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    That the contract you want comes up as soon as you have started another? Just had a pimp on the phone for a role doing what I'm doing here but based in Halifax.....a couple of junctions up the M62 from me. These clowns had this role while I was out of work and it went dead. Now its back. So the chances are that they will be pulling a contractor up from london while I do the opposite to his commute!.
    Rule Number 1 - Assuming that you have a valid contract in place always try to get your poo onto your timesheet, provided that the timesheet is valid for your current contract and covers the period of time that you are billing for.

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    I have a cunning plan. Grow a beard and agree with the other contractor that he should grow a beard; wear similar clothes to each other. Then swap places again and you can both work closer to home; nobody will notice!
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    sod's law innit

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    Snap mate, shortly after I took this gig in Ipswich I was swamped with gigs for back home in God's Own Republic of Yorkshire.

    Shrug it off mate as one of those things
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoredBloke View Post
    That the contract you want comes up as soon as you have started another? Just had a pimp on the phone for a role doing what I'm doing here but based in Halifax.....a couple of junctions up the M62 from me. These clowns had this role while I was out of work and it went dead. Now its back. So the chances are that they will be pulling a contractor up from london while I do the opposite to his commute!.
    Contractor sat to the right of me got the very same call about a role in Halifax coming live soon, which had gone quiet.... He's local too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BoredBloke View Post
    That the contract you want comes up as soon as you have started another? Just had a pimp on the phone for a role doing what I'm doing here but based in Halifax.....a couple of junctions up the M62 from me. These clowns had this role while I was out of work and it went dead. Now its back. So the chances are that they will be pulling a contractor up from london while I do the opposite to his commute!.
    Or if its still early enough, try pull MOO and get the halifax role.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scoobos View Post
    Or if its still early enough, try pull MOO and get the halifax role.
    can't really now...agreed a 6 month let on a flat down here for the duration. This should give good prospects at the end I reckon.
    Rule Number 1 - Assuming that you have a valid contract in place always try to get your poo onto your timesheet, provided that the timesheet is valid for your current contract and covers the period of time that you are billing for.

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    IMO it is because people don't know enough maths. Ask people the odds of getting 5 heads or 5 tails in a row upon tossing 20 coins and they will guess 1 in 20 or something like that(if they understand the question). The odds are 25%. There is more chance of grouping than people think.

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    It's an immutable law of nature.

    Every single damn time I've taken a contract or accepted a dirty permie role, I've had numerous amazing opportunities present themselves shortly afterwards.

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    Same happened to me.
    Now working 300 miles away instead of 20.

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