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    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
    I admit that I'm a lazy lying cretin, but so what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RyanDS View Post

    Holidays - I like to backpack. I generally work 3 months on, backpack for 3 weeks, repeat. Occasionally some of the backpacking time is working remotely, but I am happy to be on a beach in Cambodia working, or logging in from a hotel in Moscow, or debugging while on an overnight bus in Guatemala. The important thing is the contracting lets me travel.

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    Anyway, the contract I am on has offered me a perm role, with generous holiday, but more importantly a "you can spend one month a year working remotely no questions asked" clause. Which means I get the perks of perm, plus the main perk of contracting for me.
    Huh? I fail to see the logic of what you've written. Having one month a year working remotely is hardly equivalent to having three months a year not working at all.
    And what are the "perks of perm", and why do you want them? Have you seen a psychiatrist?

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    For me, it's about flexibility and variety. I get a bit bored if I'm one place for too long and find that short/no notice periods means I can move on when I start to get itchy feet.

    I very much dislike office politics and 360 PDRs to justify a 1% pay rise each year.

    I like deciding how long my holidays are going to be or how much time I take off each year without getting permission to take it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    For me, it's about flexibility and variety. I get a bit bored if I'm one place for too long and find that short/no notice periods means I can move on when I start to get itchy feet.

    I very much dislike office politics and 360 PDRs to justify a 1% pay rise each year.

    I like deciding how long my holidays are going to be or how much time I take off each year without getting permission to take it.
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    Being able to doing a moonlight flit having raided the stationary cupboard one too many times....
    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
    Being able to doing a moonlight flit having raided the stationary cupboard one too many times....
    At least a stationary cupboard can't chase after you.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bean
    I admit that I'm a lazy lying cretin, but so what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    For me, it's about flexibility and variety. I get a bit bored if I'm one place for too long and find that short/no notice periods means I can move on when I start to get itchy feet.

    I very much dislike office politics and 360 PDRs to justify a 1% pay rise each year.

    I like deciding how long my holidays are going to be or how much time I take off each year without getting permission to take it.
    I agree..

    trick is to not take it seriously - we get a cost of living rise each year anyway so.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    I agree..

    trick is to not take it seriously - we get a cost of living rise each year anyway so.....
    I just got an 18% increase on my rate at renewal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    I just got an 18% increase on my rate at renewal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Almost makes up for rates being pretty stagnant over the last decade.
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