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    You are just a BAU bum on seat so if they can't handover your duties to an intern/apprentice in a month they are doing something badly wrong.

    If you were in a specialist role and the only person delivering then it would be a problem. You are not so can't see them having a problem. No one wants a contractor around that doesn't want to be there and they've got over a month to sort it. The other option is you bail without saying a word next time so it's in your clients interests to grasp this opportunity with both hands.

    Negotiationing will bring this to a close without having to fall back on contractual terms IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    Which is exactly what you want - you are trying to meet the contract, client will not accept that. Client is in breach of contract, so you have no option but to terminate for breach.
    It's not as straight forward as that. You have to give them the option to rectify and various other things to do it properly before you just claim breach and flounce off which all takes time. Not really going to work in the timescales required.

    If you were going to do that you don't want it to go legal as you are likely to lose in which case you might as well just walk out the door and not come back. You are just relying on the fact it won't go any further.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    No notice period like I said. Client has one week.

    Hmmm all well and good saying that but I can't ditch the current gig like that. NLUK would disagree with me but even I've got some principles. Not many mind.

    But current client have been very good to me over the past two years.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It's not as straight forward as that. You have to give them the option to rectify and various other things to do it properly before you just claim breach and flounce off which all takes time. Not really going to work in the timescales required.

    If you were going to do that you don't want it to go legal as you are likely to lose in which case you might as well just walk out the door and not come back. You are just relying on the fact it won't go any further.
    The option to retify is simple - either they accept the substitute for the month or they don't.

    If they accept the substitute then it's fine. If they breach a fundamental part of the contract (see breach of warranty v breach of condition), then it's fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    The option to retify is simple - either they accept the substitute for the month or they don't.

    If they accept the substitute then it's fine. If they breach a fundamental part of the contract (see breach of warranty v breach of condition), then it's fine.
    We will only know when it's tested but they can quite reasonably delay that decision a bit. Then there is finding someone and training them up at your time/own cost etc. The practicalities of it make it unweildly and is likely to end in a bun fight so probably be easier just to say I'm off and just go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    You are just a BAU bum on seat so if they can't handover your duties to an intern/apprentice in a month they are doing something badly wrong.

    If you were in a specialist role and the only person delivering then it would be a problem. You are not so can't see them having a problem. No one wants a contractor around that doesn't want to be there and they've got over a month to sort it. The other option is you bail without saying a word next time so it's in your clients interests to grasp this opportunity with both hands.

    Negotiationing will bring this to a close without having to fall back on contractual terms IMO.
    Ha ha - despite what you may thin I am the only person delivering one aspect lol.

    Not going to play funny buggers contractually. Its not fair. Must be something wrong with me - I've changed into NLUK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VillageContractor View Post
    Family comes first.
    It does but I would rather sort this out amicably. If they say no then Im not sure yet what my next move would be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    We will only know when it's tested but they can quite reasonably delay that decision a bit. Then there is finding someone and training them up at your time/own cost etc. The practicalities of it make it unweildly and is likely to end in a bun fight so probably be easier just to say I'm off and just go.
    I agree. If I mention sub the local people are likely to say "Eh? first we've heard about this". Then like you said, how do I get someone up to speed?
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    I think PC has been drinking, what no sickie? morals? look after number one at all costs? Blimey they say it's a changing world :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gables View Post
    I think PC has been drinking, what no sickie? morals? look after number one at all costs? Blimey they say it's a changing world :-)
    Thank you Gables. Generally, my attitude is clients/agencies stuff them. I dont actually care about the end client overall.

    BUT I do care about the local people here onsite who may be dropped right in it if I leave.

    There are certain clients in the past I'd have just walked out the door because they were tossers. BUT current local client guy has been nothing but fair and honest with me the last few years. Hes even been good about it when I asked this.
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