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  1. Yup just posted about this few days ago. Load of...

    Yup just posted about this few days ago. Load of crap.... Avoid

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    Fair enough. The company is contractorteam for...

    Fair enough.
    The company is contractorteam for anyone who gets a call from them.

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    Annuity schemes

    Not sure if this if the right area (mods please move if so) So just got a call from a company saying they can better your umbrella take home and pay 85% of my day rate using an annuity scheme.... And...
  4. Actually this did happen...just not on a large...

    Actually this did happen...just not on a large scale.
    I have spoken to a couple of agencies who used to supply only to the public sector (so when offpayroll to the PS came in it hit them hard) and...
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    :facepalm:

    :facepalm:
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    Sorry its an EUC Service Owner Role.

    Sorry its an EUC Service Owner Role.
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    I realise now I should have probably put this in...

    I realise now I should have probably put this in the security clearance sticky. Mods feel free to move it.
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    Red Badge Certification

    Afternoon all
    Currently looking around for new roles and seen a job posting saying you need Red Badge Certification

    Any idea what this is?

    A quick google search comes back with links for US...
  9. I have worked similar to this with a PS before....

    I have worked similar to this with a PS before. From my experience few points:

    1 - Make sure there is defined acceptance criteria for each deliverable. Do not keep it vague - There shouldnt be any...
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    This. I dont understand why it is so slow. I...

    This. I dont understand why it is so slow. I think it may only run when my machine is idle.
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    Only about 2k on the phone. Rest is in iCloud.

    Only about 2k on the phone. Rest is in iCloud.
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    I have been trying to get her to move onto...

    I have been trying to get her to move onto Android for ages.
    Not a fan of iCrap and hopefully now that shes off it, she sees how much better android is as well :)
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    switch from icloud to google photos

    The mrs has decided to switch from iPhone to Android.
    She currently has over 10,000 photos in her icloud account and about 2000 videos.

    Anyone know the easiest way to move these across?
    At the...
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    Good Point. Its between me and the agency not my...

    Good Point. Its between me and the agency not my LTD.


    I did ask this and they said that if I do get a role, there will a whole new contract that I will need to review and sign...which leads...
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    Agreement for Work Finding Services

    With my contract coming to an end, I am starting to look around again.
    Twice in the past week I have been speaking to an agency who have sent me a work finding services agreement to sign.
    Not had...
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    More for the automation i.e. turning on the porch...

    More for the automation i.e. turning on the porch lights when I am out. Heating control etc.
    I have a chromecast upstairs and smart tv down so that covers the media aspect.

    I like googles phrase...
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    Google Home vs Amazon Echo

    Looking at smarting up the home.

    Been reading reviews of both but thought I would put it here and get your thoughts.
    Has anyone got either/both? Which one is better?

    Thoughts on each?
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    I can also vouch for Contractor Umbrella. Used...

    I can also vouch for Contractor Umbrella.
    Used them up until March of this year. Never had any problems and always very prompt when replying to emails.
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    +1 This One of my last gigs, the only fellow...

    +1 This

    One of my last gigs, the only fellow contractors who got extensions were the ones who were drinking buddies with the Programme Manager and would feed his need to be out on the lash 3/4...
  20. Thread: Weekend

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    Taking the young 'un to Whipsnade Zoo tomorrow.

    Taking the young 'un to Whipsnade Zoo tomorrow.
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    When They See Us

    Mentioned in in the Netflix/Prime recommendations thread.

    Its on Netflix, watched it last night. Great series but horrible to see what happened to those boys.
    I was too young when it happened so...
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    When They See Us A hard watch,I was young when...

    When They See Us
    A hard watch,I was young when everything happened with the Central Park 5 so wasnt really aware of it..
    Shocking to see how they were treated at the hands of the police.
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    What are you watching it on? I have wanted to...

    What are you watching it on?
    I have wanted to watch Sopranos but its not on Netflix/Prime
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    Wasnt impressed with the latest season. The...

    Wasnt impressed with the latest season.
    The past seasons episodes always had a feel of 'technology could potentially evolve like this' (especially the S4 episode of status based on social media...
  25. Office 365 for all of it. As someone who works...

    Office 365 for all of it.
    As someone who works with O365 a lot it also helps to have my own tenancy to play about with and get ahead with new updates/features before the clients so I can better...
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    +1

    +1
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    Well.....who saw that coming?

    Well.....who saw that coming?
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    slow walking people or people walking in front...

    slow walking people
    or people walking in front of you who just stop!
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    Opt out of regs for an old client

    Just secured a contract with an old client I worked with a couple of years ago via the same agency used a couple of years ago.
    They just sent me through the contract etc and an opt out form.
    ...
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    my old programme manager has done this and...

    my old programme manager has done this and looking at how he managed to switch....its more about who you know...in the beginning at the very least.

    He went into partnership with one of other...
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    This! I told my accountant I need a line of coke...

    This!
    I told my accountant I need a line of coke every morning otherwise I cant function as a PM. He agreed its wholly and exclusively for the business and so I can now expense any deals back to my...
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    It depends on the NHS Trust and the agency. My...

    It depends on the NHS Trust and the agency.
    My last NHS gig I had to use umbrella however the gig before that they allowed me to use my own LTD. I was put onto the agencies payroll who deducted the...
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    Take the course. I did it about 3 months ago....

    Take the course.
    I did it about 3 months ago. Boring but I did actually learn something.

    Also I was told in the course you DONT have to inform your insurance company about taking the course.
    ...
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    I am not a dev so i have no idea on how to use...

    I am not a dev so i have no idea on how to use jscript or anything hence I was hoping for some quidance here.

    At the moment I am just using a free app I found on the windows 10 store. It does the...
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    It depends on what you are working on I imagine....

    It depends on what you are working on I imagine.
    As a proper contractor you should have a SoW or at the very least a fixed set of deliverable's that you must provide. If when completing the tracker...
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    Publish Gedcom files to a website

    Hi
    I have started creating a family tree using a family tree app I got off the windows store (free and easy to use).
    I want to publish the family tree onto an online website (or somewhere) so that...
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    I think its already been said on here but started...

    I think its already been said on here but started watching Santa Clarita Diet on Netflix this weekend.
    Worth a watch.
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    Richard Wiseman was one of my lecturers at...

    Richard Wiseman was one of my lecturers at Uni....interesting guy...interesting course tbh
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    That hurt my eyes

    That hurt my eyes
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    Back when I was a team manager it was so much CVs...

    Back when I was a team manager it was so much CVs I found them lying on. It was the tech tests.

    If someone applied for one of our 1st or 2nd line roles. We would send them an online tech test. If...
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    The council I am working at has recently at a...

    The council I am working at has recently at a multi-million pound fraud case. Apparently most was down to fraud but also due to incompetence and lack of stringent financial controls and processes.
    ...
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    Literally had this same experience on Monday....

    Literally had this same experience on Monday. Stuck in a meeting with permies and me and one other contractor.
    All just talking about budget budget budget and how its because of contractors we have...
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    Joining the bench

    Looks like i will be joining you on the bench in a couple of weeks...unless there is an 11th hour renewal....not likely though. All I have been hearing for the past couple of weeks is budget this and...
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    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch it is....odd. Its a...

    Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
    it is....odd.
    Its a create your own story film where you have to make choices which dictate the direction and ending of the movie.
    I ran through it a few times to try...
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    As said above Public - No 5 %. ALL is to be...

    As said above

    Public - No 5 %. ALL is to be taken as PAYE
    Private - 5% kept back for company expenses.

    If you havent chosen a brolly yet I recommend Contractor Umbrella. I am currently using...
  46. Thread: CV query

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    To add to this. My timeline of previous work is...

    To add to this.
    My timeline of previous work is on the second page.
    As a PM I have structured my CV to have Profile, skills/qualifications and a list of the my last few successful projects on the...
  47. Thread: CV query

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    You say this but I just had to tell my cousin...

    You say this but I just had to tell my cousin last week to take off his DOB AND Address!!!

    But then he is just out of uni looking for graduate schemes! Naivety on his part
  48. Credit to all those who kept posting in there. I...

    Credit to all those who kept posting in there. I would have given up after the first 3 pages of crap being said.
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    I am shocked that Paystream won best...

    I am shocked that Paystream won best umbrella...especially given the amount of negative feedback they get on here.
  50. In this climate...not really. You go perm for...

    In this climate...not really.

    You go perm for the perks/benefits and the career/skill progression.
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