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    Yesterday, 17:30
    £200k salary is certainly not insane in the corporate world especially outside IT. As a rule of thumb, the higher the basic salary, the higher...
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    Yesterday, 16:32
    Unless you're in pure software development, I agree that's what most clients I've worked at have wanted (I'm not a PM BTW.)
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    Yesterday, 16:24
    Putting aside the endless argument above about tax... are you talking about £200k package or £200k salary plus package? The latter would probably...
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    Yesterday, 16:08
    I travelled a lot in the USA up until about 2003 but refuse to go there any more for the same reasons. Australia wasn't that much different either...
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    Yesterday, 15:57
    Yes, it does carry risk but it's self perpetuating to some extent. It's common for hiring managers in financial services and retail to only consider...
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    Yesterday, 15:44
    Great that you managed to wangle that but it says it all when the agent doesn't understand any of the keywords. Not even one, FFS?!?
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    Yesterday, 07:10
    Meh, it was good but not great. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester I mean, no idea about LadyMuck's posterior...
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    16th September 2020, 09:21
    People not being able to find a contract for 18 months? Surely you would pack it in and go do something else well before then? For the vast majority...
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    16th September 2020, 09:16
    edison replied to a thread Keep calm and keep billing in General
    I've studied Law for a year, it's more interesting than Computer Science! :tongue
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    16th September 2020, 09:12
    The likes of Ceefax and Apricot were years before the web came along, that era is irrelevant now. If you can come up with a list of successful UK...
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    15th September 2020, 11:52
    edison replied to a thread Keep calm and keep billing in General
    I once worked with a firm which used super expensive Magic Circle type law firms. Some of the US based lawyers used to fly first class from New York...
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    15th September 2020, 11:46
    edison replied to a thread London perm salaries in General
    If you're comparing like for like roles, there's no way that a £120k salary job plus benefits equated to £650 day rate. Yes, you might have had a...
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    15th September 2020, 07:24
    Totally agree. The UK's record for financially successful tech innovation in the internet era is really quite lame when you think back to our past...
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    13th September 2020, 20:26
    edison replied to a thread London perm salaries in General
    It's very difficult at the moment to successfully apply for anything online due to the vast numbers of people applying. However, £100k salary is a...
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    13th September 2020, 12:06
    What's happened???
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    13th September 2020, 12:04
    edison replied to a thread London perm salaries in General
    Not sure your maths sounds quite right if you thought £650 day rate was 'heaps better' than £120k salary plus bonus and pension (and other benefits)?...
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    13th September 2020, 11:00
    Over the last couple of years, I've been informally coaching and mentoring people seeking help with IT career development. Data science/analytics is...
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    13th September 2020, 10:47
    edison replied to a thread CV19 Testing in General
    I had a drive in test about 8 weeks ago. IIRC, on the website it stated you should not turn up unless you have a confirmed booked appointment and are...
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    11th September 2020, 11:34
    Yes, that is generally true and with such low barriers to entry (think how many new-ish agents used to work in retail, a pub, estate agent, gym etc)...
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    11th September 2020, 11:28
    I was working at Santander a couple of years ago when some colleagues were working on a big Cater Allen 'upgrade'. Hopefully this weekend's one won't...
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    11th September 2020, 11:15
    There's no age limit to apprenticeships AFAIK, although the government funding is skewed to under 25s. Apprenticeships can go up to Masters degree...
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    11th September 2020, 11:12
    I've amazed at how many people have done or are doing diplomas, first degrees and even masters in subjects like Project Management. A terrible waste...
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    11th September 2020, 11:07
    There are very good recruiters and very bad ones. I know some recruitment firms that are currently making 30-40% of their staff redundant so you...
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    10th September 2020, 06:37
    edison replied to a thread What's on your wrist? in General
    Seems expensive? When TAG last serviced my watch about 7-8 years ago I think it was around £200-220. You could try an independent company? That...
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    10th September 2020, 06:33
    Here are some links to more positive sounding news specifically on the tech job market based on a survey by Tech Nation. Advertised tech vacancies up...
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    9th September 2020, 12:39
    edison replied to a thread Free T Shirt! in General
    IMHO no, but maybe it could be interpreted as being part and parcel?? OP is talking about a gift from his agency though.
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    9th September 2020, 12:36
    That's very low these days. Most of the jobs I see on LI have 200-500 applications, sometimes 1000 plus.
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    9th September 2020, 12:16
    edison replied to a thread One Star Reviews On Amazon in General
    Amazon really went downhill IMHO when the Marketplace became so big. Apparently 3rd party sales via Marketplace are about 60% plus of Amazon's retail...
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    9th September 2020, 12:12
    edison replied to a thread Free T Shirt! in General
    How is it different to receiving a small nominal value gift like a calendar or mug?
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    9th September 2020, 12:10
    edison replied to a thread What's on your wrist? in General
    That's the same problem I had with my TAG. A friend of mine who is so into his watches that he started up his own luxury watch company, suggested I...
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