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    I do this. I negotiated it from the start. I had to go there for two weeks at the start to get to know them. I am in a niche area, I have a good rep in the market and a track record of delivery across many clients. I'm getting standard contract rates minus ~10%. I go to their office once a month or so (getting less frequent as time marches on) and work with them face to face - which I like because I get a few "big city" nights out while I'm there.

    It's great! There are obvious downsides but if you manage them properly you can make it work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Absolutely, however very satisfying logging on without pants for the very first time
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Absolutely, however very satisfying logging on in your wife's pants for the very first time
    Or so you told me

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    I do remote working every now and again, and know permies who do so.

    Yes you do have to go into the office for a few days a month. The timings of whether it's weekly, biweekly or monthly depend on the client/employer.

    The main annoying thing is that you are the go to person for deliveries on your road if people aren't in.

    You do need to ensure that you have a fast broadband connection that is reliable. Some rural places don't have a fast broadband connection and in some suburban/urban areas it's not reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    I do remote working every now and again, and know permies who do so.

    Yes you do have to go into the office for a few days a month. The timings of whether it's weekly, biweekly or monthly depend on the client/employer.

    The main annoying thing is that you are the go to person for deliveries on your road if people aren't in.

    You do need to ensure that you have a fast broadband connection that is reliable. Some rural places don't have a fast broadband connection and in some suburban/urban areas it's not reliable.
    I'm always "just going out".........

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    I'm always "just going out".........
    I think answering the door without pants has put them off for life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    I think answering the door without pants has put them off for life.
    Correct.

    You just need to make sure all the various delivery companies get a similar view:-

    Either:-

    Pants
    Naked
    The Mrs. pants

    Never have any issues now

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Absolutely, however very satisfying logging on in your pants for the very first time
    You mean you normally don't get dressed at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    You mean you normally don't get dressed at all.
    I've learnt to get fully dressed.

    Nothing like having a video meeting and standing up to reveal you are wearing pjs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    You mean you normally don't get dressed at all.
    Sometimes I would say, not normally

    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    I've learnt to get fully dressed.

    Nothing like having a video meeting and standing up to reveal you are wearing pjs.
    Luckily we don't have video meetings.

    I generally attend only useful calls and people are dissuaded from calling me on the phone when I'm at home, unless they really need to.
    Last edited by MrMarkyMark; 6th March 2017 at 09:38.

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