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  1. Thread: Critical Worker

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    Christ Brillo, that's a special kind of stupid...

    Christ Brillo, that's a special kind of stupid take.
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    Oh goody, another thread where Scooter the...

    Oh goody, another thread where Scooter the resident tosser can make a twat of himself.
  3. Were you born this thick, or is it something...

    Were you born this thick, or is it something you've had to put time and effort into?
  4. Jesus Wept, Psycho - are you seriously this dense?

    Jesus Wept, Psycho - are you seriously this dense?
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    I feel like this leaves them in the situation...

    I feel like this leaves them in the situation where the only people who are going to get to the end will be those very people :D
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    Would sincerely love to

    Would sincerely love to
  7. I'm not suggesting I have all the answers, but...

    I'm not suggesting I have all the answers, but precisely how long do we close *everything*, given we tried that in March and we're still struggling?
  8. That having a generation of kids miss what, is...

    That having a generation of kids miss what, is rapidly amounting to an entire year of education, is a really really bad thing?
  9. Thread: Xmas Do 2021?

    by vwdan
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    Gonna be tough when we're in Tier [Int Overflow]

    Gonna be tough when we're in Tier [Int Overflow]
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    WTF? We're a family of three and most of our...

    WTF? We're a family of three and most of our bills are near half of what you quote and I don't think we're particularly reserved.

    Council tax is 1500
    Car insurance is 5-600 quid
    Lease is 2200...
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    I do agree here, in that it's a situation borne...

    I do agree here, in that it's a situation borne out of just not thinking and acting right.
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    Don't get stroppy because I called you out and...

    Don't get stroppy because I called you out and you have no actual evidence of your hunches. You posted a bunch of theories dressed as fact - i.e.:







    Despite sounding like it, absolutely...
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    I don't need to behave like the CEO of a...

    I don't need to behave like the CEO of a multinational to behave like a "business". Plenty of directors of SME's, especially sole directors (Such as the old boutque consultancy I worked at with ~10...
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    Why quartlery? Why not monthly, bi monthly or...

    Why quartlery? Why not monthly, bi monthly or weekly?

    So long as they're paid from profit and there's a realistic and genuine expectation that that position wouldn't change (I.e., you leave...
  15. Thread: WInter tyres

    by vwdan
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    Sounds like you made a decision based on...

    Sounds like you made a decision based on risk/cost/reward, no?

    Gorgeous aircraft btw - just a shame the wings are in the wrong place ;) #CherokeeCrew4Lyfe
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    My mum got a bunch of people £5 lottery scratch...

    My mum got a bunch of people £5 lottery scratch cards as little Christmas gifts. One person won £5 :D
  17. Thread: WInter tyres

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    It's not more dangerous than that - it's more...

    It's not more dangerous than that - it's more dangerous than other options. For example, you could have a Cirrus with its ballistic parachute and top spec avionics. Or a twin, like a DA62.

    Why...
  18. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Even knowing it's more dangerous than other...

    Even knowing it's more dangerous than other options? Like, what, you made a value judgement based on risk/cost/reward? Wow, how incredibly selfish. It doesn't sound like you're thinking of the...
  19. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Why? You have a choice? You don't have to fly old...

    Why? You have a choice? You don't have to fly old aircraft - new aircraft are safer, more reliable and have better safety systems. Why do you choose not to?

    Going back to your point, they'll have...
  20. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Sounds very dangerous - why are you happy to fly...

    Sounds very dangerous - why are you happy to fly in such an old aircraft with such old technology? Should you not be looking for the newest possible, with as much safety equipment as possible? I...
  21. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Given it was a single, minor, walking-speed...

    Given it was a single, minor, walking-speed accident in ~2008, and since then I've at times put 30,000+ a year on cars without a repeat of it I'd say I'm pretty happy with the outcomes.

    Maybe...
  22. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Oh come on, now you're being ridiculous. Yes, I...

    Oh come on, now you're being ridiculous. Yes, I would have checked they were legal - no I didn't confirm the make and model, and if I did I doubt I'd recall given it was well over a decade ago.
    ...
  23. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Right, but again, you're talking to a guy who...

    Right, but again, you're talking to a guy who likes classic cars and motorbikes! I'm not anti this technology, and if a car comes with it then great - but I'm quite happy operating without it. My...
  24. Thread: WInter tyres

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    I have no idea what tyres were on that vehicle,...

    I have no idea what tyres were on that vehicle, and nor do you. Nor do you know whether winter tyres would have had an effect on that occasion - I doubt it, personally.

    Also, you seem to be...
  25. Thread: RIP Mrs W

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    No words for this one, just look after yourself

    No words for this one, just look after yourself
  26. Thread: WInter tyres

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    In 16 years on the roads I've had a single bump...

    In 16 years on the roads I've had a single bump in bad weather - a single-vehicle accident where I hit a kerb with a hire car after catching some black ice. I.e., a car where I had no control over...
  27. Thread: WInter tyres

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    No, but nor do I put on the most expensive money...

    No, but nor do I put on the most expensive money can buy and only ride in perfect, summer, conditions on a brand new bike with ABS etc.

    Like all things, I make a reasoned decision based on...
  28. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Not that often - stats point to about 2 - 3...

    Not that often - stats point to about 2 - 3 months of the year it will AVERAGE below 7 degrees. Bearing in mind a chunk of that will be nightime, so daytime temps will be higher. This is a pretty...
  29. Thread: WInter tyres

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    Because winter tyres are expensive game for...

    Because winter tyres are expensive game for something that may or may not happen. Last real snow was 3 years ago now.

    Then there's having to find somewhere to store 4 tyres.

    I'll be blunt,...
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    Ooh, scary. (And they will, anyway - do you know...

    Ooh, scary. (And they will, anyway - do you know how few officers cover an area in the UK, nowadays. My nearest police station is 13 miles away)
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    They're not gonna nick you for it and I doubt...

    They're not gonna nick you for it and I doubt it'd meet the threshold for an arrest even if they wanted to - it's a PR disaster waiting to happen, and the Police know they're on a knife-edge with...
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    "Formally detain me and interview me under...

    "Formally detain me and interview me under caution, or piss off"
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    Interesting to read this - I've actually ouright...

    Interesting to read this - I've actually ouright made the commitment to myself (and voiced it) that from now on, I'm doing stuff regardless of who does and doesn't come along. It's always more fun in...
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    My first instinct is LOL. But, to be honest,...

    My first instinct is LOL. But, to be honest, while I don't "live to work", I am an incredibly 'busy' person - I need projects, I need hobbies. The kind of steady retirement where I just mill around...
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    Afford as in survive, yes - I've always been...

    Afford as in survive, yes - I've always been incredibly keen to maintain a modest standard of life and keep outgoings low. Hence why I live in a semi detached in the Midlands have a mortgage <£500. ...
  36. Bollocks. Scaring companies into being...

    Bollocks. Scaring companies into being risk-averse and chucking everybody through brollies says jack all apart from they don't want to HMRCs next cash cow.
  37. Because IR35 doesn't apply to somebody operating...

    Because IR35 doesn't apply to somebody operating through an umbrella. It's effectively a non-issue when it comes to compliance and regulation.

    If a company operates with you inside IR35, they can...
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    Pretty much what I was coming to say and it's...

    Pretty much what I was coming to say and it's really the million-dollar question. The other aspect is how much he expects his work to be affected.

    I didn't have much choice cos it was happening...
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    I have sincerely never heard of this term!

    I have sincerely never heard of this term!
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    Haha, know how you feel. I've got a fully remote...

    Haha, know how you feel. I've got a fully remote contract, but I feel like it's important to get down there and meet the team. Nice hotel, maybe a spa hotel.....few drinks....

    God I'm bored of...
  41. Thread: Boooom! Finally!

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    Cheers all! Yeah, must admit by the time...

    Cheers all!



    Yeah, must admit by the time we hit the end of October I thought it was pretty much game over til next year
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    Considering I'm only on Invoice 163 so far,...

    Considering I'm only on Invoice 163 so far, you're definitely beating me!
  43. Thread: Boooom! Finally!

    by vwdan
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    Boooom! Finally!

    Well, it's been a long old year. Finished my last traditional contract in Feb, was reasonably busy with Ad-Hoc work to start with but it didn't last and market was dead.

    In the end, however, two...
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    Poll: Any excuse for me. If you book it, I will come.

    Any excuse for me. If you book it, I will come.
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    I love my colour lasers. I had a B Grade Samsung...

    I love my colour lasers. I had a B Grade Samsung dirty cheap which lasted me about 5 years until it died. I then had a Xerox which lasted me until it was just out of warranty which was incredibly...
  46. I assume this is the new payment protection thing...

    I assume this is the new payment protection thing that banks have introduced? If so, whatever they're putting in needs to match exactly to the letter.

    So if you signed up with MyCo Consulting...
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    No idea, you'd have to ask them. I'm assuming...

    No idea, you'd have to ask them. I'm assuming they're working on the basis of a standard tax code (I.e. 1250L). It specifically says "take home pay after all deductions"
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    Noticed an Inside IR35 role that at first made me...

    Noticed an Inside IR35 role that at first made me laugh, due to the rate, but it stated inside the advert "Rate stated is what you will receive after deductions".

    Firstly, I appreciated the...
  49. To add to NLUK's answer - the other bit people...

    To add to NLUK's answer - the other bit people miss is that clients aren't stupid. They pay an agency margin because the agency provides a service - just because you can go direct doesn't mean you...
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    Bit sad to see nobody helping, let me try: ...

    Bit sad to see nobody helping, let me try:



    Yes, of course.



    Yes.
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