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    Well said David - this is the sad truth of it...

    Well said David - this is the sad truth of it all....
  2. hmm yes I suppose. But OK client says take 3...

    hmm yes I suppose. But OK client says take 3 months off (and you've got 5 month left). What would you do?

    I'd be straight off getting another gig. Then if I got one handing in notice if I could on...
  3. Some wise words here....... Its a contract...

    Some wise words here.......

    Its a contract they can terminate it if they want. They obviously wanted to. You are free to do whatever now. You have no obligation to go back ever. Obviously, they...
  4. JSA obviously...... ;-)

    JSA obviously...... ;-)
  5. Personally, I think theres going to be a lot more...

    Personally, I think theres going to be a lot more WFH. As OP said - because of the forced trial run....
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    tulipe man. Didn't know. Feel for you....

    tulipe man. Didn't know. Feel for you....
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    They just appreciate the sheep in wales like we...

    They just appreciate the sheep in wales like we do....
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    Yeh can see a lot of companies where WFH is the...

    Yeh can see a lot of companies where WFH is the new norm.

    This will prove that things didnt fall apart when people werent in the office. So why not continue with it.
    IT staff especially because a...
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    Yeh for those of you normally stay away from home...

    Yeh for those of you normally stay away from home I can imagine its great....
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    Obviously, NLUK......

    Obviously, NLUK......
  11. Accountants always take the p@ss if they can........

    Accountants always take the p@ss if they can.....

    Years ago when IR35 first came in. I switched accountants - explained I needed someone who knew IR35. He went away - then a week later sent me an...
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    So anyone else had enough of WFH?

    Thought I'd love it but I don't...
    Nice to roll out of bed and straight to work and I don't miss the crazy traffic but couldn't do this everyday forever.

    Would be better if my kids and Mrs...
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    Yep its happening, we've got to deal with.... ...

    Yep its happening, we've got to deal with....

    Playing the devils advocate. A LOT of people die in accidents on the roads every year. I'm assuming WAY more than Covid....
    Its a problem but do you...
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    Spartie - ha ha there is that.... My daughter...

    Spartie - ha ha there is that....

    My daughter goes to school in one of the less pleasant parts of Newport. (Because its a welsh school). One of her friends Dad currently has free accomodation for...
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    Not sure. If it affected me directly then I would...

    Not sure. If it affected me directly then I would have paid more attention....

    BUT they sorted it so fair play....

    More than my agency who tried to say they may be looking to take the same...
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    I have to agree with you here...

    I have to agree with you here...
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    NLUK can have a cwtch off me

    NLUK can have a cwtch off me
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    Yes lots of my friends are indeed bellends! Is...

    Yes lots of my friends are indeed bellends!

    Is it bell end or bellend?
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    Fair play to your other half.... I'm sure there...

    Fair play to your other half.... I'm sure there are loads of teachers like this.

    Not been my experience though in my local area. "Homework" was a scribbled sheet with web links and...
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    Way too much focus on covid deaths..... Yes its...

    Way too much focus on covid deaths..... Yes its not been a good time at all. BUT we managed as a country.....so far.

    Too many people now who get stupid ideas in their head. I know of a friend who...
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    EXACTLY. No seems to remeber that cancer...

    EXACTLY.

    No seems to remeber that cancer screening is on hold. Mental health - how many more suicides?
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    OK. I'm actually better off staying put. No...

    OK. I'm actually better off staying put. No travel expenses etc. Client who is happy for me to work from home.

    I know people who've lost their jobs or are about to. Can't pay the mortgage. You're...
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    Time to re-open the country

    Its getting crazy now....

    We're going to lose more lives to things remaining as it is than we will with Covid.
    Guy on the news this am - cancer screening is still on hold. How many extra cancer...
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    Well, I understand no employer is obliged to...

    Well, I understand no employer is obliged to offer furlough - they could have said tough luck.

    Also, because of the mininum wage pay and bonus set up they could have not argued and said we'll...
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    Fair play Danbro

    I know I always slag off agencies etc but fair play to Danbro my umbrella company.....

    Not apply to me just yet but, as like most agencies, I get NWW plus bonuses as pay. Causes problems for the...
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    Covid lockdown - different in wales

    Got to be fair used to be a fan of the welsh assembly....

    Bit embarrassed at the moment. We've got central government setting a policy and some jumped up count councillors in wales trying to score...
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    Flippin heck nluk - is there any forum on here...

    Flippin heck nluk - is there any forum on here you don't stalk talking tulipe....
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    WAsnt it $20K?

    WAsnt it $20K?
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    Office 365 plans.....

    Currently got Office 365 Online Essentials.... Think it cost me £60 for the year.
    Renewal is £120. Sod that.

    Doesn't even come with the software - its online only.

    Microsoft office...
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    Even before this all kicked off, my client was...

    Even before this all kicked off, my client was going for the WFH thing. Large public sector building where they like to rent out floors of it to other people so it made sense for them.

    Obviously,...
  31. Well I have no first hand experience....

    Well I have no first hand experience....
  32. Yep. exactly....

    I mean, he *could*. It would be pathetically transparent and make him look a tit, but sure he *could*.

    Posts like yours are what make people come here, shake their head and leave. Exactly the same...
  33. Funnily enough mine does too but they ignore it...

    Funnily enough mine does too but they ignore it because it suits them to usually.
  34. Definitely is

    Definitely is
  35. WFH full rate at the moment.... Just don't...

    WFH full rate at the moment....

    Just don't want the day off now...
  36. You've told us your unavailable so you can't cancel now....

    Hmm - to be expected....
    I bet I'm not the first....

    Couple of long weekends this summer planned. Legoland one weekend, Camp Bestival too. Booked with client. Legoland closed, Camp Bestival won't...
  37. Solution - perfectly safe and socially distanced...

    Solution - perfectly safe and socially distanced too.......

    Glory hole...
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    Yes doesn't sound right. I'll have to wait for...

    Yes doesn't sound right. I'll have to wait for the official line from them it appears....
    BUT thats just typical of agents - protecting their income at all costs.

    Of course, if a contractor is...
  39. I have I have.... I swapped 2 keyboards last...

    I have I have....

    I swapped 2 keyboards last week and a mouse...
  40. Takes ages those JSA forms....

    Takes ages those JSA forms....
  41. The one I left early? Nah got another gig.

    The one I left early? Nah got another gig.
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    Contractor Sick Pay COVID 19

    Well, welcome surprise to be fair and it appears all civil service contractors are eligible....

    Obviously the £2500 cap is a drawback but better than a poke in the eye.

    Saying that, had a...
  43. Are there a lot of people who work in IT that have weird personality disorders?

    Yes Im WFH and bored.....

    30 years in the business and I'd say definitely....

    Over the years, I've encountered some nice people, and some downright weird. Client managers too - some decent...
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    Hmm, current gig not working out and got another...

    Hmm, current gig not working out and got another offer.

    No brainer. Leave and take it.
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    Yeh its take it or leave it I'm afraid.... ...

    Yeh its take it or leave it I'm afraid....

    Mate of mine got told "don't come in for 3 months" so zero pay. Then client tried to tell him not to try and work elsewhere because they'll expect him...
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    ah good point about there being no appts or...

    ah good point about there being no appts or signing on.
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    Sticky: Rules used to be they'd leave you alone for 3...

    Rules used to be they'd leave you alone for 3 months I think.

    To be honest, the JC people were fine. They realised it was a bit silly asking someone who earns loads to go and get a minimum wage...
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    Sticky: Maybe thats one way of looking at it. At the time...

    Maybe thats one way of looking at it. At the time I didnt know what was needed so I just went with the flow.....
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    Sticky: They asked about it but never requested to see...

    They asked about it but never requested to see any documentation etc.
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    Sticky: Never asked for any company stuff but it may have...

    Never asked for any company stuff but it may have changed.
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