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    How common is this type of bonus these days? ...

    How common is this type of bonus these days?

    I want to say a very low percentage of jobs have this, and even those, you have a low percentage chance of actually getting it in a given year.

    But...
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    First off, I hope your friend is getting the help...

    First off, I hope your friend is getting the help they need, I am truly sorry they are going through that.

    Unfortunately it's probably the fastest way to find out the difference between you being...
  3. I watched some of that today and assumed Carone...

    I watched some of that today and assumed Carone was someone on here's sockie
  4. Luck and timing! And the easiest way has to be...

    Luck and timing! And the easiest way has to be repeat business to cut out the middlemen.

    A client of mine from 2011 led to a ton of fixed price work over the last 8 years for me. Multiple...
  5. What's the odds this is just his 18 month total...

    What's the odds this is just his 18 month total of normal monthly accountancy fees?
  6. Yeah I’ve had a couple of these. I replied asking...

    Yeah I’ve had a couple of these. I replied asking if it was contract or perm and what location.

    They replied oh you need to register on the website to find out.

    Basically it’s just a line to...
  7. Thread: Boom

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    :banana:

    :banana:
  8. Thread: Boom!

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    Public sector, outside IR35. Happy enough with...

    Public sector, outside IR35. Happy enough with the rate, I've had more, I've had less.

    Left a financial sector contract which was only paying slightly more last Xmas, as they were moving everyone...
  9. Thread: Boom!

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    Boom!

    Extension until the end of March!
  10. No test environment??

    No test environment??
  11. It was a surprise, because I didn't know it?

    It was a surprise, because I didn't know it?
  12. This may be well known, but it surprised me. ...

    This may be well known, but it surprised me.

    A young Cognizant guy I was working alongside on my last contract, he had to pay for his own accommodation here in the UK after the first month or so...
  13. Because your post is more transparent than Nigel...

    Because your post is more transparent than Nigel Farage?

    But no, you think you've owned a bunch of lefties don't you? :laugh
  14. Thread: Boom!

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    Boom!

    Another 3 months. :yay:

    Maybe the contract market will be better come October? :laugh
  15. Are you still working for the client/agent? Have...

    Are you still working for the client/agent? Have you been paid for Jan20-May20??

    Is it only Nov19 you are waiting for?
  16. From the rates page:

    From the rates page:
  17. Tough one. I know I'd be pretty sour on the job...

    Tough one. I know I'd be pretty sour on the job after that.

    Especially as I've seen lots of chat online of people starting jobs seamlessly online.

    I'd be applying elsewhere.
  18. It's an opportunity to: - reduce office space...

    It's an opportunity to:
    - reduce office space costs
    - reduce facilities staff costs
    - attract staff unable to live in, or travel to your office location(s)

    There will still be many "bum on...
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    Apologies if posted already, interesting to see...

    Apologies if posted already, interesting to see one large corporate thinking about it

    Barclays CEO says 'putting 7,000 people in a building may be thing of the past' - Reuters
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    I agree, "you've got some balls" is sexist. We...

    I agree, "you've got some balls" is sexist.

    We should have a female equivalent.

    "You've got some tits"?

    That should do it.
  21. 2 years, 3 months later, we get an update! ...

    2 years, 3 months later, we get an update!

    I've been on the edge of my seat!
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    I was at a large corporate when they went through...

    I was at a large corporate when they went through their move to virtual pc's/thin clients/hot desking/wfh 40% for permie's and contractors 3 years ago.

    It worked really well for them, but even the...
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    So they say, could be either taking advantage. ...

    So they say, could be either taking advantage.

    Bird in the hand and all that though.
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    Pluralsight free in April

    Great offer from Pluralsight

    Free April Month | Pluralsight
  25. Not sure what due diligence could have been done,...

    Not sure what due diligence could have been done, but yes there is not much you can do.

    If it makes you feel better, I'd have been livid if that happened to me.

    And I'm sure the agent was well...
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    Cojak has already told you there is no...

    Cojak has already told you there is no law/regulation/HMRC thing that is causing this.

    The client want you on site, end of story.

    Yes they can do this.

    No you cannot MAKE them let you WFH,...
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    WFH is better than it has ever been in general,...

    WFH is better than it has ever been in general, but these are the main reasons you will have pushback.
  28. I don't see it as uselessness per se. They...

    I don't see it as uselessness per se.

    They aren't mentioning it so they don't immediately stop people from applying.

    It is annoying for us for sure.
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    Had blokes from both these connect with me on...

    Had blokes from both these connect with me on linkedIn in last week.

    One is a "virtual bench" the other "a way to update all your connections that you are available".

    Nothing unique or...
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    I mostly push back on the agent when asked that...

    I mostly push back on the agent when asked that by asking for the rate range.

    I don't want to set the market rate and undersell myself. I'd prefer them to tell me what range is likely for their...
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    My guess is yes. I've only ever seen expenses...

    My guess is yes.

    I've only ever seen expenses included when the contract is very niche and they were really struggling to find someone. Wasn't me either, another contractor on site.
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    I recently did an in-person course for the first...

    I recently did an in-person course for the first time in ~12 years.

    I got a good deal through a 3rd party as it was last minute, and I was in between contracts. (mentioned here)

    It was for the...
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    Well, they both did. And yes, it is a contract...

    Well, they both did.

    And yes, it is a contract role, and how dare you suggest otherwise! :ladybags:
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    For balance, I've not long started a new role,...

    For balance, I've not long started a new role, and was initially annoyed when saw an email asking for references just after I accepted the role., until I looked at it a little closer.

    They...
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    just what I needed NLUK, thanks!

    just what I needed NLUK, thanks!
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    "Focus On Training" training course company

    Anyone used a company called Focus-On-Training?

    link <-- mods feel free to remove

    any feedback you can give me?

    Their website is a bit basic, and I've never heard of them before, but they...
  37. Thread: Procorre call

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    https://www.contractorumbrella.com/resource/why-do...

    https://www.contractorumbrella.com/resource/why-do-i-have-to-pay-employers-national-insurance/
  38. I assume expenses is not part of your contract....

    I assume expenses is not part of your contract. If they were, either your client would pay it for you, or you bill it back to them, and it is then no cost to you.

    If expenses are not part of your...
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    this is the post you claimed wasn't constructive...

    this is the post you claimed wasn't constructive criticism:



    You have came to a contractors forum, with a vague idea, parts of which have been muted before (many people have posted on here...
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    :rollin:

    :rollin:
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    IR35 does not apply when working through a...

    IR35 does not apply when working through a brolly.

    Regardless, stay brolly.
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    ah "triggered" - the most odious word in online...

    ah "triggered" - the most odious word in online discourse, deriving directly from trolling of woman reacting to hearing about sexual abuse ("trigger warning story contains... "... etc) Does that make...
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    ^Still doesn't get it.

    ^Still doesn't get it.
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    To all newbie posters who think NLUK, and other...

    To all newbie posters who think NLUK, and other posters, are harsh.... ^^THIS

    the OP apparently has ZERO understanding of the contract he/she SIGNED.

    They not only don't understand it, they...
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    I've only heard of them through ads on american...

    I've only heard of them through ads on american podcasts, never checked them out.

    Have now.

    tulipe.
  46. Sigh, come on!

    Sigh, come on!
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    So you need an IFAA first? Does anyone know...

    So you need an IFAA first?

    Does anyone know what to look for in an IFAA?
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    Over

    Over
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    You do not get to decide. And if they decide you...

    You do not get to decide. And if they decide you are inside, then you are inside.

    Stay perm for now. In 6 months to a year, maybe things will get a bit better on the IR35 (changes cancelled,...
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    Take them to court for employee rights, you might...

    Take them to court for employee rights, you might be the person we've been waiting for to come along and blow IR35 out the water!
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