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    Barclays are just communicating theirs out for all managed service supplied contractors:

    Mandatory 10 working days from 14 to 31 December (well, incl bank hols), plus
    Additional 5 days in October/November

    If you don't have any days off in October/November then your furlough starts on 7 December

    If you take more than 5 days off in October/November your furlough period still starts on 14 December

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    What do they class as Managed Service Contractors? Is that agency supplied as well as the bigger outsourcers?

    I only ask as when we all got walked a couple of years ago some key guys were transferred to the Manager Services like Tech Mahindra which weren't in scope of the head count chops so I'm a little confused what they consider 'Manager Service Contractors' now.
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    Heaps of people now engaged via the awful outfit that is HCL (myself included). There may be other firms too. Not sure if the lot from Avanade are included. Very few agency type workers - they use an agency to provide the contract but it's all on a SOW to HCL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Barclays are just communicating theirs out for all managed service supplied contractors:

    Mandatory 10 working days from 14 to 31 December (well, incl bank hols), plus
    Additional 5 days in October/November

    If you don't have any days off in October/November then your furlough starts on 7 December

    If you take more than 5 days off in October/November your furlough period still starts on 14 December
    I'm at the same client but London-based, suspension of services commences on Monday 10th Dec for all contractors (except the PAYE 'contractors' on agency's payroll).

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    Quote Originally Posted by fibio View Post
    I'm at the same client but London-based, suspension of services commences on Monday 10th Dec for all contractors (except the PAYE 'contractors' on agency's payroll).
    Good to see consistency being applied once again

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    Banks always have change freezes over christmas.
    so they lay off the expensive <contractor> people, apart from infrastructure support etc.
    It's not new, this
    Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
    Inertia, however........................

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    Never had this, ever regardless of working in finance, retail, manufacturing, etc. Colleagues working in the same office doing the same job have had it though Even when there is a software freeze I've always had to be there because things still go wrong and you continue to work on future developments thus time is not wasted, this is short sighted by companies when the time could be well utilised
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    Quote Originally Posted by darmstadt View Post
    Never had this, ever regardless of working in finance, retail, manufacturing, etc. Colleagues working in the same office doing the same job have had it though Even when there is a software freeze I've always had to be there because things still go wrong and you continue to work on future developments thus time is not wasted, this is short sighted by companies when the time could be well utilised
    it started back when the beancounters were promoted over the engineers
    and when 'change manager' became a job title
    Entropy is NOT what it used to be.
    Inertia, however........................

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    Quote Originally Posted by BR14 View Post
    it started back when the beancounters were promoted over the engineers
    and when 'change manager' became a job title
    Must be UK-centric
    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 darmstadt View Post
    Must be UK-centric
    not in my experience , apart from Arabia, of course
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