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    Yesterday, 12:52
    edison replied to a thread No income tax for two years in General
    I vaguely recall a rule a few years back that if your tax due was over £1,000 then you would have to pay on account? I had a large overpayment one...
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    Yesterday, 12:36
    What's your dead skill? If demand is completely dead, is this a sudden occurrence or could you have predicted it a while back? If you've been...
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    Yesterday, 12:29
    Or are 50% of people worse than average?!
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    26th October 2020, 19:01
    A friend of mine did a procurement consulting gig for a public sector body (I can't remember if it was central govt.) The scope included reviewing a...
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    26th October 2020, 14:30
    edison replied to a thread Maybe bye bye Dido in General
    Screwdriving - that term is a new one for me - thanks! :D IIRC there was a recent story about a Chinese company that made male chastity devices...
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    26th October 2020, 14:26
    If you're referring to the guy who worked for me and not someone who might earn £1250/day in Zurich, then to be fair, he was only about 22 and a few...
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    26th October 2020, 14:19
    That reminds me of the time I had a personal one to one meeting with a junior-ish lawyer at a top 30 global law firm in the City. She came into the...
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    26th October 2020, 10:59
    edison replied to a thread Maybe bye bye Dido in General
    Given the rise in sex toys that can be connected to the internet, maybe this is a growing niche that we need to look into? I wonder what...
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    26th October 2020, 10:56
    That's about £1250 a day? Sounds a tad optimistic. I had a junior support analyst/patching engineer working for me a while back and he wasn't even...
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    26th October 2020, 10:50
    It's 6-7 years since I contracted for a pharma which had a Swiss operation that I visited fairly regularly. Others who have more recent experience...
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    26th October 2020, 10:44
    That's not an unreasonable question, surely? What I've heard anecdotally from friends who've worked in telcos is they do seem to be a bit of a PITA...
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    26th October 2020, 10:38
    Being liked by the client is surely just common sense as it generates goodwill? I made a few small individual donations to an ongoing charity event...
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    26th October 2020, 10:25
    edison replied to a thread Final DOOM in General
    On the scale of DOOM it seems a bit small beer. Maybe that pastor should relocate to the Canary Islands where there is a volcano that could erupt and...
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    26th October 2020, 10:17
    On their website they're flogging a 50 pack of basic looking masks and a 100ml bottle of hand sanitiser that goes for about £5 on Amazon for a mere...
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    25th October 2020, 09:12
    edison replied to a thread Maybe bye bye Dido in General
    Her 'well earned break' will probably be to eventually get a highly paid job on something of critical national importance where she has absolutely...
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    25th October 2020, 09:08
    edison replied to a thread Another nutter on the loose in General
    That was an all time classic story. You wouldn't think anyone could be so ignorant but it was Portsmouth though .... :freaky:
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    24th October 2020, 21:42
    For perm roles, whether contingent or retained search, it's always wise to remember who the agent is representing. It's really the client as they are...
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    24th October 2020, 21:30
    That's along the lines of my answer but a bit toned down, without the last part about making the organisation better than the competitors.
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    21st October 2020, 14:02
    I'm looking at going back to a permie role early next year and the reason why you want to go perm and especially why now is a question you MUST have...
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    21st October 2020, 13:53
    edison replied to a thread NLyUK - who's your Daddy? in General
    Must be. If he was charging 10 shillings an hour (50 pence in new money?) even in 1958, that's not much more than 10 quid in today's money.
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    21st October 2020, 08:27
    I occasionally use a site called NextDoor which is kind of a local social networking site for news and stuff going on in your neighbourhood. Even...
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    21st October 2020, 08:14
    Not all roles in the public sector need security clearance. I can't imagine it is a requirement to work in further education, local government or the...
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    21st October 2020, 08:13
    I've heard that story several times and it always makes me smile. There's some truth in it too...
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    20th October 2020, 15:59
    Maybe. A lot of councils in particular will be challenged to make significant savings soon due to the overspend on dealing with Covid.
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    20th October 2020, 12:34
    Had a couple of approaches for Head of Digital type roles for two councils. There seems to be more activity in the public sector at the moment,...
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    13th October 2020, 10:16
    When I say IT Director, I'm talking about the person who is leading the whole technology function. In my experience, I've never come across an...
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    12th October 2020, 16:28
    I'm the IT Director.... if I get offshored, who else is left? :tongue
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    12th October 2020, 10:26
    Fair point although I think it's still a bit too early to understand the full impact of what is happening at a regional level. Luckily for...
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    12th October 2020, 07:28
    edison replied to a thread Cursed! in General
    Maybe it was just Karma... Pompeii is a magnificent site. Nobody deserves to get cancer like the lady in question but hopefully the story...
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