Ever faked a Death in the Family to get out of a Contract? Ever faked a Death in the Family to get out of a Contract?
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    Default Ever faked a Death in the Family to get out of a Contract?

    A friend of mine (non-contractor) told me about a contractor where he works who rang into client telling him that his step brother had died and he wouldn't know when he woud be back in work. It was no secret that he was known by colleagues to hate the gig and would constantly complain about the travel. When he did not call our contact the client for over 2 weeks they asked for a death certificate as proof and became insistent that he come back soon to continue his contract which he had not long started. Personally, regardless of what a schmuck this guy has been and resorting to such desperate measures I didn't think the client could legally do this? Interested to hear other people's stories and have you done anything similar yourself to jump ship from a horror gig?

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    Better to fake your own death I would think.
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    Can we move this to general please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy Win View Post
    A friend of mine (non-contractor) told me about a contractor where he works who rang into client telling him that his step brother had died and he wouldn't know when he woud be back in work. It was no secret that he was known by colleagues to hate the gig and would constantly complain about the travel. When he did not call our contact the client for over 2 weeks they asked for a death certificate as proof and became insistent that he come back soon to continue his contract which he had not long started. Personally, regardless of what a schmuck this guy has been and resorting to such desperate measures I didn't think the client could legally do this? Interested to hear other people's stories and have you done anything similar yourself to jump ship from a horror gig?
    I once paid to have the old man whacked to get out of a contract, but they ended up trafficking him to Turkmenistan. The good-for-nothing sod turned up on my doorstep five years later with a sheepish look on his face, a new gender and a number of 'social diseases'.
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    Every day I contract I die a little more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Every day I contract I die a little more.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Every time you post we do as well
    Well in your case I may up the posts a bit more then :-)
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    No no and no - man that's low. Wait until the day real grief strikes. You'll never pretend again.
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    Why does the client want him back?

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