Re-assessment of the casualisation debate by examining a recent analysis of job satisfaction among casual employees by Wooden and Warren (2003). Argues that findings of contentment among casual employees are subject to both methodological and philosophical weaknesses. In place of subjective measures of job satisfaction, it is argued that the quality of jobs should be directly assessed by objective criteria like remuneration. Following this, earnings equations are fitted to the HILDA data and find that part-time casual employees earn only a modest premium over permanent full-time
employees. The paper then concludes that casual jobs are inferior jobs, irrespective of the satisfaction levels of their incumbents.