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qwertyjjj
20th May 2008, 09:19
do contracts have notice periods?
For example, it's s 3 month contract but you want to leave with 2 weeks notice randomly at some point, can that be done?

BrilloPad
20th May 2008, 10:25
do contracts have notice periods?
For example, it's s 3 month contract but you want to leave with 2 weeks notice randomly at some point, can that be done?

What does your contract say?

DimPrawn
20th May 2008, 10:26
do contracts have notice periods?
For example, it's s 3 month contract but you want to leave with 2 weeks notice randomly at some point, can that be done?

Depends. Most don't allow the contractor to quit but do allow the client to "fire" you.

DodgyAgent
20th May 2008, 10:33
do contracts have notice periods?
For example, it's s 3 month contract but you want to leave with 2 weeks notice randomly at some point, can that be done?

why do you want to do that?

Churchill
20th May 2008, 10:36
why do you want to do that?

Before they find out he's crap...:p

DodgyAgent
20th May 2008, 10:41
Before they find out he's crap...:p

cynic

BA to the Stars
20th May 2008, 10:41
The wording in the contract usually gives a pretty good indication.

Read your contract. I can sense Mal sharpening blades

qwertyjjj
20th May 2008, 10:43
What I mean is, is it legal under contract law?
For exampe, to say to someone you are not allowed to leave us. What if you had personal reasons or just didn't want to work there anymore?

Churchill
20th May 2008, 10:48
cynic

Yet to be proven wrong, dear boy!

bogeyman
20th May 2008, 10:50
Depends. Most don't allow the contractor to quit but do allow the client to "fire" you.

Prime example of IR35 fodder old boy.

Dow Jones
20th May 2008, 11:00
The wording in the contract usually gives a pretty good indication.

Read your contract. I can sense Mal sharpening blades

He hasn't got one. He's just posted another thread asking how easy is it to go contracting.
F'n timewaster.

qwertyjjj
20th May 2008, 11:06
Such trolls :)
I don't see the problem in asking and getting to know about these things...

I was asking whether it was legal.
It's like saying to someone you are NOT allowed to leave. What if you have personal reasons or other?

BrilloPad
20th May 2008, 11:23
He hasn't got one. He's just posted another thread asking how easy is it to go contracting.
F'n timewaster.

Maybe he is negotiating with a pimp?

Shall we help him or beast him? Anyone got a coin?

chris79
20th May 2008, 13:36
My contract has 4 weeks either side..

BrilloPad
20th May 2008, 13:38
My contract has 4 weeks either side..

WHS

Churchill
20th May 2008, 13:39
Maybe he is negotiating with a pimp?

Shall we help him or beast him? Anyone got a coin?

It was "tails" btw...:eek

BrilloPad
20th May 2008, 13:51
It was "tails" btw...:eek

Does that mean I have to help him and expose my poor contract knowledge despite being a contractor for 19 years, 7 months, 19 days?

Churchill
20th May 2008, 13:52
Does that mean I have to help him and expose my poor contract knowledge despite being a contractor for 19 years, 7 months, 19 days?

Your bluff has indeed been called...

Sorry.

BrilloPad
20th May 2008, 13:54
Your bluff has indeed been called...

Sorry.

Soon as he answers my question I will give him lots of ill-informed advice : I hope he has the good sense to ask someone sensible instead of me.

chris79
20th May 2008, 13:55
WHS

Well, 4 weeks but with a few clauses in it like if I don't work for x days they can terminate contract etc... but that's just standard practice.

Advocate
20th May 2008, 13:59
Well, 4 weeks but with a few clauses in it like if I don't work for x days they can terminate contract etc... but that's just standard practice.

I'm sure mine is something like not working for 20 days...not turning up for a month is pretty much a months notice if you ask me..albeit slightly less polite! :p