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    Yes, it is. Although early EVs suffered big...

    Yes, it is. Although early EVs suffered big depreciation, the last couple of years has seen EV either hold their price very well and in some instances, even appreciate.

    Also bear in mind that...
  2. Sticky: I always found living within our means meant I...

    I always found living within our means meant I never had to scramble around for contracts and take piss poor rates or go live in the arse end of nowhere just to keep my head above water.
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    Im amazed people will actually fall for this. ...

    Im amazed people will actually fall for this.

    My rule was a telephone interview followed by an F2F if I liked the sound of the project from the TI or, a single F2F. If they couldnt make their...
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    MBNA? Used to do most of that journey daily...

    MBNA? Used to do most of that journey daily except down the M6 and M56 to Chester. Most mornings the M56 was slow, 50 ish from the Runcorn turn off to the M53 interchange.

    Coming home was a real...
  5. Sticky: If people are finding the market for them has...

    If people are finding the market for them has long time died, they are no longer getting interviews after doing all the usual stuff and, war chest is all but depleted ie cutting back outgoings,...
  6. Do a house share. Same benefits with less hassle...

    Do a house share. Same benefits with less hassle and commitment. And you can still put it through the company.
  7. Email!? WTF!?! Word of mouth. Are you too timid...

    Email!? WTF!?! Word of mouth. Are you too timid to say to the client Im not in so and so or something?
  8. Well blow me, who'd have thought agents would use...

    Well blow me, who'd have thought agents would use a single word search option!?

    Tell you what pisses me off no end, people like you who receive these crap cv's from agents but dont reject them and...
  9. You missed out option 4 and 5. These are, clients...

    You missed out option 4 and 5. These are, clients offshore the work or only work with consultancies offering a turn key solution.

    This idea some people have that rates are suddenly going to rise...
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    Erm, if you think that arbritation is 'a bit...

    Erm, if you think that arbritation is 'a bit pricey,' just wait until you get the legal bill if you lost the court case.
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    A single CTD has to be worth a minimum £100,000...

    A single CTD has to be worth a minimum £100,000 before HMRC pay any interest on it. Interest is only paid for the first 6 years that the CTD is held ie from date of deposit to 6th anniversary. Beyond...
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    You have to tell the CTD Team the reference of...

    You have to tell the CTD Team the reference of each tax year 'debt' and how much of your CTD identified by its reference \ serial number, is to be applied.

    You then have to contact the APN team...
  13. Really!? I didnt know that. Hope it was one of my...

    Really!? I didnt know that. Hope it was one of my more fruity posts even if it did raise a titter! (Had to break my self imposed exile as well to reply!)
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    The absolute simplest way to boost your home wifi...

    The absolute simplest way to boost your home wifi is to get a couple of very good home plugs that have LAN connection and are also wifi range extenders. That means ignoring crap like TP Link and the...
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    You said something about grammar? So, are you...

    You said something about grammar?

    So, are you making a statement or don't you know how many IB roles you've 'had that way'?

    I'd have thought someone who trumpets being a '2 contractor...
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    Well said. The same old muppets here like marky...

    Well said. The same old muppets here like marky mark (ooh, Im back to a 2 contractor income, dont you know?) and dhooog whatever keep trotting their same old tulipe.
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    Nope, Im back into exile until that uber **** NAT...

    Nope, Im back into exile until that uber **** NAT ****s off.
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    Hi Fred. Just to clarify, the post isnt a go at...

    Hi Fred. Just to clarify, the post isnt a go at you. Sorry to hear you're in IPSE.
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    Sorry, Im going to have to stop coming out of...

    Sorry, Im going to have to stop coming out of self imposed exile (again!) but this point and PCG \ IPSE made me have to go and change my skiddies.



    Everyone who is in IPSE or thinking of...
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    Ive broken my self imposed exile to clarify this...

    Ive broken my self imposed exile to clarify this for people. It can be a hard concept to grasp (took me a while in my appeal writing days) but when you think it through, you get there.

    MP's...
  21. MBNA \ Bank of America effective 12.5% rate cut via increased hours.

    Ive flounced back here to post this one and only one post.

    Yesterday at approx 16:45pm Adecco \ Hyphen mailed all their in situ contractors to say MBNA \ Bank of America, Chester, have 're...
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    Righto, Im flouncing for good.

    Ive had enough of the psychopath that's brillo. He's had to apologise to me once before which I accepted but his latest stuff is too far.

    Any TAA stuff ive kept off here, neither have I given any...
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    Once again brillo, you let your unstable...

    Once again brillo, you let your unstable mentality get ahead of yourself.

    Remember when you had to apologise to me (via PM) after you called me a liar regarding some info I posted about MontP? You...
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    LOL! Well you learn something new every day!

    LOL! Well you learn something new every day!
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    LOL! Do you know what 'wholly and exclusively'...

    LOL! Do you know what 'wholly and exclusively' means?
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    A lot of people would go with the first option....

    A lot of people would go with the first option. Its human nature.

    A new member on our team has been going on about 'needing an extension or two' on the current project.

    Turns out they have a...
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    Is right. I've no problem with other people...

    Is right. I've no problem with other people having different interests.

    But when someone constantly attempts to start a conversation about 'it' and repeatedly saying how great 'it' is and everyone...
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    If you're putting durations on, you may as well...

    If you're putting durations on, you may as well use dates. You've started to give a picture but an incomplete one.

    When I was hiring, if someone just put duration on a cv, Id suspect they were...
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    What a load of wank! Someone at work makes a...

    What a load of wank! Someone at work makes a megadeal out of having one, bores everyone to death about how good it is. No wonder they arent married or in a relationship. Boring!
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    Ha! Didnt know he was in the Rockin Vicars! They...

    Ha! Didnt know he was in the Rockin Vicars! They were a local band who my brother followed around regularly. I was too young at the time but I thought the name funny.
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    Yeah, great idea. Then any prospective client has...

    Yeah, great idea. Then any prospective client has no idea whether you've had loads of 4 week contracts or not.
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    Not to mention a walter mitty imagination.

    Not to mention a walter mitty imagination.
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    Oh, so it was the EU and not the EA who opened...

    Oh, so it was the EU and not the EA who opened the flood defence in York was it? Must have missed that one.
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    And the EA is supposed to mitigate that by...

    And the EA is supposed to mitigate that by actually opening flood defences? Wake up.
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    I wont touch a contract that's less than 13 weeks...

    I wont touch a contract that's less than 13 weeks \ 3 months. Some will and some will say they took a chance on a 4 weeker that turned into 2 years or whatever.

    Each to their own. More info here
  36. Not very bright are you opto!

    Not very bright are you opto!
  37. Bit OTT dont ya think!?

    Bit OTT dont ya think!?
  38. Next door neighbour's lodger parking on your drive!

    Just looked out my front window to find next door neighbour's lodger has parked his car on my drive without permission! WTF is the world coming to?

    Anyway, just collared him as he's going back to...
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    CBA!

    CBA!
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    Havent seen a single science based documentary...

    Havent seen a single science based documentary suggest aliens would even speak never mind use English or scottish. What programmes have you been watching?
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    Audi drivers!!

    Just how tulip are they (Audi drivers), or, how hard is it to make a left turn or go straight on instead of driving into a shop?

    Costa coffee crash: People hurt as car ploughs into Kent cafe - BBC...
  42. Nope. I tell them Im not up for it and will...

    Nope. I tell them Im not up for it and will consider a role that's far less invasive although I guess plenty of other saps like mrmarkymark will cave in.
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    I was working in a senior position on a flagship...

    I was working in a senior position on a flagship Government project a number of years ago where crapita were the supplier. I regularly had to go to their office in Walton on Thames to attend meetings...
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    Great idea but pettered out because it was still...

    Great idea but pettered out because it was still run on an agency type model ie the founder's wife \ squeeze was filtering cv's before allowing them to be passed to the end client (of which there...
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    Some poor saps are still at work! :eek Just...

    Some poor saps are still at work! :eek

    Just started my 2nd week with feet up and another one to look forward to. :smokin :laugh
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    Poll: Well, as said, Im not using it commercially but...

    Well, as said, Im not using it commercially but Linux mint doesnt slow my lappie down, it actaully boots quicker than a new lappie running windoz 8 (never upgraded it to 10 because I put Linux on it...
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    Poll: LOL! You mean a client was using Linux Mint v 17...

    LOL! You mean a client was using Linux Mint v 17 for commercial purposes! Im not surprised they \ you had issues.

    However, for non commercial use Id say its far superior to windoz. Sure, some of...
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    Poll: You dont need to go to the excessive expense of...

    You dont need to go to the excessive expense of apple crap to avoid viruses. Go Linux Mint instead.
  49. Alternatively, the OP could send one more final...

    Alternatively, the OP could send one more final demand \ request for the outstanding balance within x days else he will start small claims court proceedings.

    For such a small amount, Id question...
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    Nah. Our double oven which is about 7 yo, just...

    Nah. Our double oven which is about 7 yo, just blew up so the prospect of a cooked turkey and roasts for Christmas looked a no goer. I was up for getting a new double oven for about 600 quid but our...
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