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    Make Great Brittanica great again! Very...

    Make Great Brittanica great again!

    Very curious if he'll just cave in at the last minute like he did with the withdrawal agreement. With the pandemic kicking off again the last thing you want is...
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    I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that they...

    I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that they suffered the same as Denmark (which did lockdown) in terms of people stopping spending.
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    Just read that you cannot meet with your friends...

    Just read that you cannot meet with your friends in a pub (unless of course they have a garden). Again, how is this going to be enforced?

    Also, the above is probably going to lead to people...
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    Sure, but then what's the point of Tier 2? It's...

    Sure, but then what's the point of Tier 2? It's wasting time, especially as you won't know if it works as you'll have all the delayed cases from 1-2 weeks ago negatively impacting your daily numbers....
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    Who the hell is going to enforce this? Police is...

    Who the hell is going to enforce this? Police is going to go from door to door checking? this changes feck all imho. Besides with an average two week lag between transmission and hospitalisation, the...
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    No one in the right mind would go after huge...

    No one in the right mind would go after huge corps that have huge legal depts ready to absolutely destroy whatever accusations you send their way and most likely humiliate you in the process. Much...
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    Bozo did say Covid is an opportunity, same with...

    Bozo did say Covid is an opportunity, same with Brexit. He forgot to mention it's only an opportunity for a selected group of people and based on some very dodgy and illegal actions, but who cares,...
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    Surely that is enough to go and do it for even...

    Surely that is enough to go and do it for even £25pd.
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    Thanks everyone, I was mostly curious what Danes...

    Thanks everyone, I was mostly curious what Danes are like to work with as I've only really worked in the UK.

    Contract itself is almost fully remote, unless there's a meeting somewhere to discuss...
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    Any experience with Danish clients?

    Looks like I might be doing some work for a Danish company, curious if anyone here worked with / in Denmark and what their experiences were in dealing with Danes?
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    Being from Poland I can tell you that £250pd /...

    Being from Poland I can tell you that £250pd / £5k a month is a rate most would bite your hand off for as the conversion rate for £ to zl (zloty, local currency) is almost 1 to 5. What is worth...
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    I've also had new contracts issued in the past...

    I've also had new contracts issued in the past with a new SOW to cover the new deliverable. You can have it running in parallel to your current one, but some clients will definitely refuse that as...
  13. Surprise surprise it all went dead after I...

    Surprise surprise it all went dead after I finished the numerical assessment, so perhaps they get rid of anyone with a below 80% score (got 77%, 92% percentile).
  14. I meant stashing it away in Euro, have enough £...

    I meant stashing it away in Euro, have enough £ in the business account to last over a year, so can use that for now. The thing is that depending on how this new contract pans out, I'll probably move...
  15. I'll piggyback on this thread and ask whether...

    I'll piggyback on this thread and ask whether anyone here has any experience with using company foreign currency accounts in the UK? I might have the option to pick Euro as the currency in which my...
  16. Thread: Spreadsheets

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    Wasn't it simply a case of doing an automated...

    Wasn't it simply a case of doing an automated export to xls to help ordinary folk "see" the data, email to all concerned parties etc.? If that's the case I can already see a tester somewhere thinking...
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    The £25ph rate you mean?

    The £25ph rate you mean?
  18. Cheers! It's fully remote unless a few days of...

    Cheers! It's fully remote unless a few days of testing are required, there's also a kick off meeting in the first week, apart from that I should be wfh. Need to have a chat with a Danish accountant...
  19. So #2 came back but their offer was way below #1,...

    So #2 came back but their offer was way below #1, so I told #1 it's a go, got the contract through yesterday, so things moved really fast.

    Today had an interview for a remote contract in Denmark,...
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    Done, but I'm sure that ”At 10,000 signatures,...

    Done, but I'm sure that ”At 10,000 signatures, government will respond with feck off".
  21. You'll most likely be double taxed in both...

    You'll most likely be double taxed in both countries, ie. 0% tax in the UK as the amount is below the threshold but the £12.5k will get converted to whatever currency it is in the country where you...
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    The moronic thing with the gov approach to this...

    The moronic thing with the gov approach to this is to "just wait a bit more and maybe then introduce more measures". It's like there's no fecking learning curve, all epidemiologists were saying...
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    My skills are so niche there's no work at all...

    My skills are so niche there's no work at all :rollin: actually, I lie, there seems to be loads of work for me in Holland, where you need to know Dutch :laugh
  24. Same here when I was applying, they must have at...

    Same here when I was applying, they must have at least 5 jobs at any time which have slightly different role names (or the same) and are effectively the same thing. I applied to 3 I think and only...
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    Also make sure to read up on double taxation, I...

    Also make sure to read up on double taxation, I think there's some changes coming next year which mean that depending on where you work and where you live, you might get taxed in both countries (for...
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    Also consider that after Brexit some companies...

    Also consider that after Brexit some companies outside of the UK might not want to deal with a UK Ltd, at least for some time until the dust settles and everyone knows all the rules.

    You need to...
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    "What do you mean you are no longer interested?"

    "What do you mean you are no longer interested?"
  28. Massive thanks for all the replies, I think the...

    Massive thanks for all the replies, I think the best option will be to accept and see what else happens, as many said, there's no guarantee I'll get anything else, so this might be my actual perm job...
  29. Maslins, recommended here, used by a few people...

    Maslins, recommended here, used by a few people at least. Last time I checked cost was around £2k.
  30. Perm offer(s) - take the first one available, or stall for as long as possible

    I know this is a perm related thread, so feel free to move to general.

    As some (most?) contractors here I started applying for perm jobs to avoid having to live off my savings. Basically went...
  31. Imho those tests are only good for picking out...

    Imho those tests are only good for picking out people who can estimate quickly as this is often what you have to do in order to answer fast. The issue is that the answers are often very precise, so...
  32. Turns out the numerical reasoning test needs to...

    Turns out the numerical reasoning test needs to be completed in 5 days from the initial email, 18 questions in 25min, so less than 1.5min per question. I did one of these only once for a large corp...
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    £600/day in what amount of time from retraining? ...

    £600/day in what amount of time from retraining?

    In a few years if you are really good in what you pick perhaps, assuming contracting is not completely dead in the UK and there's a huge shortage...
  34. Thread: Perm vs FTC

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    Much easier to just let a 6 month FTC run its...

    Much easier to just let a 6 month FTC run its course and do smth else if an opportunity arises. Yes you can also leave a perm job fairly easily, but there's less explaining in the future what...
  35. Still sounds bulltulip to me, but I've studied it...

    Still sounds bulltulip to me, but I've studied it thoroughly to prep for the first stage phone call. Turned out to be just a generic chat with a techy bloke and a run through my CV. I reckon those...
  36. I've started contracting because I hate all this...

    I've started contracting because I hate all this corp / leadership bollocks, but as there's no contracts available, it's back to this.

    I actually like the tech they use and it would be good to...
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    They would have to start launching schemes which...

    They would have to start launching schemes which actually support though which I doubt will happen, so in 6 months there'll be feck all to go back to.
  38. Thread: Job Support Scheme

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    So it went from 80% furlough to 22% with this...

    So it went from 80% furlough to 22% with this pile of wank and they are spinning it as an even better support plan?
  39. Thread: Job Support Scheme

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    I only took a quick glance at the figures, so...

    I only took a quick glance at the figures, so excuse the dumb question, but am I seeing it correctly that the gov max grant is 22%?
  40. It's for a perm position. I probably wouldn't...

    It's for a perm position.

    I probably wouldn't mind three stages if they were meaningful ie. some tech chat, experience chat etc. to see if you are a good fit, but it seems that Amazon is obsessed...
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    Same here, especially as all my mates have...

    Same here, especially as all my mates have started contracting way before me and already earned enough to settle comfortably outside the UK.

    Yes, apart from depression slowly settling in, all is...
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    Assuming an average lorry is 17m long and you...

    Assuming an average lorry is 17m long and you leave a 1m gap between them and form a single line queue of 7000 you'll get to London centre (actually slightly past as London - Dover is 76miles and...
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    I'm actually seeing a rather severally declining...

    I'm actually seeing a rather severally declining trend when it comes to even perm job offers (ignoring contracts altogether as that seems to be dead). I think most were hoping that September would...
  44. Quick update, finally had a phone interview with...

    Quick update, finally had a phone interview with them, turns out it was just a 10min chat with a technical guy. Got an email two days later saying there's a final stage with fecking 4 x 45min...
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    Nah feck all here as well, was hopeful for two...

    Nah feck all here as well, was hopeful for two contracts, Ireland and Denmark, both awarded to other peeps. Had an interview with Amazon yesterday, perm job, only 5 weeks after I applied and only a...
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    Best ones imho are the companies who can't make...

    Best ones imho are the companies who can't make up their mind, so go half and half - "we offer a flexible working schedule, you can work up to 3 days from home". Like this is going to change...
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    Don't forget that fully remote positions are...

    Don't forget that fully remote positions are practically open to anyone in the world with a good enough network connection, so the competition is much greater. You might be up against people who are...
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    Even if productivity was to fall initially surely...

    Even if productivity was to fall initially surely they can manage this somehow and still make a killer saving on offices leases. This is why I don't get anyone thinking of pushing people back into...
  49. Thread: Contract dilemma.

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    Is it 3-4 days on site, or more like 3-5, but...

    Is it 3-4 days on site, or more like 3-5, but actually more like 4-5 with the occasional (read often) 5 day on site per week?

    Depends I think how brain dead your current contract is making you,...
  50. Thread: Permanent Offer

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    Is the £600pd outside IR35 an offer you already...

    Is the £600pd outside IR35 an offer you already have or just a rate you were able to get a year ago?

    If it's the latter and you're not currently in contract, it's more like £80k perm vs £0 at the...
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