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    Been semi retired a good few years now I ONLY...

    Been semi retired a good few years now I ONLY take the odd lucrative investment banking contract but as those have dried up its slim pickings recently!
  2. If you ever worked @ Lloyds & knew the low...

    If you ever worked @ Lloyds & knew the low standard of permies are you would fully understand why its a gravy train they milk for all its worth & would never ever leave unless it was not their...
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    Yep its shocking! There used to be an office in...

    Yep its shocking! There used to be an office in Chiswick High Road where you could easily see through the windows onto the whiteboards in the call center as it was literally right on the pavement!...
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    Rates are on a how low can you go journey to the...

    Rates are on a how low can you go journey to the absolute bottom! Way too many right to work in the UK vistas issued for IT staff via fake government skills shortages lists....
  5. If they tell the client be prepared for a period...

    If they tell the client be prepared for a period of unemployment!
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    Pro tip never ever hand in notice UNLESS you have...

    Pro tip never ever hand in notice UNLESS you have banked most of the money due to you as agencies can & will play games over paying you the rest regardless of what the contract says!
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    Here is a BIG clue! If an agent does not get back...

    Here is a BIG clue! If an agent does not get back to you within say 2 hours consider your cv binned!
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    Too late now but staying in the same place was...

    Too late now but staying in the same place was the correct answer as eventually everyone else leaves & you become last man standing so they start to develop your career & give you your dream IT job...
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    Sorry that is not interesting at all! You live in...

    Sorry that is not interesting at all! You live in a bubble or never made it into the bigger leagues!

    I was taking home (not earning!) £80K PA well over 20 years ago doing 2nd line trader support...
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    Move into something else you & 10,000 + other 2nd...

    Move into something else you & 10,000 + other 2nd line contractors are on the scrapheap along with many other IT contractors as you need niche indemand IT skills to remain as a contractor right now!...
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    This and close thread nothing else to say about...

    This and close thread nothing else to say about it!
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    If you need the work & the income take it as...

    If you need the work & the income take it as better than nothing! But yes they always have & always will take advantage of the bad economic cycles.
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    Big agencies only pay £10 per job ad & already...

    Big agencies only pay £10 per job ad & already have it budgeted so they are just using their quota up when they post fake job ads!!
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    That report is as good as used toilet paper...

    That report is as good as used toilet paper though no crediblity whatsoever from it! Just another survey taken from british businesses. Clearly jobs across all sectors have been hit very hard & will...
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    If you have more than £6K in any bank account...

    If you have more than £6K in any bank account forget claiming. Also, if you have a mortgage, own a car or any other assets making your net worth more than £6K then they will expect you to only claim...
  16. Why volunteer its not like they do not have the...

    Why volunteer its not like they do not have the money is it!
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    Good luck hope you can turn it around but £17K a...

    Good luck hope you can turn it around but £17K a month! You would be lottery winning level lucky to land £7K per month right now!!
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    Bit of a legally grey area that one for obvious...

    Bit of a legally grey area that one for obvious reasons! Although billionaires seem to get away with it!!
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    Not legally that I know of!

    Not legally that I know of!
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    Good lucky buddy but London Finance is pretty...

    Good lucky buddy but London Finance is pretty much dead contracts wise for many months now & not showing any signs of life anytime soon! Be realistic to preserve what you do still have left the...
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    Sell all your non essential assets & pay your...

    Sell all your non essential assets & pay your mortgage & debts off!
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    Good luck hope it all works out but £84K is a...

    Good luck hope it all works out but £84K is a massive hole to climb out of & realistically I would start protecting any assets you have left like your main property from being eventually seized if...
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    Companies know they can get away with £35K. Big...

    Companies know they can get away with £35K. Big IT salaries are a distant memory now. Few will be able to achieve those in future & retain the role for long. Supply & demand & unlimited immigration...
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    Its probably not you if your CV is ok & you know...

    Its probably not you if your CV is ok & you know how to land work its the market & a looming & already here in many places global financial depression!
    All you can do is drastically lower your...
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    There are very few genuine jobs around! Most ads...

    There are very few genuine jobs around! Most ads are not genuine! they are fake or roles that are no longer live. Once you understand that its supply & demand 101. Demand is at an alltime low &...
  26. If as they should ALL IT visas were cancelled...

    If as they should ALL IT visas were cancelled today I highly doubt there would be any shortage of UK born IT talent to take those roles (on proper salaries obviously!). Until there is mass...
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    A lot of job listings are totally fake though! I...

    A lot of job listings are totally fake though! I doubt there is much demand for any IT staff right now with so many furloughed & expected to lose their jobs soon sadly!
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    The economy is not going to magically return to...

    The economy is not going to magically return to normal just because the already failing high street is partially open in 2 weeks LOL! People need to take a massive reality check & accept their is a...
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    I am saying if IT work is going to be outsourced...

    I am saying if IT work is going to be outsourced anyway UK based companies should be forced to relocate as they appear to want the dual benefits of staying in the UK paying minimal corporation tax &...
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    Let them do that then no need for them to be UK...

    Let them do that then no need for them to be UK based anymore! But they do not want to relocate as UK is so easy for them right now!! They want all the benefits of being based in the UK but refuse to...
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    Donald Trump signs new immigration crackdown for...

    Donald Trump signs new immigration crackdown for rest of year | Daily Mail Online
    UK should do the same thing ASAP!!
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    Good luck working in HSBC Tower in your full...

    Good luck working in HSBC Tower in your full hazmat suit for social distancing measures!
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    Sure it is …..! Coronavirus China: Beijing back...

    Sure it is …..!
    Coronavirus China: Beijing back in lockdown amid new outbreak | Daily Mail Online
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    HSBC more than any other IB is one to avoid due...

    HSBC more than any other IB is one to avoid due to how many staff travel between the far east & London! They had a Canary Warf covid 19 outbreak a few months ago affecting 1200 staff in the tower I...
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    Your not kidding about age IME IT industry in the...

    Your not kidding about age IME IT industry in the UK is rapidly becoming a sub 30 year olds industry as experience is not what it was anymore!!
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    FTC all over it avoid unless you really need the...

    FTC all over it avoid unless you really need the money once the end client does not need you they will dump you fast usually!
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    Realistically nothing much will change for...

    Realistically nothing much will change for another few months accept that & adjust accordingly!
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    When or indeed if this finally happens you can...

    When or indeed if this finally happens you can kiss a lot of UK jobs goodbye forever as workers outside UK with good english language skills will be employed instead on vastly reduced salaries! The...
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    WFH for sure is going to make a lot of businesses...

    WFH for sure is going to make a lot of businesses wake up & understand they no longer need to maintain expensive to service office space & lots of job will eventually go away because of this. IT will...
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    It will make the 1930s depression look tame...

    It will make the 1930s depression look tame methinks due to how much debt many people carry!
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    Should be coming off the bench in the next week...

    Should be coming off the bench in the next week or so with a 12 month WFH ONLY role which has reasonable £££ so I am a very lucky person considering how bad in general the job market is right now!
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    Few will hire a lot of staff are working from...

    Few will hire a lot of staff are working from home. Even if a vaccine was found today it would take 2 years for it to be readily available so in the meantime the job market is in a temp holding...
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    FTSE reversed course its down almost 3% now! US...

    FTSE reversed course its down almost 3% now! US futures are also reversing they are flat so probably another down day coming up.
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    Futures Investing News - MarketWatch...

    Futures Investing News - MarketWatch
    But they reversed overnight on stimulus hopes which is weird as the economy is not going to recover for many months is it!
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    Sadly I agree I think its going to last a long...

    Sadly I agree I think its going to last a long time as well this evening the US markets dropped over 12% so tomorrow morning London will respond with another 7-8% at the open. US Stock futures are...
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    If the global run on the financial markets...

    If the global run on the financial markets continues there is not going to be much of an economy left & no-one right now knows where its heading or what is going to happen next!
  47. White caucasian do as well I can confirm from 1st...

    White caucasian do as well I can confirm from 1st hand experience of being on the receiving end of such treatment !
  48. UK should do the same in reverse MUST have UK...

    UK should do the same in reverse MUST have UK citizenship as surely if EU can openly do this it cannot be illegal to discriminate in the UK can it!
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    Correction levels for the global indices now so...

    Correction levels for the global indices now so that alone will take most IT Contract roles away for a while!
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    IR35 is aimed more at people like Eamon Holmes &...

    IR35 is aimed more at people like Eamon Holmes & Footballers earning million rather than IT contractors! Just a shame HMRC refuse to treat IT contractors differently!
    Eamonn Holmes faces a GBP250k...
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