as relief staff to cover for sick and other leave and to accommodate seasonal fluctuations.
The consolidation in turn has infused the quick casuals with the deep pockets they need to launch serious expansion.
Casuals are often defined in awards somewhat tautologically, as 'casual' because they are paid 'as such': form overrides practical substance as one industrial lawyer has put it (Stewart 2002: 10).
4) Try a comfortable, natural woven jacket, $150, from Haggar's spring '97 City Casuals Collection.
That agreement provided for the addition of 3,000 identified casual workers -- later increased to 5,000 -- and the promotion of 1,250 casuals to registered (full-time) status.
Tehama Ladies Casuals and Tehama Mens Casuals will parallel the Tehama sportwear collection with fine attention to detail and exceptional quality.
is a leading designer, distributor and licensor of a broad line of high quality men's and women's apparel, accessories, and fragrances, including dress and casual shirts, golf sportswear, sweaters, dress and casual pants and shorts, jeans wear, active wear and men's and women's swimwear to all major levels of retail distribution.
George Feldenkreis, Chairman and CEO of Perry Ellis International, said, "With this acquisition, we will become a key player in the men's casual and dress bottoms market, increasing our overall market share and importance in the men's apparel industry.
The fastest-growing clothing brand in history, which launched a men's casual pants revolution nearly a decade ago, said it plans to redefine America's experience with khakis by creating a new kind that are more like jeans in style and attitude.