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  1. Ignoring VAT in this scenario (since VAT is just...

    Ignoring VAT in this scenario (since VAT is just money passed from left to right), my last gig (2019) was a 12 month contract @ 550d and it nicely coincided with a full calendar year. I billed 226...
  2. You're right in that training is doing online...

    You're right in that training is doing online mandatory elearnings; i experienced it first hand at one of my prev gigs working for an IB. That IB did offer some sort of career-related training but...
  3. Been back to perm for month or so now so thought...

    Been back to perm for month or so now so thought now is a good time to get stuffs out of my chest & express/share my feelings/thoughts for this topic...

    Since the day i started applying for perm...
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    maybe its pride. some people rather leave on...

    maybe its pride. some people rather leave on their own terms than get the sack. maybe she felt it would be shameful to get the chop.
  5. that is only if the agent has another candidate...

    that is only if the agent has another candidate on his books.

    and also, i disagree on your disagreement

    If I was an agent & have 2 candidates (one at lower & one higher) with the client...
  6. I've been in this situation before. I've done...

    I've been in this situation before.

    I've done option 2. before. Yes, its not good especially if not done well. So try to be upfront as much as you can so you can avoid burning bridges.
    ...
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    i know, it was just a mental typo. didn't really...

    i know, it was just a mental typo. didn't really bother fixing it.
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    market does seemed to picked up bit towards back...

    market does seemed to picked up bit towards back end of May but i think it is slowing down again for whatever reason.

    there are many reasons why things i think have been so slow in recent times:
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  9. Regarding your points: 1 - i agree 2 - maybe...

    Regarding your points:
    1 - i agree

    2 - maybe its me but you're making it sound as if its not agile then its wrong that kinda thing, Waterfall still completely fine just that its no longer the...
  10. Isn't that how majority contractor interview...

    Isn't that how majority contractor interview should be/are? Normally, companies hire contractors because they need certain piece of work done & that piece of work is specialty/niche hence the need to...
  11. obviously that's not a geniune job post

    obviously that's not a geniune job post
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    I echo same statement, try not oversell the...

    I echo same statement, try not oversell the degree part especially if you're an experienced person. In fact, if you have some sort of experience from maybe 6 years above, I wouldn't even emphasize...
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    There was quite a demand for van drivers at the...

    There was quite a demand for van drivers at the start of UK Lockdown back in late March/Early April. Not sure now with lockdown easing.

    I'll PM you. I can give you some tips & insight. :smile
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    before lockdown I was getting many ads and...

    before lockdown I was getting many ads and opportunities on work from netherlands, belgium, germany. Given those countries have already eased lockdown ahead of us in uk, its worth a punt on trying to...
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    like a phoenix rising from the ashes. will be...

    like a phoenix rising from the ashes. will be getting stronger & stronger back again. there will always be demand for dev.


    If you're into Football you can look into football index - a kind of...
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    I couldn't agree more. Exactly what I'm seeing,...

    I couldn't agree more. Exactly what I'm seeing, rates are low and rubbush but given current situation might be best to bite the bullet.
    so I when saw the opportunity for a 80K, i bite my hand off...
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    It does hurt to have your rate pressed down but...

    It does hurt to have your rate pressed down but like you say, due to current situation the market is very bleak at the moment so if I was you, I would hold on to any remaining peice of contract...
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    I think even before Covid, it does seem a bit...

    I think even before Covid, it does seem a bit crazy. sorry to say... but we got to remember we can't directly translate a day rate to an equivalent figure in terms of salary. Even if the job role is...
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    To be honest, even in the perm market, it's not...

    To be honest, even in the perm market, it's not like we're spoilt for choice given the current climate. There's so much competition, people who have been made redundant, people who have been...
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    The market looks dire... hardly any contract...

    The market looks dire... hardly any contract roles at all. It's starting to pick back up but still only niche roles. Pretty bad for a generalist.

    Put my company on the side in dormant. Have gone...
  21. can always return to the land of glory when the...

    can always return to the land of glory when the dust settles :smile
  22. exactly why most here don't believe a word of...

    exactly why most here don't believe a word of anything that comes from HMRC (or the politicians).
    hence, most of us ought to cover our arses by taking the least risk action..
  23. Fair play to them, they took the risk of...

    Fair play to them, they took the risk of exploiting the loophole & as a result earn their rewards.


    Always have choice. For the unwise permitractors who were spending as they earn - they can...
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    Absolutely spot on by pauldee in my opinion. I...

    Absolutely spot on by pauldee in my opinion. I actually put all this down to working practices/methodologies from 2 different environments & 2 different generations/eras.





    I worked on both...
  25. should not use permie as an insult. don't forget...

    should not use permie as an insult. don't forget majority of us all came from a permie background. so let's be humble & don't forget what helped us to get there.
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    Good! Stuff likes these should be outlawed. ...

    Good!

    Stuff likes these should be outlawed.

    Old fashioned. Dated. Dinosaur
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    So. Funny. I can’t stop :laugh

    So. Funny.

    I can’t stop :laugh
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    Oh very Scottish you are :laugh

    Oh very Scottish you are :laugh
  29. money is not everything. perhaps you can do it...

    money is not everything.
    perhaps you can do it in having your family separated apart in different parts of the continent for the maximum gain of money possible

    but for me, sorry I can't. As much...
  30. exactly, try telling my old company that.

    exactly, try telling my old company that.
  31. completely concur! however, scrum is only one...

    completely concur!

    however, scrum is only one of many methodologies within agile. don't forget kanban, lean, scrumfall, kanfall, scrumban, ......
  32. A company i used to work for exactly had this...

    A company i used to work for exactly had this kind of stuff. They viewed the BAs role as junior/bottom of the ladder and PM (Product Managers)/PO (Product Owners) are at the top. They see a BA...
  33. all good if you're single & have the freedom of...

    all good if you're single & have the freedom of roaming around working anywhere but spare a thought for the ones who have families
  34. The company will just say "sorry, no PSC allowed"...

    The company will just say "sorry, no PSC allowed" because there would be so called "specialist" out there willing to do it via cheaper means. It's a buyers market right now.

    Or, the company might...
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    congrats but.. i think this questions should...

    congrats

    but.. i think this questions should be in General section of the forum. (nothing to do with Business/Contracts)
  37. i see that too companies rethinking their PSC...

    i see that too companies rethinking their PSC bans but don't think for the reason you state. you're implying that they would run out of resources because everyone will leave but i gather most...
  38. it will make a difference (perhaps a slight one)...

    it will make a difference (perhaps a slight one) if and only if there is delay/repeal actually happening. but all of this is just news & noise being thrown up in the various news media. nothing new. ...
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    self employed != ltd company contractors

    self employed != ltd company contractors
  40. probably because DevOps is a new concept hasn't...

    probably because DevOps is a new concept hasn't gone that mainstream yet. there is ever higher demand for DevOps skills but yet don't have enough people out there who are skilled in this field to...
  41. don't think anyone knows 100% all this stuff. As...

    don't think anyone knows 100% all this stuff. As with any new laws & regulations, it will always be up for different interpretations. who's right? we'll know soon.
  42. Yes, exactly, they probably banking on that. I...

    Yes, exactly, they probably banking on that. I think another reason for their views is that HMRC said they're not doing retro investigations and they somehow believe HMRC 100%. I won't & I know lot...
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    im putting my ltd co. into dormancy & pay a small...

    im putting my ltd co. into dormancy & pay a small fee annually (£100) to my accountancy whilst exploring my options out there be it inside or outside or perm or retirement. if outside great, i'll...
  44. my statement regarding clients would be...

    my statement regarding clients would be completely risk free is not mines. I was just relaying on what QDos are saying.
  45. i agree with you. however, a lot of my current...

    i agree with you. however, a lot of my current colleagues moving inside have said they're super safe because their counter argument is that then it would be a complete brand new contract after moving...
  46. Sure thing! I guess your industry must be...

    Sure thing!

    I guess your industry must be finance
  47. I always believed that it’s the entity pays you...

    I always believed that it’s the entity pays you or the source of where your payment originates from is liable which I always took that to mean the end client.

    But my accountant Qdos, the one and...
  48. Buzzword of the last century you mean? Agile is...

    Buzzword of the last century you mean?
    Agile is norm since the 2000s!
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    the UK government ?

    the UK government ?
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    you work for a well-known investment bank?...

    you work for a well-known investment bank? :freaky:
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