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    Quote Originally Posted by vetran View Post
    depends on the employer.

    16 years on the dark side but enjoying the current employer.

    My appraisal was the other day actually, but my Boss is a nice bloke and it was very pleasant. I might even get some more training.
    WVS.

    I was very careful choosing who I wanted to go permie with. I'm with a small niche consultancy where you work with the owners and 1:1 aren't necessary as they see what you do all the time.

    But small has it's downsides as well. Fortunately I have never lost my contractor mindset and view furlough/redundancy as just another fork in the road of life.

    Unlike the non-contractor permies who are running around like headless chickens...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I am shortly to finish what will be, I think, my last ever contract role. (Been offered a perm role fairly close to home). What a really strange feeling. Do I have to leave the forum?
    Please don't

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    Quote Originally Posted by cojak View Post
    WVS.

    I was very careful choosing who I wanted to go permie with. I'm with a small niche consultancy where you work with the owners and 1:1 aren't necessary as they see what you do all the time.

    But small has it's downsides as well. Fortunately I have never lost my contractor mindset and view furlough/redundancy as just another fork in the road of life.

    Unlike the non-contractor permies who are running around like headless chickens...
    This is my biggest concern, yup. I would never have considered a perm role with this company before current events and mayneed to keep my contractor mindset for a while yet as they may not survive the year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I am shortly to finish what will be, I think, my last ever contract role. (Been offered a perm role fairly close to home). What a really strange feeling. Do I have to leave the forum?
    I have been perm for years now. My previous place (which I left contracting for) was small and got bigger and then brought in BS appraisals where they told you how great you were rather than paying you more.

    I left there and my current place gave me an appraisal last month which was telling me that as I had only been there 6 months I did not qualify for a pay rise but they were so happy with what I had been doing they were going to give me one anyway. The entire thing took less than 10 minutes.

    You might be lucky and get a company like that in which case it is a breeze!
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    Good luck with going perm, at least come back and let us all know how it's going. Would also be good to find out how your annual appraisal goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I am shortly to finish what will be, I think, my last ever contract role. (Been offered a perm role fairly close to home). What a really strange feeling. Do I have to leave the forum?
    Aww don't leave!

    And the very best of luck with the new role !! x

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    Quote Originally Posted by woohoo View Post
    Good luck with going perm, at least come back and let us all know how it's going. Would also be good to find out how your annual appraisal goes.
    Thanks. It will be "Good work. Bad attitude."
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    Good Luck
    Contracting is finished anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryPoppins View Post
    I am shortly to finish what will be, I think, my last ever contract role. (Been offered a perm role fairly close to home). What a really strange feeling. Do I have to leave the forum?
    Close the door on your way out.

    (only joking - contacting is a state of mind - one that TPTB don't like)

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    Quote Originally Posted by vwdan View Post
    He immediately retorted with "Jesus Dan, it's not always about the money and promotion you know"
    Funny how the people with money and status say it isn't important.

    If the money isn't important, please give some of it to me.

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