Working or benched? Working or benched?

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  • I am working in a contract

    42 60.87%
  • I am working in a perm job

    5 7.25%
  • I am not working / benched / looking

    17 24.64%
  • Other (please specify)

    5 7.25%
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    Question Working or benched?

    Simple question / poll. Are you currently working in a contract, permie job or "inbetween clients" currently?
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    Want to get a feel for how many are actually benched contractors. Maybe it is just the unlucky few?
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    Although this poll is most likely skewed due to Survivorship_bias
    I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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    who wants to know?
    you the polis?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    who wants to know?
    you the polis?
    I work for the IR35 collection dept at HMRC. My annual bonus depends on nailing hard working tax dodgers. Those on the bench, living on the streets or dead need not worry.
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    Ad-Hoc projects here and there. Good day rates, but very inconsistent - only have work lined up for another 2.5 weeks

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    Where is the option for working but had to take a pay cut

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    Quote Originally Posted by NowPermOutsideUK View Post
    Where is the option for working but had to take a pay cut
    That's still working. Unless your pay cut was close to 100%, you are still earning a very good living I'm sure.
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    Looks like we have 36% unemployment on the forum. If its a microcosm of the wider economy, we are truly fudged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sira View Post
    Looks like we have 36% unemployment on the forum. If its a microcosm of the wider economy, we are truly fudged.
    That's assuming the people who are not working by choice aren't included and have selected 'other' instead.

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