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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDogsNads View Post
    Yeah, that sounds like a great plan. Tell the client to shove 90% of what you had for 100% of nothing in this market in less than 6 weeks time. Not!
    We don't know that they haven't got another GIG lined up already, they don't say...

    Of course if eberyone takes the "little man" option and says well "ok, you can give me a rate cut and I'll just suck it up" then they'll keep doing it, if we all had backbones and all refused they'd quickly backpedal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilboil View Post
    We don't know that they haven't got another GIG lined up already, they don't say...

    Of course if eberyone takes the "little man" option and says well "ok, you can give me a rate cut and I'll just suck it up" then they'll keep doing it, if we all had backbones and all refused they'd quickly backpedal.
    did they have this other role lined up before the client even mentioned the rate cut then?

    You can live in your made up utopia all you like. Or havent you noticed the supply of contractors grossly exceeds demands?

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    Actually, despite being a bit rude and presumptuous, TheDogsNads is probably right. I suspect I won't maximise $$$. I just don't care.

    Funnily enough, no exceptions quickly turned into talk of an exception because rolling the dice on several million quids worth of investment for the saving of low tens of thousands isn't sensible. I declined that too.

    I guess we'll need to wait to see if I'm posting on here in a years time that my warchest is depleted and I don't know what to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheDogsNads View Post
    did they have this other role lined up before the client even mentioned the rate cut then?

    You can live in your made up utopia all you like. Or havent you noticed the supply of contractors grossly exceeds demands?
    I can't say that I'd noticed. It's been a busy time in my industry all the way through this process and we can't hire contractors quick enough. Have you thought maybe it's not the market, maybe it's your skills???

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    Quote Originally Posted by oilboil View Post
    I can't say that I'd noticed. It's been a busy time in my industry all the way through this process and we can't hire contractors quick enough.
    Which industry is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
    Which industry is that?
    There is a clue in his username...
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    There is a clue in his username...
    Catering?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    There is a clue in his username...
    There's a user called peoplesoftbloke (or simlar) on here. Ask him what technology he works with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paralytic View Post
    There's a user called peoplesoftbloke (or simlar) on here. Ask him what technology he works with.
    Well originally it was peoplesoft

    However I think if you are in the oil industry you probably are there for life.
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    There is a clue in his username...
    Yep - Oil all the way (with the occasional other natural resource exploration gig)

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