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    Of course not. Why would they?

    Of course not. Why would they?
  2. Not unknown for agencies to do this. i.e. Jump...

    Not unknown for agencies to do this. i.e. Jump the gun a bit and try and get everything sorted so that when the client says "OK go" they can say "sorted contractor starts monday" and the client is...
  3. Get a large envelope. Brown is better. Drop one...

    Get a large envelope. Brown is better. Drop one in it and post to the client.
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    Is he REALLY REALLY good looking by any chance?...

    Is he REALLY REALLY good looking by any chance? (and got a huge whanger?)
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    If you're a client you have every right to enter...

    If you're a client you have every right to enter into the contract no notice period. You can't have it all ways. If you REALLY don't want the contractor to leave then stick in the contract.

    The...
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    You'd miss me :-)

    You'd miss me :-)
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    EXACTLY

    EXACTLY
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    Perhaps you do know me after all Simonmac?

    Perhaps you do know me after all Simonmac?
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    Ha ha - I remember this thread...... I think I've...

    Ha ha - I remember this thread...... I think I've come to the conclusion that public sector is packed with more cocks per head than normal.....

    If you remember I've been at public sector place for...
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    Annoying things in the office #998

    People who get over excited and loud......

    I just sit there and get on with things.

    Now despite what OG and NLUK I dont do desktop support. BUT the desktop team sit near me.

    Theres one...
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    Yeh. I'm sure that I'm not the only contractor...

    Yeh. I'm sure that I'm not the only contractor who gets involved in office banter where they say "we wont extend your contract".

    I always tell them "I don't give a **** - I'll go and work for a...
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    Right attitude is do whats right for YOU with the...

    Right attitude is do whats right for YOU with the allowed LEGAL clauses of the contract....
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    I had about £400 nicked off an exchange. Wasn't...

    I had about £400 nicked off an exchange. Wasn't happy.
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    Guilt is for pussies..... Only time I ever...

    Guilt is for pussies.....

    Only time I ever feel guilty is if I did something wrong like shag the neighbours cat. Invoking a legitimate clause in the contract (i.e. leaving early) is not something...
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    Actually NLUK I do agree with you on the PWD...

    Actually NLUK I do agree with you on the PWD thing as long as its not a piss take and it works both ways. Not all clients are equal as you probably know too.

    For me PWD is an "average" of 7.5/8...
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    Seen it many times. Goes in the agents arse...

    Seen it many times. Goes in the agents arse pocket.....
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    and cracking one off...

    and cracking one off...
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    Mrs PC only works part-time. I never WFH if shes...

    Mrs PC only works part-time. I never WFH if shes in the house because she does my chunk in :-)
  19. Thread: Missed me?

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    I can post some naked holiday pics?

    I can post some naked holiday pics?
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    Missed me?

    Bet you all didn't even notice I haven't been on for a few weeks...

    Spending my JSA money in Florida again...
  21. Thread: Day rate

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    Look sorry it came across this way (and sorry for...

    Look sorry it came across this way (and sorry for calling you fella!), but a lot of us have seen this many times.....

    Out of interest, how far is the commute and how long does it take with no...
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    OP Tuesday-Friday - surf the web and crack one...

    OP

    Tuesday-Friday - surf the web and crack one off in the toilets.
    Monday - watch TV and do the same.

    If you're bored - leave.

    Better result - get more WFH and you won't even have to...
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    Hmm, so agency had no need to give notice? ...

    Hmm, so agency had no need to give notice?

    That Friday though - I'd be pushing for something at least....
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    I agree.... OP - didn't you consider the...

    I agree....

    OP - didn't you consider the travel before you thought about the gig? i.e. google maps for travel time, trains etc - basic stuff.

    7.5/8 hours is hardly that bad......

    11 hours...
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    Look at the size of my willy! #willywaving

    Look at the size of my willy! #willywaving
  26. Reckon I used my allowance for the next decade...

    Reckon I used my allowance for the next decade then in Glastonbury this year.....

    Anyone else know the phrase "tulipting through a sponge"
  27. Yeh it was £120 for me. 3 miles or so. Guess its...

    Yeh it was £120 for me. 3 miles or so. Guess its a nice little earner. Would have taken him an hour I guess. Easy money for the garage, just say nothing, add on to the bill, half won't notice, half...
  28. nah I did all that.

    nah I did all that.
  29. No I paid the £100 because I had no choice. I...

    No I paid the £100 because I had no choice. I paid £25 court fees. So £125.

    Hes offered £45. So basically £20 towards the £100.

    Yeh I know its a small amount but hes been a right twat from day...
  30. Ha ha reckon I did tulip out my bodyweight x2 in...

    Ha ha reckon I did tulip out my bodyweight x2 in the space of 48 hours mind. Crazy it was!
  31. no he cant claim that

    no he cant claim that
  32. Because he still had the car and wouldnt have...

    Because he still had the car and wouldnt have released it.
  33. Aye probably should have checked of course. ...

    Aye probably should have checked of course.

    The thing about clients. I disagree. Im sure many of you have been in the situation - something needs checking for 5 mins at 10am saturday morning.
    ...
  34. Every two weeks. And working at the same time ;-)...

    Every two weeks. And working at the same time ;-) Its easy money.
  35. depends on how much I claim

    depends on how much I claim
  36. Honestly though NLUK and answer this honestly. ...

    Honestly though NLUK and answer this honestly.

    Next time you take you're Bentley in for a service, and they offer to give you a lift to the office then charge you £100 because its taken one of...
  37. Im going to sue NLUK for defamation of characters...

    Im going to sue NLUK for defamation of characters and all the names he calls me......
  38. I queued in Waitrose at the till for 10 mins the...

    I queued in Waitrose at the till for 10 mins the other day - the stress caused and time I wasted must be due a claim.

    In so many words for the garage - "Basically, I tried it on with the tow fee...
  39. Small claims court - defendant is threatening to counter claim if I dont accept

    Long story - got into an argument a local garage who charged me £120 for towing my Mrs car in for repairs (it was 3 miles). My argument was he offered to collect and never said it would be chargeable...
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    Got to be fair I'm with NLUK on this one.... ...

    Got to be fair I'm with NLUK on this one....

    I can imagine the agency people laughing their heads off that a contractor has moaned that they got served notice.
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    Do you know what? I always wondered whether my...

    Do you know what? I always wondered whether my IR35 status would be affected by gnoshing off the team leader whenever he asked....
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    So can I stay at your house next year for...

    So can I stay at your house next year for Glastonbury?
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    That joke never gets old...

    That joke never gets old...
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    Ha ha thank you SE. I'm welling up a bit here....

    Ha ha thank you SE. I'm welling up a bit here....
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    None at all.

    None at all.
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    Nah quiet weekend. Mrs not working for a...

    Nah quiet weekend. Mrs not working for a change.... Might have to talk to her.
  47. Yeh I'd tell the client as someone else said "Im...

    Yeh I'd tell the client as someone else said "Im sure agent has told you etc".

    I've had agents do this twice to me. I guess they are thinking "Oh no, I've sorted the deal and now this dumbass...
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    How many of us know contractors who take a perm...

    How many of us know contractors who take a perm job knowing FULL WELL they're planning to do it for a year or two, get a bit of free training maybe then bail and go back on the game?

    They ain't...
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    But NLUK, I've been in IT almost 30 years now...

    But NLUK, I've been in IT almost 30 years now (about 15 as a contractor) and you still think I'm a cock ;-)
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    Point out that their practice is dodgy? Are you...

    Point out that their practice is dodgy? Are you serious?

    Hmmm - I don't think they're going to change their ways to be honest with you. It'll cause a bit of a laugh mind.
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