I am negotiating a return to work and I need some assistance as to how to work out what a reasonable casual rate would be for my profession. I previously worked full time on a salary of $100k. I then resigned after having children. My employer has contacted me and asked if I would like to return to work as a casual employee and asked me what my expectation of a casual rate would be.
A salary of $100k works out to be approximately $50.00 per hour (based on a 38 hour week). I therefore think that a reasonable casual rate would be around $70.00 per hour, as I would not be entitled to all of the benefits of a full time employee, such as annual leave or guaranteed hours.
Does anyone have any experience going from full time to casual in the same position and could you please offer your thoughts on what a reasonable rate would be in my position.