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    Finished handover at clientco last week to start new contract this week at new clientco. Now new clientco has reneged on deal as 'shareholders haven't freed up project budget'.

    If there's one thing I f**king hate, it's when people don't stick to their word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Finished handover at clientco last week to start new contract this week at new clientco. Now new clientco has reneged on deal as 'shareholders haven't freed up project budget'.

    If there's one thing I f**king hate, it's when people don't stick to their word.
    But you have a contract right? Are they trying to push your start date out or leave you high and dry?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    But you have a contract right? Are they trying to push your start date out or leave you high and dry?
    I have a contract, but it starts next week, so is not yet valid. Yep, they're leaving me high and dry effectively; they say they won't have the budget in the next 3 months and then shareholder demands complete new selection of suppliers.
    And what exactly is wrong with an "ad hominem" argument? Dodgy Agent, 16-5-2014

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    Finished handover at clientco last week to start new contract this week at new clientco. Now new clientco has reneged on deal as 'shareholders haven't freed up project budget'.

    If there's one thing I f**king hate, it's when people don't stick to their word.
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    tulipty when that happens. I take you were to go direct with Clientco two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarillionFan View Post
    tulipty when that happens. I take you were to go direct with Clientco two?
    No; agent was my old boss. What a bunch of tossers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mich the Tester View Post
    I have a contract, but it starts next week, so is not yet valid. Yep, they're leaving me high and dry effectively; they say they won't have the budget in the next 3 months and then shareholder demands complete new selection of suppliers.
    Sorry to hear that Mich. Fingers crossed for you finding something else ASAP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    But you have a contract right? Are they trying to push your start date out or leave you high and dry?
    Dam.. Sorry fella. Not good. Fingers crossed for something quick.

    To Doobab... Contract is worthless though isn't it?. They only pay you for the work you do. No work, no pay. Contract becomes a bit meaningless at this point. If they really wanted to play it by the book they serve notice while you don't earn a penny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Dam.. Sorry fella. Not good. Fingers crossed for something quick.

    To Doobab... Contract is worthless though isn't it?. They only pay you for the work you do. No work, no pay. Contract becomes a bit meaningless at this point. If they really wanted to play it by the book they serve notice while you don't earn a penny.
    @Mich It is annoying, and they are @rseholes.

    @NL A contract is a contract, so it depends what it says. I would expect to bill for the whole notice period, regardless of whether I am doing anything useful. I've only ever had notice once, and I worked part of the notice period, but I got the money for the whole 30 days (you can tell this was a while back).
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