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    bored now

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    Quote Originally Posted by founder View Post
    brutal honesty \0)
    Only if you don't want to ever deal with the agent again...
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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    Default Search Radius

    Out of curiosity
    When searching on job boards (i.e. JobServe) what do you put for search radius (i.e. 50miles from this address)....and with COVID and more wfh, are you increasing that to cover more the UK?

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    On every job site I just search for the job type and leave the area blank, so it defaults to the whole of UK. Not that it matters as there's still ***** all in the results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by founder View Post
    heard about a fully remote contract at £400 pd via recruiter , I told them I'd do it for working 6:30 hrs per day, yet to hear back
    not smart

    you may be working 6.5 in practice (in fact I'm sure many people work less) but you don't tell the client that up front

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    Quote Originally Posted by founder View Post
    heard about a fully remote contract at £400 pd via recruiter , I told them I'd do it for working 6:30 hrs per day, yet to hear back
    Some free advice for you, never play poker. Or at least not until you know to keep your cards close to your chest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    Only if you don't want to ever deal with the agent again...
    Quote Originally Posted by hungry_hog View Post
    not smart

    you may be working 6.5 in practice (in fact I'm sure many people work less) but you don't tell the client that up front
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDogsNads View Post
    Some free advice for you, never play poker. Or at least not until you know to keep your cards close to your chest.
    I suspect that founder was just trying to get rid of the agent.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
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    Quote Originally Posted by ResistanceFighter View Post
    a friend mentioned they had an interview request, but they were only hiring because they had been given a government grant.

    One of the rules for that is that it could only be spent on "payroll and not contractors" so anybody who was hired had to go on payroll.

    I'd not heard of this before - is it a thing? or just a way of cutting to the chase and saying "Inside or nothing"?
    Probably done so the money did not go to foreign corporations, and is used to employ a Brit.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ResistanceFighter View Post
    a friend mentioned they had an interview request, but they were only hiring because they had been given a government grant.

    One of the rules for that is that it could only be spent on "payroll and not contractors" so anybody who was hired had to go on payroll.

    I'd not heard of this before - is it a thing? or just a way of cutting to the chase and saying "Inside or nothing"?
    The more UK citizens working, the fewer are claiming - looks better for unemployment numbers. As a limited company contractor, you're simply in between contracts, you're not unemployed.
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

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    Well, nothing back from that agent. Lesson learned guys. I'm too proud to take a pay cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by founder View Post
    Lesson learned guys.
    That's good to hear - its a tough market out there.

    Quote Originally Posted by founder View Post
    I'm too proud to take a pay cut.
    Er, that didn't last long....

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