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    Default Contract: Notice Period 3 Months

    I have been offered a contract with a 3 month notice period either way on an initial 6 month contract. Have not signed the contract yet; IR35 review stage. Even when I was a permie my maximum notice period was 1 month. I'd be more comfortable with 2, maximum 3, weeks. Any thoughts on pros/cons of such a long notice period?

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    Do you believe that if they give you 3 months notice then they will give you work for 3 months? If so, it will give you some security.

    Suppose you hate it though? Can you wait 3 months to get out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milestone View Post
    I have been offered a contract with a 3 month notice period either way on an initial 6 month contract. Have not signed the contract yet; IR35 review stage. Even when I was a permie my maximum notice period was 1 month. I'd be more comfortable with 2, maximum 3, weeks. Any thoughts on pros/cons of such a long notice period?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Do you believe that if they give you 3 months notice then they will give you work for 3 months? If so, it will give you some security.

    Suppose you hate it though? Can you wait 3 months to get out?
    That's the problem, not started the gig, don't know what people/environment are like, have good idea of scale/scope of project (I am a PM), and the project I am taking on is probably 2 years e-2-e. Just debating whether to insist on shorter notice period as 3 months is a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milestone View Post
    That's the problem, not started the gig, don't know what people/environment are like, have good idea of scale/scope of project (I am a PM), and the project I am taking on is probably 2 years e-2-e. Just debating whether to insist on shorter notice period as 3 months is a long time.
    Do you have a substitution clause?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Do you believe that if they give you 3 months notice then they will give you work for 3 months? If so, it will give you some security.

    Suppose you hate it though? Can you wait 3 months to get out?
    That's the problem, not started the gig, don't know what people/environment are like, have good idea of scale/scope of project (I am a PM), and the project I am taking on is probably 2 years e-2-e. Just debating whether to insist on shorter notice period as 3 months is a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    Do you have a substitution clause?
    Yes, but I am getting the wording checked as it is substitution on their approval, which to me indicates not true substitution and an element of control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milestone View Post
    Yes, but I am getting the wording checked as it is substitution on their approval, which to me indicates not true substitution and an element of control.
    Within reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milestone View Post
    Yes, but I am getting the wording checked as it is substitution on their approval, which to me indicates not true substitution and an element of control.
    Sure. But if you really want to leave you can demand to send a substitute and generally be such a nuisance they let you go. Not ideal but nobody wants someone who does not want to be there. I wouldn't worry about it unless there as other alarm bells.
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    Am sure that 3 months is frowned upon from an IR35 perspective. Just too long.
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