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    Hi all,

    The background is that I have verbally accepted a contract, but I am still waiting for the contract to be sent to me.

    In this situation, would other contractors continue to apply for other roles, or wait based on a verbal confirmation?

    Kind regards,

    Nick

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    unleash the nluk-bot!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plonitus View Post
    Hi all,

    The background is that I have verbally accepted a contract, but I am still waiting for the contract to be sent to me.

    In this situation, would other contractors continue to apply for other roles, or wait based on a verbal confirmation?

    Kind regards,

    Nick
    Why would you look and possibly deprive another contractor a role, you are a selfish bar steward if you do keep looking
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Why would you look and possibly deprive another contractor a role, you are a selfish bar steward if you do keep looking
    If he found another role, he would be kindly and generously making the verbally-agreed role available to another contractor. What a guy.

    Keep looking, you don't have a contract until you have a contract. Actually, you don't even have it until you've started. Anything can go wrong and sometimes does. If you get another interview and then the contract comes along, you can always cancel that interview. If you get another offer WITH A CONTRACT you can accept that offer and tell them you've had another offer and they've fiddled around too long getting you the contract, sorry. Or, if you still prefer the first offer, you can phone and say, 'I've had another offer and they've given me the contract. I'd rather go with this one I've agreed, are you intending to get me the contract today?'

    If they get you the contract in a timely fashion they'll be in ahead of anything you might pursue today. So looking for something else today is just insurance in case they jerk you around by dragging out the contract.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plonitus View Post
    Hi all,

    The background is that I have verbally accepted a contract, but I am still waiting for the contract to be sent to me.

    In this situation, would other contractors continue to apply for other roles, or wait based on a verbal confirmation?

    Kind regards,

    Nick
    Keep looking until the first invoice is signed.

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    Not my intention to play games.

    Another way to re-phrase, how long does it normally to receive the written contract after the agent has verbally confirmed you have won the role?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Keep looking until the first invoice is signed.
    you sign invoices? How quaint.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Why would you look and possibly deprive another contractor a role, you are a selfish bar steward if you do keep looking
    I would whole heartedly disagree with this.

    Nothing is confirmed until a contract is signed and legs are under tables.

    There are enough threads here citing people's upset that that which had been verbally offered, agreed, and confirmed is then at the 11th hour, retracted.

    If deprivation is indeed anything to be considered, the bloody contractor will only (likely) take on the one role, so the one not taken goes back into the pot. And anyway, if a contractor Can swing two roles, this is called the Nature of Business. Not Uncharitable Deprivation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simes View Post
    I would whole heartedly disagree with this.

    Nothing is confirmed until a contract is signed and legs are under tables.

    There are enough threads here citing people's upset that that which had been verbally offered, agreed, and confirmed is then at the 11th hour, retracted.

    If deprivation is indeed anything to be considered, the bloody contractor will only (likely) take on the one role, so the one not taken goes back into the pot. And anyway, if a contractor Can swing two roles, this is called the Nature of Business. Not Uncharitable Deprivation.

    Grief!
    “Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

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    Oh Cr@p. Sorry!

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