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    Very rarely have I done this in 25 years contracting, but I have invoked my months notice period on my contract.

    It was still to run to the end of August (which would have been 20 months) but it is debatable whether I would have got another. The guy who I working with has been put on garden leave & one of the big four have been drafted in. The early scouts have started arriving, and now I report to a big four consultant who is working out who they can replace with their own resources at 3 to 4x the same rate.

    Warchest is super healthy, the summer is coming and the goose is getting fat.

    I'm going on holiday for a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Very rarely have I done this in 25 years contracting, but I have invoked my months notice period on my contract.

    It was still to run to the end of August (which would have been 20 months) but it is debatable whether I would have got another. The guy who I working with has been put on garden leave & one of the big four have been drafted in. The early scouts have started arriving, and now I report to a big four consultant who is working out who they can replace with their own resources at 3 to 4x the same rate.

    Warchest is super healthy, the summer is coming and the goose is getting fat.

    I'm going on holiday for a few months.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Warchest is super healthy, the summer is coming and the goose is getting fat.
    Enjoy!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    Very rarely have I done this in 25 years contracting, but I have invoked my months notice period on my contract.

    It was still to run to the end of August (which would have been 20 months) but it is debatable whether I would have got another. The guy who I working with has been put on garden leave & one of the big four have been drafted in. The early scouts have started arriving, and now I report to a big four consultant who is working out who they can replace with their own resources at 3 to 4x the same rate.

    Warchest is super healthy, the summer is coming and the goose is getting fat.

    I'm going on holiday for a few months.
    I came very close to doing that once, but "someone" got me fired before I had the chance.

    Enjoy the summer
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    I came very close to doing that once, but "someone" got me fired before I had the chance.
    FFS, are you still going on about that? Look it was either me or you, and I got to HR first.
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    Good for you. That's what contracting is meant to be about. Many contractors (incl. me) rarely get to enjoy the fruits of our labours.

    Funny thing though: although your warchest is in good nick, it's amazing the psychological affect of having no income. Your bank balance steps down a few grand every month and after years of accumulating you're now spending. It only takes a couple of months and you start to have concerns, even when there is no need.

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