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    Default When there's nothing to do...

    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.....

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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.....
    Well done you for only charging 1/2 rates.
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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.....
    Aren't there any documents to improve? Code improvement to do?
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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.....
    I'm sure they would rather you were doing that than engaging them in conversation over the water cooler.
    Last edited by northernladyuk; 9th October 2017 at 14:56.
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    If you're working at home, do some exercise while watching a movie. It helps make you feel that you've achieved something.

    If you're working in the client office, exercise your right as an independent consultant to take your work offsite, where you can then watch a movie and work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChimpMaster View Post
    If you're working at home, do some exercise while watching a movie. It helps make you feel that you've achieved something.

    If you're working in the client office, exercise your right as an independent consultant to take your work offsite, where you can then watch a movie and work out.
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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.
    How uncharitable.

    I am, oddly enough, one of those people who enjoys imparting interesting factoids to whoever is within earshot whilst I'm at the water cooler.
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    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.
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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.....
    You could at least join the 'had a wank and invoiced for it club'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    I do feel a little bit guilty spending all day surfing the web for £80 per hour.....
    Reminds me of my first client...
    “We've always defined ourselves by the ability to overcome the impossible. And we count these moments. These moments when we dare to aim higher, to break barriers, to reach for the stars, to make the unknown known. We count these moments as our proudest achievements. But we lost all that. Or perhaps we've just forgotten that we are still pioneers. And we've barely begun. And that our greatest accomplishments cannot be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    I am, oddly enough, one of those people who enjoys imparting inneresting factoids to whoever is within earshot whilst I'm at the water cooler.
    I don't doubt it.
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