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    From Contractors' Questions: How to go freelance...

    From Contractors' Questions: How to go freelance in Germany?

    In order to work as a freelancer ('Freiberufler') in Germany, you have to be recognised as such by the tax office and, more...
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    Have I Got News For You seemed to be a Cummings...

    Have I Got News For You seemed to be a Cummings Special tonight. Totally unbiased of course.
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    I agree, straightforward apology, acting under...

    I agree, straightforward apology, acting under stress etc. and he might have got away with it.
    Shapps bluster will just put everyone's back up. A journey of 260 miles in a car for a four year old...
  4. I can see how you selected your username. :laugh

    I can see how you selected your username. :laugh
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    I bought into a cruise liner company 18 months...

    I bought into a cruise liner company 18 months ago. With an increasingly aging population with disposable income cruises are ideal. What could go wrong?
  6. I'm confident our brilliant rail service will be...

    I'm confident our brilliant rail service will be able to cope with social distancing :laugh
  7. I think from an economic point of view, letting...

    I think from an economic point of view, letting the people in care homes get decimated makes a lot of sense and helps keep our official death rate in Hospitals look almost reasonable compared to the...
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    This is also a chance for the Government to step...

    This is also a chance for the Government to step in and force companies down this route to reduce pollution, traffic congestion, accident rates etc. It could be a good thing overall to reduce Global...
  9. Thread: Pubs DOOM

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    I won't have any money left by then anyway.

    I won't have any money left by then anyway.
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    Add some alcohol as well, to be on the safe side.

    Add some alcohol as well, to be on the safe side.
  11. Zoom is gaining ground rapidly. I never liked...

    Zoom is gaining ground rapidly. I never liked Skype but Teams seems even worse. I wouldn't be surprised if Zoom took over for all interviews and non-confidential use because it is so easy to use....
  12. So go permie. Isn't contracting all about...

    So go permie. Isn't contracting all about flexibility?
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    As you get older wood is increasingly more...

    As you get older wood is increasingly more difficult to obtain, but can be sourced from more unusual outlets who cater for anything
  14. Just use something like Money Dashboard | Master...

    Just use something like Money Dashboard | Master Your Money | Budgeting App UK with open banking pretty much rolled out it will download all your transactions automatically, give you some nice...
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    Are you saying you have to pick from that list or...

    Are you saying you have to pick from that list or that they just suggest a few they get backhanders through? I personally would pick one independently. I don't think that they can make you use one of...
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    It's absolutely vital that everyone can watch...

    It's absolutely vital that everyone can watch their money drain away in real time. Far better than telling them that gas is much cheaper to use than electric, or fitting cheap door seals.
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    Which of the CUK members was on Question Time?

    General election 2019: Does GBP80,000 put you in the top 5% of earners? - BBC News

    He seemed upset about the prospect of being dragged into PAYE and insisted being on > £80,000 didn't put him in...
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    Rubbish. It is only fair that everyone pays an...

    Rubbish. It is only fair that everyone pays an equal price for the same service. You could argue that the extremely rich should get a discount because they are less likely to receive unemployment...
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    I give up, my post was supposed to be about Prime...

    I give up, my post was supposed to be about Prime Ministers and have a picture of Boris Johnson. Maybe I'm not cut out for IT, but l've been trying for 40 years.
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    PM jobs have never been more active, and complete...

    PM jobs have never been more active, and complete idiots can get in.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Boris_Johnson_official_portrait_(cropped).jpg
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    I'm 63, a DBA. I still find it relatively easy to...

    I'm 63, a DBA. I still find it relatively easy to get contracts, only 3 months on the bench in total for the last 5 contracts spanning 7 years, 3 from F2F and two telephone only. I generally find I'm...
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    I should have said "no chance of being able to...

    I should have said "no chance of being able to claim employee rights"

    The link from NLUK was exactly what I was looking for to persuade them that they can give me a six month extension.
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    The other 24 month rule

    A Scottish Government department are considering offering me an extension but only for 3 months because they are worried about me acquiring rights of employment such as redundancy pay.

    I'm...
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    Works well for me. The reports are improving all...

    Works well for me. The reports are improving all the time and if desperate you can download the data and analyse in excel/power bi
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    Registered Offices

    When I started contracting and formed a ltd. I used my home address for the company registered address. I've just come to switch my energy suppliers and been rejected as they say the property is a...
  26. Don't need to really, I've got so many Aunts...

    Don't need to really, I've got so many Aunts there's always one of them or their husbands popping their clogs or being rushed to hospital. I've reached the age where family get togethers are...
  27. Thread: Boomed

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    Boomed

    Do we still do these? anyway, a 3-6 month contract after 4 months on the bench.
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    :emb I can't edit the title either. How did...

    :emb I can't edit the title either.

    How did you reply without the post having any views?
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    Accomodation sites

    I've used sparerooms.co.uk in the past and looked at weekdays.com, roomster.com, airbnb, mondaytofriday.com and easyroommate.com

    anyone have any preferences?
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    I get congestion on my commute as well ...

    I get congestion on my commute as well

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2t40moxomb3070/WP_20150828_07_00_47_Pro%201.jpg?dl=0

    (why is the image not showing?)
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    +1 Azure and hybrid are both good options. SQL...

    +1

    Azure and hybrid are both good options. SQL Server was based on Sybase so should be an easier transition. MongoDB is good for some things but it's very immature in other areas.
  32. How will you get your timesheet signed off?

    How will you get your timesheet signed off?
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    DBAs are the custodians of the data, Devs are the...

    DBAs are the custodians of the data, Devs are the chaos monkeys that need to be tamed.
  34. Most agents ignore you unless you are immediately...

    Most agents ignore you unless you are immediately available, unless you are as rare as rocking horse tulip. By ignore, I mean they show interest but don't submit you. They also look for someone with a...
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    Well I'm certainly going to start blackballing...

    Well I'm certainly going to start blackballing their golf club applications.
  36. Thread: darn sarf

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    darn sarf

    Took the family to the Harry Potter studio tour last weekend. We stayed overnight in Hemel Hempstead in quite a nice private hotel on a T junction just outside the centre and settled for a couple of...
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    I thought she meant start a new crusade, death to...

    I thought she meant start a new crusade, death to all infidels including mormons because it's too close to morons and I don't like the Osmonds
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    As I said before I love the Lenovo products but...

    As I said before I love the Lenovo products but this is the latest response this morning after I accepted and paid for a repair on 26th January.

    I would like to point out a detail on the mail you...
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    No. A good business laptop was >£2,000...

    No.

    A good business laptop was >£2,000 because FRPS but I guess that is history. To me, a good business laptop will support multiple VMs, several versions of SQL Server, Docker etc.

    I would...
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    I'm old enough to have lived through the various...

    I'm old enough to have lived through the various cycles, it's all down to people with the right attitude in the end, with management normally totally missing the point and encouraging you to screw it...
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    I'm 5 years out of date with bank DRs but you...

    I'm 5 years out of date with bank DRs but you used to be lucky if the switch happened within 4 hrs after the decision was made, which itself took 3-4hrs. Given the chances of it actually being needed...
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    Gets my vote

    Gets my vote
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    End of Agencies?

    no, seriously this time :grin

    Lystable rebrands as Kalo, building LinkedIn for contractors
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    Sticky: I've been confidently waiting for the housing...

    I've been confidently waiting for the housing crash for years now :frown
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    Sticky: ....and don't take random advice about the market...

    ....and don't take random advice about the market being overheated either, trickle funds in at regular intervals. :wink
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    Brassed off on Film4

    Brassed Off made a rare outing on Film 4 last night. Wonder who decided to schedule that just before an election? Pete Postlethwaite always brings a tear to the eye as he turns down the trophy. Maybe...
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    Yes, Trump is well known for his laissez faire...

    Yes, Trump is well known for his laissez faire attitude.
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    Seriously? I get that NHS, Investment Banks etc...

    Seriously? I get that NHS, Investment Banks etc think they are 'special' (they aren't), but the average private sector company wouldn't give a damn.
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    It's his extra leg which worries me

    It's his extra leg which worries me
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    It looks a bit understated compared to the king...

    It looks a bit understated compared to the king of Thailand

    Tattooed King of Thailand spotted wearing crop top | Metro Video
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