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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I used to struggle with ethics.

    But then I realised I'm charging for my experience, knowledge, part project experience, not just time and material.

    Working on multiple projects has its pitfalls, however, try and ensure you plan properly. Never found it possible to switch one day to the next for different clients. Perhaps one week here another there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I used to struggle with ethics.

    But then I realised I'm charging for my experience, knowledge, part project experience, not just time and material.

    Working on multiple projects has its pitfalls, however, try and ensure you plan properly. Never found it possible to switch one day to the next for different clients. Perhaps one week here another there...
    I frequently work on multiple contracts. My minimum granularity is the half-day. Hence some weeks, I might well bill for more than 5 days in total. However, the clients know I don't just work for them, so I rarely charge one client for five days in a single week.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    so I rarely charge one client for five days in a single week.
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    Thanks all. It is a short term thing through to the end of contract no 1, and so that I can get on-boarded quickly with the new client. I've arranged to bill by the hour so that I can do this in the evenings, and if I need to go and visit them in that time, I'll take a day 'holiday' to do this.

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    If the contract does not specify otherwise, my take on it is that you are being paid for the first client to be available to work for them for a minimum amount of time up to the contractor-side notice period, whether there is work for you to do or not.
    Therefore yes you can do a second contract to run alongside the first, but only if you can drop the second with no notice period should work be provided by the first.

    The problem is that no-notice period contracts are rare (in my experience).

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    Jfdi whats the worst that can happen?
    Problem will arise if agent does a PES check and calls up your current client/agent to confirm your leaving date was X

    Client says hang on I can see him at his desk

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    Quote Originally Posted by tarbera View Post
    Problem will arise if agent does a PES check and calls up your current client/agent to confirm your leaving date was X

    Client says hang on I can see him at his desk
    Isn't PES something to do with employment?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scooterscot View Post
    I used to struggle with ethics.
    So you moved to thuthics?
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