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  1. When did you decide to not renew a contract?

    Hello fellow contractors.

    I'm in a contract which hasn't started off on the right foot. I started recently but can already tell the assignment is easy, very slow paced environment and overall even...
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    The real key is to not have kids. Look at how...

    The real key is to not have kids. Look at how much those little assholes cost? :eek:
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    "emigrant", please

    "emigrant", please
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    There is no secret to finding a long contract. As...

    There is no secret to finding a long contract. As many people already pointed out, it depends on the project itself and how good a contractor you are.

    Having said that, in my personal experience...
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    IR35 and day rate

    Just based on money (so, leaving out all the other factors and implications of working inside vs outside IR35) how much would you bump up your day rate for a contract deemed inside IR35?

    I'm...
  6. As I said, circumstances have drastically changed...

    As I said, circumstances have drastically changed and so have Scotland public opinion. england promised Scotland something and then delivered the opposite (and, by the way, something the vast...
  7. Oh don't you worry about that. Despite having...

    Oh don't you worry about that. Despite having plenty reasons for hating you, we're better than that. We're the bigger person in this relationship.

    You're just an old girlfriend whom we don't love...
  8. So, english are: scared of being left alone...

    So, english are:

    scared of being left alone
    petty
    ...

    No wonder Scots want to break up with you :)
  9. As someone already pointed out, they're all part...

    As someone already pointed out, they're all part of the Nation of Scotland.

    You guys must at least have heard of something called 'national identity' and 'national pride'.

    I swear, it's a great...
  10. Great, so why don't you guys just let us have a...

    Great, so why don't you guys just let us have a second referendum. Or even why don't you have a referendum to kick us out of the UK?

    Either way, will be a win for Scotland :)
  11. From all the people who keep saying "nope, you've...

    From all the people who keep saying "nope, you've made your decision already!!:mad:" and all the reticence from westminster.

    The UK is in a bad position now with Brexit and Scotland leaving (and...
  12. Circumstances change. Past decisions may be...

    Circumstances change. Past decisions may be binding but not for long.

    Why is England so scared of letting Scotland go?
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    Shouldn't be that much money....how much money is...

    Shouldn't be that much money....how much money is it needed to teach brits to pick up fruit? I'm sure there are plenty youtube videos they can watch for free (if they can afford to pay for data)
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    So you're still saying a long extension has...

    So you're still saying a long extension has already been decided and granted by the EU?
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    Long extension? Has it been agreed already? I...

    Long extension? Has it been agreed already? I don't think so.

    The UK can only ask and hope the EU will grant one. Actually getting it depends on how much patience left the EU has.
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    Another defeat for May; at this point she should...

    Another defeat for May; at this point she should have the decency of resign today.

    Once again, UK incapable of making up their mind. I suppose it's time for the EU to pull the plug and put the...
  17. Hopefully you'll die soon so you won't be waiting...

    Hopefully you'll die soon so you won't be waiting for long :smile
  18. Well, yes, that's right. At the end, everyone...

    Well, yes, that's right.

    At the end, everyone can find their own happiness. People like Bean will learn they can be happy and not feel miserable working in farms. Good for them I say :D
  19. Just for people like you I'd like to see a hard...

    Just for people like you I'd like to see a hard brexit so I could enjoy seeing your miserable life in your soon to be miserable country from far far away :D
  20. Can she even do that? Didn't she try already a...

    Can she even do that? Didn't she try already a couple of days ago but John Bercow ruled out the option of voting again on the same deal?

    If that was the case, it would mean no deal? She cannot ask...
  21. I forecast a boom of signatures tonight from all...

    I forecast a boom of signatures tonight from all the 9-5 workers who haven't had time to sign yet
  22. I'm not surprised you don't get it

    I'm not surprised you don't get it
  23. Because a lot of people made that vote based on...

    Because a lot of people made that vote based on what came out to be absolute lies by the politicians?
  24. Let me guess....New Town/Stockbridge?

    Let me guess....New Town/Stockbridge?
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    How many gigs could you have done equally well by...

    How many gigs could you have done equally well by working from home?

    and how many of those gigs were you actually allowed to work from home because of the reason above?

    In general, a good...
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    I don't understand the problem. If the UK...

    I don't understand the problem.

    If the UK wants fresh produce then the UK will start producing it.

    When all the finance/manufacturing/technology companies leave the UK and relocate in EU, there...
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    elaborate, please. what is?

    elaborate, please. what is?
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    For 2 reasons: 1) employers are usually...

    For 2 reasons:
    1) employers are usually close-minded and do not think that the job can be done equally well. When I work from home I'm equally or more productive than when I'm in the...
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    1. you assume correctly 2. property values and...

    1. you assume correctly
    2. property values and the pound weren't falling when I bought my property years ago and even in the last 2 years since the brexit vote the property values where I live have...
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    Great news! I can just go contracting in...

    Great news!

    I can just go contracting in Europe and pay off my mortgage with pocket money
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    According to what the OP says, there is no need...

    According to what the OP says, there is no need for another referendum. BUT, I haven't read the BBC yet
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    So the EU has bailed out the UK once again. Or at...

    So the EU has bailed out the UK once again. Or at least is giving UK a chance...
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    https://media1.tenor.com/images/0c5b68d8702781e283...

    https://media1.tenor.com/images/0c5b68d8702781e283398bcd6ceb37c6/tenor.gif?itemid=6219990
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    and this comedian is?

    and this comedian is?
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    My longest permie job was 2 and half years. If...

    My longest permie job was 2 and half years.

    If you look at my CV...even my permanent roles look more like contracts, length wise :D

    For the OP, find a similar role but in a bigger company....
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    How old were you then? I don't know but,...

    How old were you then?

    I don't know but, personally speaking, going back to living with my parents would be the ultimate defeat
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    There's another thread about warchest. Seems...

    There's another thread about warchest.

    Seems like there's a good amount of people who jumped into contracting with almost no warchest at all.

    Also worth saying that most of these people...
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    Investment bank? Might be worth factoring in the...

    Investment bank? Might be worth factoring in the standard 10% rate cut take it or leave kind of thing that could happen at any time during your contract.
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    I also find it interesting how...

    I also find it interesting how permie-to-contractor is considered much more difficult than contractor-to-permie.

    Like, finding a permie job is the last option but "hey no problem I'll get a permie...
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    you in edinburgh? what types of roles are you...

    you in edinburgh?

    what types of roles are you talking about? dev/pm/...?
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    How much was your warchest?

    As per title, I'm curious to know how big a warchest you guys had when you switched to contracting.

    How many months/years could you have survived without a gig?
  42. Thread: Rate increase

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    Lol NO :D

    Lol NO :D
  43. Thread: Rate increase

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    When you signed the contract I assume you were...

    When you signed the contract I assume you were happy about the day rate you were receiving (otherwise you wouldn't have signed it) regardless of what the agency's cut came out to be.

    So, you were...
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    Updates: nobody got in touch with me. Not the...

    Updates: nobody got in touch with me. Not the client nor the agent. Client most likely dropped me.

    Oh well, live and learn, I suppose.
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    I know what you mean. I do the same: I prefer...

    I know what you mean. I do the same: I prefer things in writing when they benefit me but would rather leave things vague when I'm not 100% in the right haha.

    In this case, I summarised the...
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    Yeah, I actually just did that. I explained...

    Yeah, I actually just did that.

    I explained that while he didn't send me anything he had said he would, Agent B did everything by the book so there's nothing I can do now that I've given written...
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    agents fighting over a candidate

    Hi, I think it's already been discussed on here but it's the first time it's happened to me.

    Agent A approaches me with a role last week, he says okay I'll speak with the client, will show them...
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    Are you just applying to roles in London? This...

    Are you just applying to roles in London? This might be the problem as yes there are more roles available but also the competition is much stronger.

    If you aren't already (and if you're open to...
  49. If you're not 100% sure about the role and you've...

    If you're not 100% sure about the role and you've got an healthy enough warchest, then just leave it.

    From what you wrote sounds like there are more cons than pros so if you take the contract...
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    "I really would love to become a permanent but I...

    "I really would love to become a permanent but I have a terminal illness and will probably die within the year"

    Then start coughing and excuse yourself to the bathroom.
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