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  1. An accountancy contractor, which to me seems like...

    An accountancy contractor, which to me seems like an IT contractor but doing accounting stuff instead of buying Lamborghini's
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    Sticky: Did you remember to get your dinner out of the...

    Did you remember to get your dinner out of the microwave?
  3. And?

    And?
  4. I would ask why you want to go contracting. Put...

    I would ask why you want to go contracting. Put aside the "worse time to try" arguments and understand your motivations first.

    I get the impression that you've recently left employment or were...
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    Sticky: Just looked outside for the first time since this...

    Just looked outside for the first time since this morning and there appears to be some kind of sunshine thing going on.

    Forecast for tomorrow looks nice.
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    Sticky: A bit of a chilly breeze has started up and I've...

    A bit of a chilly breeze has started up and I've had to close the kitchen window :eek:

    All other windows remain open.
  7. Get a proper contract drawn up! Cobbling together...

    Get a proper contract drawn up! Cobbling together something from bits and bobs is likely to end in disaster.

    One key point is payment - will you pay the contractor when you get paid, or do you...
  8. For some reason there's a Midsomer-esque peak...

    For some reason there's a Midsomer-esque peak around the Surrey hills.
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    I had a go at a house raffle a good while back. I...

    I had a go at a house raffle a good while back. I never heard the outcome so that was money wasted. Have to be a bit careful with those things as they're not regulated.

    Selling our homes through a...
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    Sticky: Have you unintentionally started a cult?

    Have you unintentionally started a cult?
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    There were one or two clever sentences but the...

    There were one or two clever sentences but the overall was a poor effort.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all It's a bit nippy out...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    It's a bit nippy out there for a July day. Cloudy with some patches of blue poking through. Currently 14 degrees with a forecast high of 18. Very low risk of precipitation....
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    Ooh fab. If you can get photos via it, you should...

    Ooh fab. If you can get photos via it, you should share!
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    Sticky: I can also put my rubbish in the communal bins...

    I can also put my rubbish in the communal bins for the whole block so have a myriad of options!
  15. Degree in Natural Sciences with Chemistry. ...

    Degree in Natural Sciences with Chemistry.

    Finished the academic year just gone and result is due on the 21st. The exam was 24 hour open book instead of 3 hours in a draughty hall. Just the final...
  16. I don't think I did much different really. I...

    I don't think I did much different really.

    I did some work, I watched some telly, tried to learn Spanish, did some Open Uni coursework, shopped online.

    I did miss going the bits of going out I...
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    Sticky: And I forgot about that too! Actually, the...

    And I forgot about that too!

    Actually, the main bin is ok as it was done at the beginning of the week. The recycling has some life in it too. I shall trundle on Monday instead.

    Thank goodness...
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    I do check the sellers' address as I try to buy...

    I do check the sellers' address as I try to buy from UK or Europe wherever possible. I know most of what I'd order has already been shipped in from China but at least it's a day or two away rather...
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    Sticky: Well it's started to rain. Again. And I've...

    Well it's started to rain. Again.

    And I've just remembered I never phoned my Mum to wish her happy birthday :facepalm:
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    Sticky: What did he do this time? EDIT: ah. found it.

    What did he do this time?

    EDIT: ah. found it.
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    What incoherent nonsense did I just waste two...

    What incoherent nonsense did I just waste two minutes reading? If it was supposed to be satire it did a very poor job.
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    Sticky: I have never claimed to do any real work. My...

    I have never claimed to do any real work. My laziness is industry agnostic
  23. I was watching the latest QI last night and they...

    I was watching the latest QI last night and they covered why a robot can't tick the "I'm not a robot" box you see pop up.

    Apparently, when you tick that box, there is an algorithm that scans...
  24. Did you ask your accountant? :D I can't see...

    Did you ask your accountant? :D


    I can't see how you can tell the agent to FRO if there's any hint of a handcluff cause in the contract or the agent is the only one on the client's PSL. So, you...
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    Sticky: Lunch was a salad! Am I slim yet? This evening...

    Lunch was a salad! Am I slim yet?

    This evening I have lots of technical documents to read in order to backfill a requirements log; half tempted to print it all out as I like to get the highlighter...
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    Sticky: All the things that make them taste nice :tongue

    All the things that make them taste nice :tongue
  27. Thread: Calling Pogle

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    It's you :D Hamsters, like mice, are used...

    It's you :D

    Hamsters, like mice, are used quite a lot as human analogues. It's less of an ethical minefield to test on hamsters rather than getting a load of uninfected people to get on a plane...
  28. Maybe they're killing off the local wildlife and...

    Maybe they're killing off the local wildlife and just had a bumper week for road kills?
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    I think it makes sense even if it is a bit...

    I think it makes sense even if it is a bit squiffy. The antibody test is available for free so treating it as a BIK for someone who pays for it is unfair. Antigen tests are not available for free so...
  30. No-one gets out of life alive. Humans will find a...

    No-one gets out of life alive. Humans will find a way to kill themselves off one way or another; we are a self-destructive species.
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all Overcast out. Ground...

    :wave:

    Morning all

    Overcast out. Ground damp but no active precipitation at present. Currently 16 degrees with a high of 20 forecast. Rain expected for much of the afternoon. Barometer has...
  32. Just the one chicken?

    Just the one chicken?
  33. Ribena? I so miss fizzy Ribena. It's not the...

    Ribena?

    I so miss fizzy Ribena. It's not the same, getting a carton and soda-streaming it.
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    Sticky: There has been rain for much of the evening so...

    There has been rain for much of the evening so far, of varying levels of enthusiam.

    Currently watching BBC Two - Horizon, 2020, Pluto: Back From the Dead, Pluto: Back from the Dead all about how...
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    Sticky: ooh! Nicely snuck in there with your century. ...

    ooh! Nicely snuck in there with your century.

    :yay:
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    Sticky: Took a walk to Sainsbury's after clocking off....

    Took a walk to Sainsbury's after clocking off. Lone Wolf gin is on offer there, ya see.

    Came over a bit light headed and hungry whilst there so scoffed half a mini baguette with cheese when I got...
  37. Some reds are really nice if you slightly chill...

    Some reds are really nice if you slightly chill them
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    Sticky: HWMBO will be coming to visit next week :yay: ...

    HWMBO will be coming to visit next week :yay:

    It'll be good to have a butler doing my bidding again.

    That and getting my freezer restocked.
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    They are - whether there's a tax charge is...

    They are - whether there's a tax charge is determined by whether the training is work related or not.

    EIM01220 - Employment Income Manual - HMRC internal manual - GOV.UK
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    Sticky: Lunch was the rest of the tomato soup and some...

    Lunch was the rest of the tomato soup and some crisps and an orange.

    Rain seems to have stopped at some point as the ground has mostly dried out.
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    The cancel thing has been bumbling around for...

    The cancel thing has been bumbling around for years. Who gets 'cancelled' and why is determined by the issue causing the most noise at any given moment.
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    Do the Italians get bunga bunga loans?

    Do the Italians get bunga bunga loans?
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    FTFY

    FTFY
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    :confused: :whoosh: :tumble:

    :confused:

    :whoosh:

    :tumble:
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all. Dull, overcast, wet. It...

    :wave:

    Morning all.

    Dull, overcast, wet. It started raining probably about 7pm yesterday (not sure exactly when) and seems to have continued off and on right up to the present moment (currently...
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    Sticky: Have a hug :hug: No spares as far as I can...

    Have a hug :hug:

    No spares as far as I can see. If you find any, let me know :)
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    Sticky: Just finished work. Cream crackered. Won't...

    Just finished work. Cream crackered.

    Won't watch any tellybox this evening. Will forage in the freezer for something for dinner to go with some salad I want to use up and then shower and bed.
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    A contract to perm role really should only have...

    A contract to perm role really should only have one outcome from an IR35 review...
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    Vampire!! Burn him!!

    Vampire!!

    Burn him!!
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    Sticky: I was very undecided about what to have for lunch...

    I was very undecided about what to have for lunch as I wanted something quick but everything seemed like effort.

    I kept distracting myself from making a decision by doing things like reorganising...
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