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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    It's also a fact it's legal to chop your own cock off but you'd be stupid to do it.
    pity some posters on here only found out afterwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cirrus View Post
    Glad to see you've caught up with the rest of us.

    Flouncing about a passport image doesn't change whether you're a doormat or not. If you don't like the fact that customers call the tune maybe it's better to get a job with your local council.
    But do they, though?

    The client has a need for someone with X skills and experience. I'm a person who can provide X skills and experience. Sure, the client can arguably hire other contractors with X skills and experience, but then so too can I find other clients willing to hire me.

    The difference between most other people's attitude here and mine seems to be that they advocate a "sell out at any cost" kind of whoring, while I greatly prefer entering into a relationship on a more equal footing basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    But do they, though?

    The client has a need for someone with X skills and experience. I'm a person who can provide X skills and experience. Sure, the client can arguably hire other contractors with X skills and experience, but then so too can I find other clients willing to hire me.

    The difference between most other people's attitude here and mine seems to be that they advocate a "sell out at any cost" kind of whoring, while I greatly prefer entering into a relationship on a more equal footing basis.
    I have to admire the massive flexibility in your business model
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    But do they, though?

    <some deluded crap snipped>.
    Yes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordac View Post
    Yes.

    And yet in over 15 years of contracting, I've had a sum total of around 6 months on the bench (ignoring time on the bench taken purposefully).

    But I'm sure I'm doing it all wrong. Please, do tell me how I can be so much better like yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    I have to admire the massive flexibility in your business model
    No need to be "flexible" if it's already working well.

    Of course, also bear in mind that I didn't get into contracting for the filthy lucre (which is what most people seem to do it for - hence the whoring themselves to the highest bidder), I got into contracting for the autonomy and control over my own work-life and career.

    Could I have done things differently over the years and gained more money than I have done? Almost certainly, yes.
    Would I have been happier if I'd done that? Almost certainly, no.

    As baffling and alien as it seems to some folks, money isn't everything.
    Last edited by billybiro; 19th June 2018 at 20:19.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post

    As baffling and alien as it seems to some folks, money isn't everything.
    True, but it does help to have a healthy buffer between oneself and the harsh realities of life
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    And yet in over 15 years of contracting, I've had a sum total of around 6 months on the bench (ignoring time on the bench taken purposefully).

    But I'm sure I'm doing it all wrong. Please, do tell me how I can be so much better like yourself.
    In which case I congratulate you on being a very lucky boy. Because if I turned up with an attitude like yours and handed the client a £500 a day invoice, I wouldn't be holding my breath whilst waiting for payment.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    And yet in over 15 years of contracting, I've had a sum total of around 6 months on the bench (ignoring time on the bench taken purposefully).

    But I'm sure I'm doing it all wrong. Please, do tell me how I can be so much better like yourself.
    6 months? Loser.
    Hmm. I'm beginning to suspect that you need to find all the packing the computer came in...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    6 months? Loser.
    Why about the 14 years purposefully on the bench?
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