Search Results - Contractor UK Bulletin Board

Search:

Type: Posts; User: SussexSeagull

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    My lack of SC seems to stop me doing anything in...

    My lack of SC seems to stop me doing anything in the Public Sector at the moment.
  2. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I have had conversations about roles that, even...

    I have had conversations about roles that, even if I do say so myself, sound perfect for but not even sure I got put forward for.
  3. Replies
    8
    Views
    627

    Get a good accountant you can work with.

    Get a good accountant you can work with.
  4. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I was raising an entirely factual work related...

    I was raising an entirely factual work related point and you have brought politics into it.
  5. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    Unfortunately possibly not being legally allowed...

    Unfortunately possibly not being legally allowed to work in Europe in two and a half months time might be holding a lot of us back on that score.
  6. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    Are you planning to sleep at all?

    Are you planning to sleep at all?
  7. Replies
    321
    Views
    32,198

    It is a debt taken on by a Limited Company with...

    It is a debt taken on by a Limited Company with no personal liability. So long as it is used correctly - e.g. paying Salary - if the business ceases to be a going concern and is closed they are in...
  8. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I would have thought COBOL contractors...

    I would have thought COBOL contractors potentially have a bit of niche going for them as it is unlikely many Permies will be trained up on it.
  9. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    It is quite easy to think the market is fine when...

    It is quite easy to think the market is fine when you are sitting in a contract. Happened to me in 2012 when apparently the market was awful and I had my highest rate ever.
  10. Did you pop out for ten minutes? If so check...

    Did you pop out for ten minutes? If so check behind your bins for a contract.
  11. There must be good and bad permanent jobs as much...

    There must be good and bad permanent jobs as much as there are good and bad contracts. At least when a project gets pulled or descoped at the drop of a hat they have to find you something to do and...
  12. Replies
    45
    Views
    2,837

    Apparently one of the Universities that went to...

    Apparently one of the Universities that went to on-line lectures earlier in the year had to e-mail students reminding them they had to put close on when joining lectures.
  13. Replies
    45
    Views
    2,837

    The trick is to spend ages putting together a...

    The trick is to spend ages putting together a look that makes it look like you threw it on after you got out of bed.
  14. Replies
    58
    Views
    1,291

    As said previously studios holding back the Bond...

    As said previously studios holding back the Bond film and other blockbusters mean they might not have cinemas to show them in when they do come out.
  15. Replies
    45
    Views
    2,837

    TBF people should check. I certainly ask the...

    TBF people should check. I certainly ask the agent with regards to video interviews.

    I had a stint at a digital media agency a few years back and a UI Consultant was asked to go to a client...
  16. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,626

    Poll: My personal problem with the otherwise sensible...

    My personal problem with the otherwise sensible 'find a permanent job until this is all over' strategy is it would need to be commutable for me and living outside of a city there aren't too many...
  17. Replies
    45
    Views
    2,837

    Suit and tie is still just about default for...

    Suit and tie is still just about default for physical interviews but it certainly isn't universal anymore. I have never put a tie on for a video interview as it would be vaguely ludicrous.
  18. I seem to remember a lot of Directors in a...

    I seem to remember a lot of Directors in a company I used to work for suddenly becoming Vice Presidents when they started going to conferences in America as it got them better hotel rooms!
  19. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    If they are paying you for the day, even if it is...

    If they are paying you for the day, even if it is less than your rate, it is probably a fairly good indicator they are serious.
  20. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,626

    Poll: Obviously would need to know how many people were...

    Obviously would need to know how many people were out of contract before the crises but 35-40% does sound very high.
  21. VSO volunteering is abroad and is for...

    VSO volunteering is abroad and is for organisations that wouldn't be employing people (at least not for the foreseeable future). The NHS do employ people and engage contractors. While it is...
  22. I am a left leaning supporter of a well funded at...

    I am a left leaning supporter of a well funded at the point of use NHS but I don't think people who have spent years learning skills should be expected or asked to work for free. For no other reason...
  23. You don't volunteer for the Army any more than...

    You don't volunteer for the Army any more than you volunteer to work down the iocal shop. If they have a need to recruit you go through the process and get offered to join or not. In both cases...
  24. Volunteering should be a for a charity. The NHS...

    Volunteering should be a for a charity. The NHS isn't a charity.
  25. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I don't care if it is a so called 'permanent'...

    I don't care if it is a so called 'permanent' role or if you have the world's most niche skill, if there isn't the work there then it isn't there.

    Do what you can to get through the next few...
  26. In my long and at times adequate career I have...

    In my long and at times adequate career I have stumbled upon a couple of niche skills - believe it or not web and mobile testing were once highly desirable - but the problem is they tend not to stay...
  27. Replies
    15
    Views
    990

    TBH FTC and, so called, Permanent roles aren't as...

    TBH FTC and, so called, Permanent roles aren't as different as they used to be in the current climate.
  28. Sticky: Nice homophobia and duly reported.

    Nice homophobia and duly reported.
  29. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    That's interesting. I personally think there...

    That's interesting. I personally think there isn't so many fake jobs on Jobserve as there used to be - which partially explains why volumes have reduced over the years - but there does seem a lot of...
  30. Replies
    15
    Views
    979

    I was in contract until May so wasn't eligible.

    I was in contract until May so wasn't eligible.
  31. Replies
    48
    Views
    2,558

    I find it incredibly frustrating that all the...

    I find it incredibly frustrating that all the times I have got up in the middle of the night to be at my desk at 0900 on a Monday in another part of the country or carried a project over the line...
  32. Replies
    48
    Views
    2,558

    Yes, because leaving the world's largest trading...

    Yes, because leaving the world's largest trading block will do wonders for the recovery.
  33. Replies
    15
    Views
    979

    If I qualify then yes.

    If I qualify then yes.
  34. Replies
    48
    Views
    2,558

    Throughly down at the moment. That said there...

    Throughly down at the moment. That said there are people who are in contract who are probably wondering what the fuss is about and you only need one successful application.
  35. I really, really wouldn't be playing silly...

    I really, really wouldn't be playing silly buggers at the moment. Unless you don't need the money take what is on offer.
  36. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    Just had an an actual phone call for an actual...

    Just had an an actual phone call for an actual agent who provided a job spec.

    Looks like I might not be suitable but small victories!
  37. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    Not sure today's announcement about WFH is going...

    Not sure today's announcement about WFH is going to make much difference as most companies seemed to ignore the return to the office request anyway.
  38. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    You are aware that clients can be a problem and...

    You are aware that clients can be a problem and not everything is the agent's fault?
  39. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I got put forward for a contract that was...

    I got put forward for a contract that was initially WFH but might involved some meetings at their office in the West Midlands when things opened up a bit (it was earlier in the year). No problem. ...
  40. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    From my limited view companies are all over the...

    From my limited view companies are all over the shop with regards to locations. Some are full on WFH for the forceable but others want people near the office. I almost hate to tell them that if...
  41. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    Thamesink but your point stands!

    Thamesink but your point stands!
  42. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    Me commuting from the south cost to London is...

    Me commuting from the south cost to London is £500 a month. I was once told a 12 carriage train pulling into London Bridge can be carrying a thousand people in it.
  43. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I suspect a lot of companies don't know what...

    I suspect a lot of companies don't know what their working patterns will be long term so employing people from around the world, or indeed the other end of the country, might limit options if they...
  44. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I suspect the future will be people doing two or...

    I suspect the future will be people doing two or three days in the office and the rest at home. Regardless we need to see footfall and confidence to return.

    Plus I imagine a lot of borderline...
  45. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I can't see the City returning to any form of...

    I can't see the City returning to any form of normality until people start going back to offices en masse and that is probably spring next year at the earliest. Problem is when the City struggles it...
  46. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    I think a lot is market conditioned as well, i.e...

    I think a lot is market conditioned as well, i.e they might have to go looking outside their sector if they can't get anyone else. If it was just contracting I could understand it as they can expect...
  47. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    As you say there are risks both ways. Another...

    As you say there are risks both ways. Another phenomenon is contractors who never seem to work outside the area they live in, which leads me to believe agents see locations on CV and are drawn...
  48. Replies
    5,625
    Views
    966,034

    People say generalists don't have a future but I...

    People say generalists don't have a future but I find whenever I am near to having a so called speciality contracts seem to want specialities within specialities. I guess there must be people who...
  49. Sticky: As I said it wasn't specifically aimed at you and...

    As I said it wasn't specifically aimed at you and I agree with that assessment. Others were getting a bit preachy though.
  50. Sticky: Not you in particular but I am aware this...

    Not you in particular but I am aware this discussion has gone over two or three threads now so can't keep up with who said what.

    It is not for me or anyone else other than their own conscience if...
Results 1 to 50 of 500
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4