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    Default Daftest question from an agent?

    Agent called me - asked if I had a family or a pet. He was checking out my willingness to travel.

    He asked how I would feel about travelling to Newquay - not a problem I reply, there is a train from my home town that goes there, provided the role suits and ther rate is okay.

    Half an hour later he said the role was in Milton Keynes. So, why ask me about travel to Newquay?

    Had a chutney spooner on Friday commiting to a rate before he talks about the role.

    This used to be a straightforward game. I am honestly thinking about working in B&Q.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zeitghost View Post
    Was it New Quay in Wales or Newquay in Cornwall?

    We should be told.
    Correct. Regular flights to Newquay and it's not in Wales.
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    More likely Newport Pagnel.
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    Daftest questions:

    "Would you consider going perm? It's 21k pa and I think you'd walk the interview."

    I probably would given that I was on over double that before I went contracting you gibbon.
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    One that happened to me on Friday - would you like to work for TCS in Zurich?

    Regretfully I initially said yes. I then came to my senses and said no. I am still being bombarded with emails and phone calls.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    One that happened to me on Friday - would you like to work for TCS in Zurich?

    Regretfully I initially said yes. I then came to my senses and said no. I am still being bombarded with emails and phone calls.
    My current pain is an insurance company in Ipswich. Every week I get an email from one of two agents on LinkedIn as they circle round the same list of contractors who aren't gullible enough to take it
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    Will you accept £50 and a night with NLyUK to make me forum poster of the year?

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    Would you consider perm?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Will you accept £50 and a night with NLyUK to make me forum poster of the year?

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    Damn Outbid, I offered him 50p for a night with NLyUK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    Damn Outbid, I offered him 50p for a night with NLyUK.
    And to think, you could have saved yourself at least 30p...
    His heart is in the right place - shame we can't say the same about his brain...

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