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Scotgal
24th May 2011, 14:17
Hello :smile,

I am Scott, a permanent IT professional. I am looking to get into contracting for a number of reasons. Hoping the journey can be made easier by looking at this forum.

:happy

Scott

:happy

MarillionFan
24th May 2011, 16:32
Hello :smile,

I am Scott, a permanent IT professional. I am looking to get into contracting for a number of reasons. Hoping the journey can be made easier by looking at this forum.

:happy

Scott

:happy


You're not Scottish then? Or a girl?

Scotgal
24th May 2011, 16:38
You're not Scottish then? Or a girl?

I am Scottish not a female though :happy, Gal is a shortening of my surname, and Scott is my first name. I worked in the States for a while and now work in Scotland. Don't ask how that's going though I am extremely unhappy at my current role to the point I need to be on medication (Not joking!).

RichardCranium
24th May 2011, 16:51
I am extremely unhappy at my current role to the point I need to be on medication (Not joking!).If your employer refuses to let you use those 3 weeks leave in your notice period, just get a sick note from your doctor.

"I can't cope with the stress, so much so that I've handed in my notice, and they won't let me take my leave. Doctor, is there anything you can do to help?"

Bish bosh, one 3 week sick note.

Start your new contract the next day. :banana:

What'll they do? Sack you?

BTW, what music CD have you got in your CD player right now?

TestMangler
24th May 2011, 17:29
You're not Scottish then? Or a girl?

Her name is Scott Gallagher. It's obvious :laugh

stek
24th May 2011, 17:38
Gladiator movies?

RichardCranium
24th May 2011, 17:47
Gladiator movies?HAB, is that you?

Scotgal
24th May 2011, 17:56
If your employer refuses to let you use those 3 weeks leave in your notice period, just get a sick note from your doctor.

"I can't cope with the stress, so much so that I've handed in my notice, and they won't let me take my leave. Doctor, is there anything you can do to help?"

Bish bosh, one 3 week sick note.

Start your new contract the next day. :banana:

What'll they do? Sack you?

BTW, what music CD have you got in your CD player right now?

Richard, you make an interesting point, the worry is my "file" is tarnished with taking so much sick leave. I guess I value references and I know a broken leg or bout of pneumonia will be looked at more sympathetically than depression.

Scotgal
24th May 2011, 17:57
Gladiator movies?

What does this mean?

RichardCranium
24th May 2011, 18:00
Richard, you make an interesting point, the worry is my "file" is tarnished with taking so much sick leave. I guess I value references and I know a broken leg or bout of pneumonia will be looked at more sympathetically than depression.Contractors don't have a sick record. (Nobody ever asked me, anyway.) It's not like anyone can call your HR person to check your record.



BTW, got any pizzas in the freezer?

MarillionFan
24th May 2011, 18:02
What does this mean?

It's the CUK initiation. If you can get past the inane questions and flaming that results in your first few hours then you get a key to the General forum. Be careful what you tell Rich though.

He's an agent.

Scotgal
24th May 2011, 18:27
Contractors don't have a sick record. (Nobody ever asked me, anyway.) It's not like anyone can call your HR person to check your record.



BTW, got any pizzas in the freezer?

I don't have a freezer, I order in a lot or cook fresh.

Scotgal
24th May 2011, 18:31
It's the CUK initiation. If you can get past the inane questions and flaming that results in your first few hours then you get a key to the General forum. Be careful what you tell Rich though.

He's an agent.

Ah I see, so the General forum is locked for new users?

Scotgal
24th May 2011, 19:29
A 12" Hawaiian will be fine for me, thanks.

A big ask, aren't Hawaiians known for their small genitalia?


(Apologies to any Hawaiians out there).

norrahe
24th May 2011, 20:01
Gladiators
radiators
booze
pron
chutney spoons
oxo towers

have I missed anything?

TestMangler
24th May 2011, 21:00
Gladiators
radiators
booze
pron
chutney spoons
oxo towers

have I missed anything?

Midget Clown Porn :eek

Support Monkey
24th May 2011, 21:29
Richard, you make an interesting point, the worry is my "file" is tarnished with taking so much sick leave. I guess I value references and I know a broken leg or bout of pneumonia will be looked at more sympathetically than depression.

Why? never had any references checked in 25 years there only any good for agency fishing trips and HR paperwork