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    Not sure tbh. I've had 6 figures chucked at me, but I suspect for that sort of package they'd want the soul of your first born child. I'm quite happy turning up, doing my work and going home.

    Every so often I think of going perm just to climb the slippery pole because I figure the only way to get anything approaching what you can earn as a contractor is in senior management, but the thought of focal reviews and all the other pointless permie stuff makes me want to

    I might consider a technical presales/technical account management job for a startup I believed in, but no way would I want to work as a permie in a lot of the corporates I've done as a contractor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    Depends on the total "package"

    For me it has to be a good baseline salary (i'd say £75k min) plus:

    At least 10% pension contribution on top
    The best possible private healthcare (so that means disregard all prio medical history as a minimum) including whole family
    30 days paid holiday
    35 hours max working week
    Fully subsidised restaurant
    Onsite gym
    Walking distance from home in under 15 mins

    Which I have

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    Quote Originally Posted by KentDogWalker View Post
    I'm looking at a permie role. Typically I made 500 an day, but the market sucks in frontend.

    How much would you need to go permie, seriously?
    How much do you spend in a month?

    That amount as a minimum I would expect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    How much do you spend in a month?

    That amount as a minimum I would expect.
    This is what makes the most sense, at a basic level. What you need to earn is based on your outgoings. What you want to earn is based on your aspirations.

    However, as many have said, hard cash is just the start of the conversation. So much more to consider.

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    £80k, and decent benefits package, and plenty of flexibility or based outside of London.

    Currently on £500 p/d, and happy doing what I'm doing, but I'm not wedded to being a contractor - if the right opportunity with right package and growth opportunities came along, I'd jump at the chance. Some people seem to wear the contractor tag like a badge of honour, but personally I think I miss some of the frivolities of permiedom, including 1-2-1s and pay reviews.... Not enough to halve my take home though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fiisch View Post
    £80k, and decent benefits package, and plenty of flexibility or based outside of London.
    I thi k many of the responses are taking in to account there are tough times ahead and are factoring in some bench time rather than a like for like comparisons.
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    If asked to go permie, ask for a stupid amount of money. That's what I've done. And twice they've said yes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    If asked to go permie, ask for a stupid amount of money. That's what I've done. And twice they've said yes...
    Apparently that's what tradesmen do when they're quoting for a job they don't want to do..
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    Quote Originally Posted by KinooOrKinog View Post
    Apparently that's what tradesmen do when they're quoting for a job they don't want to do..
    It's called a 'Fuck Off Price'.

    I nearly ended up working in Qatar after giving one of them. Fortunately they tried to stuff me on the benefits package at the last minute so saved me from myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Greg View Post
    It's called a 'Fuck Off Price'.

    I nearly ended up working in Qatar after giving one of them. Fortunately they tried to stuff me on the benefits package at the last minute so saved me from myself.
    Nothing quite so drastic but I did a **** Off quote for a ridiculous bank holiday weekend (+ days either side) with insane amounts of overtime. Put it this way, even after I worked it I was convinced they were going to push back on the frankly outrageous invoice.

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