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    Question My First Contract

    Hello all,

    Let me introduce myself and give you an idea of what I do.

    The names Sam, I'm a 21 year old IT contracter based in the heart of London, I've recently taken up my first contract role (I've got 4 years of permanent based experience in the same industry).

    The reason for me writing here is just for advice on what I should be aware of. Firstly, I'm using ClearSky, I've set up my own company and am paying them to do my taxes etc for me. Do any of you lovely people use ClearSky at all?

    I appreciate any info/advice/help that you could provide me!

    Cheers

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    Nobody answer the newbie. Doh, too late.
    Heard of them but don't use personally. Good luck in your contracting career. Save the pennies and by 40 you could be retire, unlike many of these old contractors who'll probably be pimps bi**hes still going into their 60's (pimp = agent btw).
    Hope you've got yourself a decent rate. 21, first contract and London sets off alarm bells in my head. If not, at least you're starting young so can build up to it - getting that contracting experience is great .

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    Do you have a specific question about clear sky? Not sure what you're asking for. If you just want a show of hands, I think the lack of responses gives you that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Do you have a specific question about clear sky? Not sure what you're asking for. If you just want a show of hands, I think the lack of responses gives you that.
    The OP doesn't know what to ask.

    OP: read the guides to your right ----->

    There's even a link for First Timers

    When you've done that, you might know what to ask...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bonkey View Post
    Hello all,
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    I appreciate any info/advice/help that you could provide me!

    Cheers
    Stay away from NLUK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    Stay away from NLUK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bee View Post
    Stay away from NLUK.
    But I can't tell him to go permie then....
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    Hello

    Yes, I've used Clearsky for a few years now. Does what it says on the tin and had no problems. Could possibly find a cheaper option but to be honest, I'm not that bothered.

    Advice - Treat contracting as something other than making money. It's about gaining experience, variety of work, meeting new people, building up contacts etc. Enjoy and good luck
    We got the Oystons out like we said we would

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hertsseasider View Post
    Hello

    Yes, I've used Clearsky for a few years now. Does what it says on the tin and had no problems. Could possibly find a cheaper option but to be honest, I'm not that bothered.

    Advice - Treat contracting as something additional to making money. It's about gaining experience, variety of work, meeting new people, building up contacts etc. Enjoy and good luck
    FTFY
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    FTFY
    Yeah, you can get those other things without being a contractor. They are additions to the money.

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