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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dalek View Post
    I am considering a 3-day contract. Better than nowt and I do fancy a 4-day weekend.
    Oooh good call. i did that back in '96 whilst at Glaxo and its fantastic. Hump day is tuesday, then b4 you know it, its time for end-of-week beers on wednesday afternoon.

    Then you have weekend1 to do all your chores etc, then weekend2 you can just socialise all weekend - its like the good old days when all you needed was a motorbike, a decent stereo and some cash in your pocket to be happy and you had no responsibilities and nothing else to do on the weekend except party.

    Go for it

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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleslave View Post
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    "Like" you say? Hmmmm interesting!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Another Dodgy Agent View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by expat View Post
    You're an agent, I imagine you encounter these feelings all the time.

    bit harsh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gingerjedi View Post
    Awful…

    I feel trapped in a tulip gig but feel the market is too bad to move on, I’ve never worked so hard for so little, I’ve never had to put up with this level of bureaucratic bulltulip, I’ve never had to deal with so many buck passers.

    I wish people would stop moaning about government IT projects costing too much and never working, I miss the old gravy train days.
    At the risk of sounding like Wilmslow I'm in a similar situation. At current gig we've all been told we'll be getting the chop, then they've spent months fannying about pushing end dates backwards and forwards, and we're still none the wiser when it's all going to come to an end. The only thing anyone's motivated to do any more is get their timesheet signed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DiscoStu View Post
    The only thing anyone's motivated to do any more is get their timesheet signed...

    Make sure you provide the pen. They're more likely to use one with disappearing ink in the current climate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Romanymagic View Post
    bit harsh?
    Oh, come on, agents are so thin-skinned? Any agent on here who doesn't get the piss taken will start to wonder if anyone is paying attention

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stan.goodvibes View Post
    Oooh good call. i did that back in '96 whilst at Glaxo and its fantastic. Hump day is tuesday, then b4 you know it, its time for end-of-week beers on wednesday afternoon.

    Then you have weekend1 to do all your chores etc, then weekend2 you can just socialise all weekend - its like the good old days when all you needed was a motorbike, a decent stereo and some cash in your pocket to be happy and you had no responsibilities and nothing else to do on the weekend except party.

    Go for it
    Yes. It sounds like a reasonably happy compromise: less dosh, but 4-day weekend. On balance, could be a winner. Fingers crossed.

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