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    Default By passing the agent after offer but before start date....

    Provisionally boomed to start on the 29th, during the initial discussions with the agent I mentioned I had the last two weeks of August booked to go away. Turns out he hasn’t informed the client so they don’t know, I never mentioned it in the interview as it wasn’t asked (ok possibly my bad on that one)

    Would you bypass the agent and contact the client advising them of the holiday, or rock up on day one and say any the way in three weeks time I’m buggering off for a fortnight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Provisionally boomed to start on the 29th, during the initial discussions with the agent I mentioned I had the last two weeks of August booked to go away. Turns out he hasn’t informed the client so they don’t know, I never mentioned it in the interview as it wasn’t asked (ok possibly my bad on that one)

    Would you bypass the agent and contact the client advising them of the holiday, or rock up on day one and say any the way in three weeks time I’m buggering off for a fortnight?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Provisionally boomed to start on the 29th, during the initial discussions with the agent I mentioned I had the last two weeks of August booked to go away. Turns out he hasn’t informed the client so they don’t know, I never mentioned it in the interview as it wasn’t asked (ok possibly my bad on that one)

    Would you bypass the agent and contact the client advising them of the holiday, or rock up on day one and say any the way in three weeks time I’m buggering off for a fortnight?
    You need to tell the client, it's not their fault. Just call and say I'm sure the agent has told you already but im away from this date...

    If you leave it to the agent then you don't know if the agent is going to drop you in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonMac View Post
    Provisionally boomed to start on the 29th, during the initial discussions with the agent I mentioned I had the last two weeks of August booked to go away. Turns out he hasn’t informed the client so they don’t know, I never mentioned it in the interview as it wasn’t asked (ok possibly my bad on that one)

    Would you bypass the agent and contact the client advising them of the holiday, or rock up on day one and say any the way in three weeks time I’m buggering off for a fortnight?
    the latter.... always...
    don't jeapordise the engagement.....
    It's the agent's fauilt for not informing.
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    +1 to the above as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zigenare View Post
    Honesty is the best policy. Build your business on quality and integrity!

    Failing that invoke the substitution clause. How many Gladiators have you currently got not bleeding radiators?
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    Yeh I'd tell the client as someone else said "Im sure agent has told you etc".

    I've had agents do this twice to me. I guess they are thinking "Oh no, I've sorted the deal and now this dumbass contractor is putting a spanner in there by wanting two weeks off. It might upset the client and they pull it".

    So they don't tell the client at all. They're thinking, I guess, is get the contractor on site and started and deny all knowledge. Once the contractor is there, then if client kicks off and moans about contractors not telling them then contractor will have to cancel they're holidays.... Or sort it out themselves.
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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Yeh I'd tell the client as someone else said "Im sure agent has told you etc".

    I've had agents do this twice to me. I guess they are thinking "Oh no, I've sorted the deal and now this dumbass contractor is putting a spanner in there by wanting two weeks off. It might upset the client and they pull it".

    So they don't tell the client at all. They're thinking, I guess, is get the contractor on site and started and deny all knowledge. Once the contractor is there, then if client kicks off and moans about contractors not telling them then contractor will have to cancel they're holidays.... Or sort it out themselves.
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    Cancel your plans and honour the contract you've committed to.

    You need to stop thinking like a permie - contractors don't get "holiday". Has 23k+ posts on these pages taught you nothing?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fiisch View Post
    Cancel your plans and honour the contract you've committed to.

    You need to stop thinking like a permie - contractors don't get "holiday". Has 23k+ posts on these pages taught you nothing?!
    I'm sure the contract is properly checked and there is no MOO so by going on a holiday for a period you are still honoring the contract.

    Speaking of Holidays - sure contractors have them, one of the best parts of being a contractor vs permie is that you don't have to rely on approval to do so.

    You are probably confusing Holiday with leave/annual leave.

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