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    Since last Thursday, in fact. First time in 2 years.

    Picked up some good skills in my last role (WPF, MVC4, WF etc) but I have to say the world ain't exactly beating a path to my door. Just lots of calls about permie roles.

    still, it's early days & plenty of opportunity to do all those DIY tasks I've neglected for the past 2 years.

    Anyone else finding the market slow?

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    2 years of work, you not fancy taking 3 months off (November, December, Jan are usually slooow) and just doing something interesting/travel/do a really hard jigsaw?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wurzel View Post
    Since last Thursday, in fact. First time in 2 years.

    Picked up some good skills in my last role (WPF, MVC4, WF etc) but I have to say the world ain't exactly beating a path to my door. Just lots of calls about permie roles.

    still, it's early days & plenty of opportunity to do all those DIY tasks I've neglected for the past 2 years.

    Anyone else finding the market slow?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DimPrawn View Post
    2 years of work, you not fancy taking 3 months off (November, December, Jan are usually slooow) and just doing something interesting/travel/do a really hard jigsaw?
    Plan is to do that in the new year. Just need to find a 2/3 monther to get me there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wurzel View Post
    Since last Thursday, in fact. First time in 2 years.

    Picked up some good skills in my last role (WPF, MVC4, WF etc) but I have to say the world ain't exactly beating a path to my door. Just lots of calls about permie roles.

    still, it's early days & plenty of opportunity to do all those DIY tasks I've neglected for the past 2 years.

    Anyone else finding the market slow?
    Thats exactly how I'm finding the market mate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    Thats exactly how I'm finding the market mate.
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    Absolutely....me too.

    Best chill out and wait for the New Year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    Absolutely....me too.

    Best chill out and wait for the New Year.
    Sorry to tell you, but there will be no New Year, just a worse version of Last Year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlasterBates View Post
    Absolutely....me too.

    Best chill out and wait for the New Year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wurzel View Post
    Since last Thursday, in fact. First time in 2 years.

    Picked up some good skills in my last role (WPF, MVC4, WF etc) but I have to say the world ain't exactly beating a path to my door. Just lots of calls about permie roles.

    still, it's early days & plenty of opportunity to do all those DIY tasks I've neglected for the past 2 years.

    Anyone else finding the market slow?
    Yes, it's slow. And the agents and clients are all time-wasting asshats: "Please can you just take our online test..?" Er, no, f-u-c-k off. Next.

    Six months on the bench for me. But then again, after a straight 2.5 year stint at the last gig (IB), I simply don't care. Thinking about getting back into contracting in the New Year - about Spring time.
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