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    Like others have said good chance this isn't going to happen now. That really sucks. Depending on the inside contract rate vs your salary now I can understand why you were tempted to take this contract and why it might have been worth the risk. Unfortunately it likely didn't work out for you. It sucks but hey that's life. Hopefully you have some money saved up or can salvage your current perm job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helger View Post
    Yes. Your grammar is terrible.

    Other than that: Welcome To The Wonderful World Of Contracting (tm).
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyya99 View Post
    A clearly concerned member of our community comes on here looking for advice and the usual bitter suspects/lifers hammer him for it. Terrible tone on this site.

    OP, I was in a contract once and interviewed and accepted another contract. However, the agent was doing the same thing as is happening to you, think it lasted about 3 weeks. He did however come good and I started the role and made a killing. I don't know if this helps but it's a different perspective. Good luck.
    Even in good times leaving a safe permie job and taking up a contract is risky and might mean a few mo the on bench. We are talking the biggest recession ever, pandemic, ghost towns , high unemployment figures and not to mention IR35 in April. Who in their sane mind would think of jumping into contracting? The mind boggles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by helger View Post
    Now the agent is saying he cannot issue the contract at the moment, as he is awaiting approval from the client. He assured me that everything is ok, he just needs to wait for the approval from the client before he could issue the contract. He kept saying this for more than a week now, and it is only one week for the start date..

    My experience is a lot of companies are managed by people who are terrible at managing their work load. Especially if you report to accountants or finance people, where the world stops if its time to do some accounts. Be chill, but if don't turn down any potential opportunities / interviews.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heyya99 View Post
    A clearly concerned member of our community comes on here looking for advice and the usual bitter suspects/lifers hammer him for it. Terrible tone on this site.
    Could be worse.. You could give him some advice...
    OP, I was in a contract once and interviewed and accepted another contract. However, the agent was doing the same thing as is happening to you, think it lasted about 3 weeks. He did however come good and I started the role and made a killing. I don't know if this helps but it's a different perspective. Good luck.
    Cool story bro.

    OP.. Assume you won't get it and start looking for something or trying to get back in the your employer. If the role appears then good, if it does then you've not wasted any time waiting for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heyya99 View Post
    A clearly concerned member of our community comes on here looking for advice and the usual bitter suspects/lifers hammer him for it. Terrible tone on this site.

    OP, I was in a contract once and interviewed and accepted another contract. However, the agent was doing the same thing as is happening to you, think it lasted about 3 weeks. He did however come good and I started the role and made a killing. I don't know if this helps but it's a different perspective. Good luck.
    I presume you were going from a permanent role to your first contract in a middle of a global pandemic????
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    Even in good times leaving a safe permie job and taking up a contract is risky and might mean a few mo the on bench. We are talking the biggest recession ever, pandemic, ghost towns , high unemployment figures and not to mention IR35 in April. Who in their sane mind would think of jumping into contracting? The mind boggles.
    We haven't heard enough of the details to know if it was sane decision or not.

    If the OP is young and living with their parents and has no bills, has some cash saved up and was going from 30k a year permie to 500/day inside then it would be worth the risk even if there is a good chance it might not happen.

    You guys love to make these blanket statements but not everyone's situation is the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jayn200 View Post
    We haven't heard enough of the details to know if it was sane decision or not.

    If the OP is young and living with their parents and has no bills, has some cash saved up and was going from 30k a year permie to 500/day inside then it would be worth the risk even if there is a good chance it might not happen.

    You guys love to make these blanket statements but not everyone's situation is the same.
    Isn’t that kinda the point though?
    People come here to know what we would/did do in similar circumstances.

    Some of us might have done things that with hindsight were dumb. Quite often that hindsight informs the suggestions provided.

    Only the OP knows their own circumstances. We don’t have that context though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
    Isn’t that kinda the point though?
    People come here to know what we would/did do in similar circumstances.

    Some of us might have done things that with hindsight were dumb. Quite often that hindsight informs the suggestions provided.

    Only the OP knows their own circumstances. We don’t have that context though.
    fair enough, good point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    I presume you were going from a permanent role to your first contract in a middle of a global pandemic????
    No I haven't but the OP has done what they have done. Advice can be given without making the OP feels worse than they likely already do.

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