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    That and all those who have been given the...

    That and all those who have been given the heave-ho by private sector clients that are no loner hiring contractors due to the upcoming changes.
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    Don't you live in Dorset? It's full of...

    Don't you live in Dorset? It's full of downshifters and retirees of a certain demographic - don't thinks it has anything to do with having served in HM forces.

    Why do you think I moved back to...
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    Is it? It was created from the old Wansdyke...

    Is it? It was created from the old Wansdyke constituency & that was always conservative in my lifetime until Dan Norris won it for Labour in '97.

    Mind you, considering it encompasses all the old...
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    Poll: Didn't they once say they were going to abolish...

    Didn't they once say they were going to abolish it?

    No, I meant the new changes that are being rolled out to the private sector.
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    Poll: Certainly not voting Tory. Because IR35 :winker:s

    Certainly not voting Tory. Because IR35 :winker:s
  6. Yes, it's not quite The Beaunash but I believe...

    Yes, it's not quite The Beaunash but I believe The Little Theatre is still going strong. Probably not showing stuff your kids would want (or be allowed) to see.
  7. I'm sure the Monster Raving Loony Party would be...

    I'm sure the Monster Raving Loony Party would be on board with this.

    All they have to do is promise free jelly for everyone and they'll be a shoe in.
  8. That amendment has been ditched. HTF did they...

    That amendment has been ditched. HTF did they ever think they were going to update the electoral register given the timescale?
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    Well, in that case it wouldn't really matter when...

    Well, in that case it wouldn't really matter when I left I guess. I could leave tomorrow and they could deem the role inside IR35 sometime down the line and it could still potentially come back and...
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    Yes, that's worth trying

    Yes, that's worth trying
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    Undismissable Privacy Popups...

    ...on mobile devices.

    Am I the only one seeing a spate of this recently?

    Can't even while away half an hour waiting in the barbers browsing Autotrader :tantrum:

    Why have we got to have the...
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    Swings and roundabouts. We had a load of...

    Swings and roundabouts.

    We had a load of foreign students on my M.Sc. They had to lower the pass mark for the project management module because the standard of English was so bad. I'm sure I'd...
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    The IR35 Planning for April sticky seems to...

    The IR35 Planning for April sticky seems to contradict that:
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    Is that SFW?

    Is that SFW?
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    Decisions, Decisions...

    Programme manager at my current client spoke to me a couple of weeks ago and indicated that he'd like to extend me until the end of January as the project I'm working on isn't going to be finished...
  16. About as useful as a peter heater

    About as useful as a peter heater
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    Afghanistan Contract

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/business-contracts/134473-afghanistan.html

    Turned this one down in the end though there was a part of me that wanted to take this on - misplaced sense of...
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    I've sent you a PM.

    I've sent you a PM.
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    Not surprised. Carting round a 41kg fleece in...

    Not surprised. Carting round a 41kg fleece in that heat. Poor sod.
  20. I liked the Paulie Gaultieri cameo as a catholic...

    I liked the Paulie Gaultieri cameo as a catholic priest in season 2.
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    That's a very different account of the Southall...

    That's a very different account of the Southall gig to the reports in the media at the time. ISTR there was even a Panorama on it in which they were all portrayed as racist thugs.
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    Some of that old Oi stuff is a lot tighter than I...

    Some of that old Oi stuff is a lot tighter than I remember it back in the day. Cock Sparrer's another one I saw not long ago.

    Yet to see these though:
    ...
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    Millwall Roi. Ex 4-Skins, apparently. Hope...

    Millwall Roi. Ex 4-Skins, apparently.

    Hope there's not gonna be any aggro lol
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    Just watched the first episode of The I-Land. It...

    Just watched the first episode of The I-Land. It will also be my last :eyes
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    Going to see these in a few weeks: ...

    Going to see these in a few weeks:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PcXiKZn108
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    I remember this cover causing a furore back in...

    I remember this cover causing a furore back in the day
    ...
  27. "Pieces of Eight" and "Aarh Jim Lad" are about...

    "Pieces of Eight" and "Aarh Jim Lad" are about the extent of my talking like a pirate repertoire.

    Maybe I should just go into Bristol and get smashed in the Llandoger Trow to mark International...
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    Menzi

    Menzi
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    Not according to the woman that spoke to me.

    Not according to the woman that spoke to me.
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    Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Dark Side of Love. ...

    Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Dark Side of Love.

    Great number. Gonna have to check out more of these younger generation bluesmen. I mean, there's Bonamassa but this guy's amazing.
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    So it's 600 Euro pd and you don't get time off...

    So it's 600 Euro pd and you don't get time off paid.

    Accommodation is provided but it's probably hot bunking with big Cletus from the US Marine Corps.

    And you only get 1 return flight per year....
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    No. It's real.

    No. It's real.
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    Afghanistan

    Been approached about a dev role in Afghanistan with NATO.

    Role is based at Bagram Air Base and you work on a 6 week on / 6 week off basis.

    Anyone else worked out of there or looked into it?...
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    Contractors that live further afield are getting...

    Contractors that live further afield are getting 2 days WFH. Just 20 minutes across the levels for me so 5 days on site is no skin off my nose.
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    They're pretty random over this side of the...

    They're pretty random over this side of the Bristol Channel but looking across to the other side it looks like you boys have definitely taken one for the team on that score.
  36. Thread: JLM

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    JLM? Thought it was a boy band...

    JLM? Thought it was a boy band...
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    I do have to wonder about random wind turbines...

    I do have to wonder about random wind turbines dotted across the countryside.

    Just seems like a way for farmers / renewable energy cos to cream money off the govt via subsidies.
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    Oh I bet you've got your Yankee Candles all...

    Oh I bet you've got your Yankee Candles all lined up round yours :wink
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    I've had a blank screen a few times since...

    I've had a blank screen a few times since yesterday.
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    It's not always bad luck. I won the premium...

    It's not always bad luck.


    I won the premium bonds on Friday 13th when I was 13 :smile

    Only £50 but that was a lot of money to me back then and I went out and got me a Hang Ten skateboard with...
  41. Are councils institutionally corrupt or...

    Are councils institutionally corrupt or incompetent?

    My recent experience:

    6 weeks of missed recycling bin collections and they lost my garden waste collection payment even though I have a...
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    I was talking about my bad back and now you've...

    I was talking about my bad back and now you've taken us off on one of your inneresting tangents.
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    Ruined by assguru :eyes

    Ruined by assguru :eyes
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    He said it would be 8 weeks before they'd...

    He said it would be 8 weeks before they'd consider an MRI scan.

    My brother had cauda equina syndrome that was left untreated for weeks until he finally got a GP to refer him to a specialist who...
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    Glad it worked out ok for you. I've got a...

    Glad it worked out ok for you.

    I've got a similar (less serious) issue. Have done my back in and lost the feeling in my left leg.

    Doctor: "We can't refer you for an MRI until you've had the...
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    Shame. I thought he did a cracking version of...

    Shame. I thought he did a cracking version of When a Man Loves a Woman. Pony tail was a bit naff though.
  47. Told someone at the council to FOAD because they...

    Told someone at the council to FOAD because they missed my bin collection for the 5TH WEEK RUNNING :tantrum:
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    What stopped them taking it? Not the best rate...

    What stopped them taking it?

    Not the best rate I've been on but only a 20 minute drive for me which makes it my shortest ever commute for a contract.

    A no brainer really.
  49. What is the top level of the highest car park in...

    What is the top level of the highest car park in the world?
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    Hmmm....... inneresting.

    Hmmm....... inneresting.
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