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    Hi GUYS...

    ClientCo has a "Technical certifications initiative programme" that apparently involves training of employees for different certifications.

    As a contractor, Im not eligible and Im not big fan of attending class based courses (coz they are so expensive and i prefer self study), but the certification which im interested in is mainly based on study manuals distributed during these courses.

    Is it possible that I'll request ClientCo that i would like to buy these study manuals (but not attend courses).

    Im wondering, if anyone here faced this scenario before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by denver2k View Post
    Is it possible that I'll request ClientCo that i would like to buy these study manuals (but not attend courses).
    Or... Finding someone on site with a copy, taking it to ClientCo's photocopier and billing them for the time it takes you to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondlife View Post
    Or... Finding someone on site with a copy, taking it to ClientCo's photocopier and billing them for the time it takes you to do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pondlife View Post
    Or... Finding someone on site with a copy, taking it

    Corrected above
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    Most people never look at the training materials after they do the course.

    After about a week, go to someones desk, run your finger along the book, rub the dust off your finger, then ask if they would mind if you had a look at the materials.
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    Quote Originally Posted by denver2k View Post
    ....Is it possible that I'll request ClientCo that i would like to buy these study manuals (but not attend courses)...
    Why wouldn't it be possible to request anything from your clientco. Speech impediment?
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    There are two benefits to the use of contract workers.

    1. Flexibility.
    The contractor gets more options about where to go on holiday, when to go on holiday, how long to go on holiday. Apparently the employer gets some benefits too.

    2. Skills Exchange.
    One party in the arrangement has more knowledge and information assets (training materials, manual, software) than than the other party. Hence it is in the interests of the contractor to transfer as much of both in their direction as possible. Apparently some employers believe some knowledge transfer can move the other way too - this is true but mostly consists of contractors telling permies how to become contractors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BrowneIssue View Post
    There are two benefits to the use of contract workers.

    1. Flexibility.
    The contractor gets more options about where to go on holiday, when to go on holiday, how long to go on holiday. Apparently the employer gets some benefits too.

    2. Skills Exchange.
    One party in the arrangement has more knowledge and information assets (training materials, manual, software) than than the other party. Hence it is in the interests of the contractor to transfer as much of both in their direction as possible. Apparently some employers believe some knowledge transfer can move the other way too - this is true but mostly consists of contractors telling permies how to become contractors.
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