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  1. Thread: UTC to GMT

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    UTC to GMT

    Could some one help me to convert this time to our local time?

    03/28/2020 - 11:30 (-4 UTC)
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    I don't believe this blacklist story. Looks like...

    I don't believe this blacklist story. Looks like you are screwing up every opportunity you get.

    Manager's influence doesn't extend beyond their team. Agents are not idiots, they will even sell...
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    I was due to start new role 1st week of April. ...

    I was due to start new role 1st week of April. All preliminary checks have been completed and successful. Client called me just now and said they have pulled the plug on the project and are very...
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    While in Danmark Panic Buying - Album on Imgur...

    While in Danmark

    Panic Buying - Album on Imgur
    https://imgur.com/a/XFQhTi3
  5. They should have migrated on-premises to AWS...

    They should have migrated on-premises to AWS already with Autoscaling setup. Not sure if it has happened or not.
  6. Thread: Schools OUT

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    :rollin: Couldn't put up with you lot, huh?

    :rollin: Couldn't put up with you lot, huh?
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    :tongue I was indeed :tongue

    :tongue I was indeed :tongue
  8. Thread: Schools OUT

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    Further details on exams Further details on...

    Further details on exams

    Further details on exams and grades announced - GOV.UK
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    I did and he has now deleted that tweet.

    I did and he has now deleted that tweet.
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    I really thank you for your concern but I am sure...

    I really thank you for your concern but I am sure that the other guy hasn't been contracting for the past 15+ years like I do.
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    Spot on!

    Spot on!
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    Yes, understood. I have that in mind. But I would...

    Yes, understood. I have that in mind. But I would like to think that, client did what is best for them / suited their convenience not necessarily based on the actual working practices. It's only a...
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    Awesome. Thanks.

    Awesome. Thanks.
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    You are partially right but not fully. Agile...

    You are partially right but not fully. Agile represents collaborative working, with flexibility (on changing requirements), with the teams ability to provide some finished working product at the end...
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    Completely a new client. Never provided services...

    Completely a new client. Never provided services to them in the past.
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    Agreed inside IR35 but not signed yet

    Sounds silly but just wanted to ask anyway.

    I agreed (Didn't sign anything yet) an Inside IR35 role direct with the client (private) and undergoing security checks. Good news (IR35 delay) came at...
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    Actually tried your code (got from previous...

    Actually tried your code (got from previous posts) but didn't work. Paid the full price and bought it now. Thanks anyway.
  18. Thread: Schools OUT

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    My thoughts exactly. Let's hope for the best. ...

    My thoughts exactly. Let's hope for the best. In a way, Corona appears to be a blessing in disguise for many students and for us contractors too :rollin:
  19. Thread: Schools OUT

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    I have been wondering that as well. My kid would...

    I have been wondering that as well. My kid would survive if they take the predicted score, but if they take mock exam scores....:frown
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    QDOS Voucher code please?

    Starting a new role in April 2020 (presumably outside). Anyone has a QDOS Voucher code?
  21. Phew, I was just about to sign an inside role. I...

    Phew, I was just about to sign an inside role. I hope verbal agreement doesn't count :-)

    Do we have a term to handle those 'tractors' who went perm recently?
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    Apart from the exceptions where the role requires...

    Apart from the exceptions where the role requires DV/SC clearance etc.

    I used to be in Testing including Test Automation (in all application tiers - Front end, Middleware and Backend + traditional...
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    India too shares a border with China and has...

    India too shares a border with China and has reported only 50+ cases. Africa, I haven't seen any reports at all.
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    Testers, Test Managers, Scrum Masters, BAs, PMs...

    Testers, Test Managers, Scrum Masters, BAs, PMs are ten a penny nowadays. If you are already prepared and ready for the role change, this is the perfect time to make that jump/change. Highly...
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    Thanks @eek. Is Umbrella still a better choice...

    Thanks @eek. Is Umbrella still a better choice if we take pension out of the equation? I don't have pension fund, rather my investment has been in properties.
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    After about 8-10 weeks of rejecting Inside and...

    After about 8-10 weeks of rejecting Inside and Perm roles, I have buckled under and accepted a 5 month Inside role direct with the client (one of the *very* big ). Looks like my recent certification...
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    Looks like Certification "does" work!

    Looks like Certification "does" work!
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    It still is for fresh graduates for permanent...

    It still is for fresh graduates for permanent positions. But it doesn't apply to contracting, after all the client need some one who can come and start delivering. There is little room for learning...
  29. Tax expert tells Nigel Farage how the controversial new IR35 tax rules will affect

    Tax expert tells Nigel Farage how the controversial new IR35 tax rules will affect

    YouTube
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    Phew ... finally it's official now :-)

    Phew ... finally it's official now :-)
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    Although they are largely vegetarians, We can...

    Although they are largely vegetarians, We can recommend a blanket ban on people coming from India to stop the virus. :grin:tongue
  32. I concur. Exactly what I thought

    I concur. Exactly what I thought
  33. It's like living with a lousy partner isn't? ...

    It's like living with a lousy partner isn't? He/She doesn't know what the new one would bring in - Known devil is better than unknown angel! :o
  34. Looks like I am going to end up opening a curry...

    Looks like I am going to end up opening a curry house :D . But there are already too many
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    Very well said. Perfect

    Very well said. Perfect
  36. Thread: PM /BA

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    Looks like every contractor is becoming an Agent...

    Looks like every contractor is becoming an Agent these days! :Karma :D:D
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    Good luck. Just came out of DP-200. Hurray! Now...

    Good luck. Just came out of DP-200. Hurray! Now on to DP-201
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    Here I am thinking Insurance, Accountant fee,...

    Here I am thinking Insurance, Accountant fee, VAT, Corporation Tax, Account Filing, (taking Dividends) are regular things in running a business.

    I am really curious to see how you get on with...
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    Looks like a blessing in disguise. The need for...

    Looks like a blessing in disguise. The need for contractors won't go away. Now that the number of CV's agent/client gets will be significantly limited, this bring back the true meaning of...
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    It's a flawed idea. For e.g. from Birmingham to...

    It's a flawed idea. For e.g. from Birmingham to Euston, fast train takes 1 hr 15min, whereas cheapest train takes approx. 2 hours 32 minutes. How do they then calculate commute time?

    They must...
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    How long is the contract for? 3 months / 6...

    How long is the contract for? 3 months / 6 months? Have you worked out plan B for what if scenarios?

    1. What if the project is closed or you were sent out within a week of starting?
    2. What if...
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    I am not keen on specifics as they are against...

    I am not keen on specifics as they are against T&C. Did you get Powershell or T-SQL or .Net commands? Did you have a lab related Questions?
  43. Wrong time, even to think about contracting!

    Wrong time, even to think about contracting!
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    :rollin::rollin:

    :rollin::rollin:
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    Thank you so much. I am also going through...

    Thank you so much. I am also going through Microsoft Learn. Just upgraded and now into Databricks. I will follow it up with practice test of Measurup.

    Which specific topic related questions did...
  46. What an optimism? Here is some one thinking they...

    What an optimism? Here is some one thinking they will be receiving the brightest and best :tongue
  47. While this is largely true ( by the way Indian...

    While this is largely true ( by the way Indian economy is lugging around 6% ), they have found a work around.

    1. Bring in 1 or 2 freshers (e.g 2 or 3 years experienced).
    - They would be...
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    I will be attempting DP-200 in couple of days. I...

    I will be attempting DP-200 in couple of days. I will update this thread with the outcome.
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    I personally know several contractors who...

    I personally know several contractors who are/were with HSBC for more than 3-4 years, some even crossed 6 years. If you can be a Yes man then you can easily be there for more than 24 months. So...
  50. Just wondering that Given a scenario where most...

    Just wondering that Given a scenario where most of us operate inside, wouldn't it result in lost VAT revenue, there by nullifying the additional tax collected?
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