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    Default Boomed...

    FINALLY got the last contract kinks worked out with my new contract and it signed, four weeks is the longest that's taken me but I suppose the Christmas period didn't help.

    Good stuff:
    - very close to home compared to my last six years of contracting, it's a 30 minute drive (28 miles).
    - it's a 3 year contract.
    - I'm first in meaning I get to hire my own programme team and project managers rather than taking what's given.

    Bad stuff:
    - it's a 3 year contract. 24 month rule blown already and so many other complications it's silly.
    - lowest rate I've had for a contract since 1999. Not really a bad thing as it's still a decent rate and reflects a 4 hour cut in my daily commute.
    - I've been told bluntly that it'll be a persistent fight over the three years to stop line managers putting their costs in my budget, the procurement policy allows people of certain grades to allocate costs to any cost centre regardless of whether they control it or not.

    I suppose it's so early in the programme that I'll find out the other good and bad things as I go...

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    BOOM!!!!

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    Good stuff have a !!
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    hire your own team...3 years ... I want to be added to Craigslist!!!

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    yay well done!



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    Quote Originally Posted by craig1 View Post
    FINALLY got the last contract kinks worked out with my new contract and it signed, four weeks is the longest that's taken me but I suppose the Christmas period didn't help.

    Good stuff:
    - very close to home compared to my last six years of contracting, it's a 30 minute drive (28 miles).
    - it's a 3 year contract.
    - I'm first in meaning I get to hire my own programme team and project managers rather than taking what's given.

    Bad stuff:
    - it's a 3 year contract. 24 month rule blown already and so many other complications it's silly.
    - lowest rate I've had for a contract since 1999. Not really a bad thing as it's still a decent rate and reflects a 4 hour cut in my daily commute.
    - I've been told bluntly that it'll be a persistent fight over the three years to stop line managers putting their costs in my budget, the procurement policy allows people of certain grades to allocate costs to any cost centre regardless of whether they control it or not.

    I suppose it's so early in the programme that I'll find out the other good and bad things as I go...
    Cautious
    Knock first as I might be balancing my chakras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by suityou01 View Post
    Cautious
    ^ this

    very happy for you, and many s and s but can three years be considered contracting? that's longer than most permanent positions - I would think any IR35 Cred is straight out with the 24 month rule?

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