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    I have been contracting with an organisation. I have been getting on well. People have spoke highly of me, people have said they want me to be involved in plans for 2020 etc etc

    I was told I would get a contract extension. I was initially puzzled because the contract extension would only take me into Jan 2020 but assumed it was because budgets were just being finalised.

    I got contacted by the agent today and I got told I would be offered a two week extension which took me up to the Christmas break.

    Without you know, going and asking someone who might know what is going on, can anyone advise what might be happening here?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContractBunny View Post
    I have been contracting with an organisation. I have been getting on well. People have spoke highly of me, people have said they want me to be involved in plans for 2020 etc etc

    I was told I would get a contract extension. I was initially puzzled because the contract extension would only take me into Jan 2020 but assumed it was because budgets were just being finalised.

    I got contacted by the agent today and I got told I would be offered a two week extension which took me up to the Christmas break.

    Without you know, going and asking someone who might know what is going on, can anyone advise what might be happening here?
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    Have you asked your accountant?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    Have you asked your accountant?
    So the correct inference, is that there is no job in 2020.

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    You did get an extension, just not one that is into 2020 as you seemed to believe. Being involved in the plans for 2020 are not the same as being *in* the plans for 2020.

    It could be a cock up, it could be budgets, it could be pending an IR35 review. You won't truly know without asking the client.

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    Nothing to do with them releasing a determination of the roles so the new ones after Xmas will be based on the new determination?
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    It’s like you tell your lover you are getting a penis extension she assumes you are getting a whopper and dreams of big boy sex, but you come home with an extra inch.

    Your wife should have asked you, how long

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContractBunny View Post
    Without you know, going and asking someone who might know what is going on, can anyone advise what might be happening here?
    If they had zero plans to bring you back wouldn't they just let your current contract expire 2 weeks earlier? What can you achieve in those 2 weeks, are you wrapping up a project?

    It looks positive to me.

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    Have you asked the agent?

    Agents and HR departments/hiring managers wouldn't normally be bothered with such a short extension due to the paperwork involved. I needed a two week extension recently to finish just another 2 days part time consulting work I was doing. The client asked me to bill it as if I had worked in the previous month which is what was agreed with the agent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ContractBunny View Post
    I have been contracting with an organisation. I have been getting on well. People have spoke highly of me, people have said they want me to be involved in plans for 2020 etc etc?
    Who are these people?

    People say things. The people that say things do not always speak to the people who do things. The people that do things are usually more important than the people who say things.

    You need to speak to the people who do things.

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