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    Default Is there anything out there?....

    I have only had something like six weeks out of contract for the last 10 years or so.

    Absolutely nothing out there so I may as well just accept and give up for the time being. I would normally just go to France and chill but that is not an option for quite some time!

    I am wondering if the market will bounce back, if indeed it will.

    Is this the end of contracting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    I have only had something like six weeks out of contract for the last 10 years or so.

    Absolutely nothing out there so I may as well just accept and give up for the time being. I would normally just go to France and chill but that is not an option for quite some time!

    I am wondering if the market will bounce back, if indeed it will.

    Is this the end of contracting?
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    I have only had something like six weeks out of contract for the last 10 years or so.

    Absolutely nothing out there so I may as well just accept and give up for the time being. I would normally just go to France and chill but that is not an option for quite some time!

    I am wondering if the market will bounce back, if indeed it will.

    Is this the end of contracting?
    As far as you're concerned, probably.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow View Post
    Is this the end of contracting?
    I firmly believe contractors are in a prime seat to help fuel the recovery. I am thinking there will be demand for the temporary workforce while we rebuild. But who knows...

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    There will always be contract roles out there but it's just going to to take a good while for things to recover. Now is the time to keep in touch with all those contacts you've made over the years so when their businesses are ready to get going again, they will give you a call.

    With ex-ClientCo laying off lots of people there is a good chance they will need to use consultants when they start to increase headcount again as they've lots hundreds of years of cumulative knowledge. Mercenary but I too have bills to pay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dx4100 View Post
    I firmly believe contractors are in a prime seat to help fuel the recovery. I am thinking there will be demand for the temporary workforce while we rebuild. But who knows...
    Absolutely agree with this. It's more of a when than an if.

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    What do you do? Some parts will bounce back and stay alive, some others might stay dead.

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    COVID-19 will change the way the world works.

    The market will bounce but whether it bounces back or to somewhere else is the big unknown though. Lots of people pushing for far fewer flights in future - not unreasonable given the pollution levels. Moving to electric vehicles is inevitable too, but we won't get there in our lifetime, imho, purely because of legacy combustion engines round the world. We do, though, need to vastly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, if only to reduce our requirement to tread carefully with countries like Saudi Arabia who should have been sanctioned long before now.

    IR35 will change the way that businesses work.

    If you're going to be WFH then potentially you could work from anywhere in the same or +/- 1 timezone and still be efficient, unless client stipulates that you must be onshore. You may find that the market shifts to two forms of contracting - traditional through limited company for specialist engagements, versus fixed term contracts where no umbrella company is needed (sorry Lucy!) thus reducing the overall engagement bill for bum-on-seat contractors. That's just my take on it, opinions will vary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Absolutely agree with this. It's more of a when than an if.
    Yes agree, flexibility has always put us at the forefront. However it doesn't serve the Tories. They will continue to hammer contractors, they will continue to dismantle services. We will become a low income low service economy. It's happening.

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    Today recruiter called me and asked if I consider going perm. He said that most contractors now are going perm and contracting will not be possible next year so why not get job security today.

    I tried not to laugh.

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