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    What I do is to find some service improvement that can be made and offer ClientCo to do it in addition to what I'm there for. If they decline I can resume browsing the internet with clear conscious, so far it's about 50/50 success rate (whichever direction you want to call success)

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    Thank **** we don't have a water cooler...
    Brexit is having a wee in the middle of the room at a house party because nobody is talking to you, and then complaining about the smell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    Is the onus on me to tell them?

    I do feel a little bit guilty spending all day surfing the web for £80 per hour.....
    My barrister does that for £400 an hour and does not feel guilty.
    Brexiteers remind me of religious fanatics, only faith, no facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Well done you for only charging 1/2 rates.
    she said per hour not per day!
    "If you didn't do anything that wasn't good for you it would be a very dull life. What are you gonna do? Everything that is pleasant in life is dangerous."

    I want to see the hand of history on his collar.

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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladyuk View Post
    I'm sure they would rather you were doing that than engaging them in conversation over the water cooler.
    Quote Originally Posted by Hobosapien View Post
    Stop being a slave to the invoice and if work is light, take some time off.

    It counts towards being outside IR35 (as a provable work practice) when you are telling the client you won't be onsite (or working remotely) due to nothing to do at that moment and for them to contact you when the next phase of the project (or whatever) is ready.

    So by skiving on the client's dime you are only digging yourself into a hole if HMRC investigate your working practices and find you were behaving like a lazy permie.

    Well, I've had the conversation & they've come back with that dreaded acronym.

    B.A.U.

    Think I'm going to tell them to call me when there's actually some project work on tap again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pip in a poke View Post
    well, i've had the conversation & they've come back with that dreaded acronym.

    wgas gtfo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    Well, I've had the conversation & they've come back with that dreaded acronym.

    B.A.U.

    Think I'm going to tell them to call me when there's actually some project work on tap again.
    Yes I loved a bit of BAU, in that when they tried to get me to do some I told them I could only do strictly project based work (as an agreed working practice with my 'handler' at the client) and if they really wanted me to do it they'd need to wrap it up as a mini project. They never could be bothered to do that, and found some other mug to do it.
    Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Thank **** we don't have a water cooler...
    We do now!

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