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    I have been given two weeks notice.

    Short version is that my test lead was not doing what he should do, and they did not like the fact I could not give a firm estimate on any rework from a 5 page rambling email and assessed a days effort to break down the email to provide the estimate they wanted. Hence they have terminated me for not working miracles.

    I have had nothing in writing, nor any phone call from the agency. (My contract is with the agency).

    Where do I stand, and what would happen if I got nothing in writing by the end of the 2 week period?

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    "where you stand" depends completely on whatever's written in your contract. Anything else is guesswork.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow
    ...snip... what would happen if I got nothing in writing by the end of the 2 week period?
    Nothing - you're out of a job. Rightly or wrongly, the client doesn't think you're delivering, and they certainly won't pay you for it. The fact that you've been given notice is actually a good thing, they'd be well within their rights to turn you out immediately (there'll be a clause to that effect in your contract somewhere).

    It happens, it's a pain, but don't waste time agonising over it. Move on.
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    Yep Moving on is the best and healthiest thing you could do.

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    Cheers guys, moving on is indeed healthiest. Just frustrating to be made a scapegoat.

    Registered with the agencies, seen a few things on Jobserve as well.

    There is little contracting work in my area, but a few agile projects in London. (Testing since 1999, exposure to QTP, a couple of years of agile and worked as an STA for a consultancy). Just a case of finding something suitable. I wold rather stay local for humdrum, but happy to work away for an interesting gig.

    If anyone is looking, would be great to learn more

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    I would shout and scream and then sit in a corner sobbing until they reinstated me. It usually works.
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    Hmm bad luck mate.

    I'm currently gigging at Muppet HQ myself and fear a similar fate so I'm plotting my escape.

    All the best for getting a new gig - on the plus side agile is on the up so hopefully you won't have too many problems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy
    I'm currently gigging at Muppet HQ myself
    Sounds perfect, where do I sign?
    Quote Originally Posted by Wilmslow
    Just frustrating to be made a scapegoat.
    It happens. Don't get upset about it. Where human beings are involved sooner or later there will be personality differences and the contractor will get the can. It's inevitable, there isn't a lot you can do about it so there is no point worrying. (Unless of course it is happening on every gig then you might want to have a look at yourself).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gonzo
    Sounds perfect, where do I sign?
    Oops sorry Gonzo. No offence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippy
    Oops sorry Gonzo. No offence.

    None taken

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