Current firms, that should especially provide continuous service and implementing flexible working policies to accommodate themselves to competition, often apply different working status together to achieve targets. In this research, performances of part-timers, whose numbers are significant and who are thought to contribute more than meets the eye, and differences of their feelings towards the job, were shown comparatively with full-timers. Whether their performance levels and job satisfactions are affected or not by status, and to what extent job satisfaction can explain performance difference, is the main research problem. In this context, questionnaires that include demographic, job satisfaction and performance questions, were applied on 130 salespeople who work in an international sportswear brand's stores in Istanbul. Part-timers' job satisfaction and performance levels were found significantly higher, but job satisfaction was found to be insufficient to explain performance difference was observed by comparing correlations obtained from Fisher-z transformation. (C) 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.