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  1. No, this is standard in many investment banks for...

    No, this is standard in many investment banks for example.

    DBS check - wanted to prove you aren't a criminal (farcical that Jimmy the Nonce would have passed but never mind!)
    Employment History -...
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    Sticky: Evening all. Just wrapping up for the day on...

    Evening all. Just wrapping up for the day on first day back at work after a lovely week away.

    Can thoroughly recommend the place, Piran Meadows, partly because it's a Darwin Escapes site.
    ...
  3. Thread: SDC

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    As I said, an abdication of responsibility then....

    As I said, an abdication of responsibility then. :)
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    I got a steering wheel stuck down my pants once....

    I got a steering wheel stuck down my pants once. It was driving me nuts.
  5. Thread: SDC

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    If you can prove you're not under SDC then you...

    If you can prove you're not under SDC then you can be deemed as outside IR35. Sounds like a proper abdication of responsibility by the client.
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    All my Amazon deliveries go to my local...

    All my Amazon deliveries go to my local convenience store-cum-post office. Saves me being in and means I'm not gambling on them leaving it in a bin.
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    It turns out that Wuhan corona virus isn't a...

    It turns out that Wuhan corona virus isn't a catchy name. It will now be known as Kung Flu.
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    Depends - can an agent provide that service...

    Depends - can an agent provide that service (staged delivery contract).
  9. Option 3) Go in at 5k for each 100k the house is...

    Option 3) Go in at 5k for each 100k the house is worth less than option 2.
    Settle for a bit less than option 2 as your firmed up offer subject to survey and agree any remedial work as part of the...
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    IR35 Good News at last

    Hearing of one big player (no names due to them being potentially spammed by agencies) in the insurance market looking at implementing BYOD for contractors as part of leading them towards an outside...
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    "Use of Equipment While the provision of...

    "Use of Equipment

    While the provision of certain vital client equipment is a given, using client laptops, mobile phones and cars, suggests that a working arrangement is perhaps more suited to that...
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    Your subtitle claims that you're potty-trained. I...

    Your subtitle claims that you're potty-trained. I highly doubt it given the amount that you've shat on the keyboard recently.
  13. Hate to break it, you weren't invited. :p

    Hate to break it, you weren't invited. :p
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    Grass em up, drag them down with you. HTHBIDI

    Grass em up, drag them down with you. HTHBIDI
  15. Bit of a tangent, but I'm retiring here: 5...

    Bit of a tangent, but I'm retiring here: 5 bedroom penthouse for sale in Headland Road, 15 Azure, Headland Road, Newquay, Newquay, TR7

    I hope. :D
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    https://media2.giphy.com/media/T7j5439wv9iq4/giphy...

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/T7j5439wv9iq4/giphy.gif
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    Jeepers, that's a very good offer.

    Jeepers, that's a very good offer.
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    Yep. Stage one has begun. Big Four feather their...

    Yep. Stage one has begun. Big Four feather their nests by steering IR35 determination in their favour. Stage two comes as ClientCo go apetulip at the lack of pace of delivery compared to the cost...
  19. Thought for the day: If I were still a...

    Thought for the day: If I were still a contractor, I'd happily pay some else 3 days of rate to come in and get up to speed and then an extra day to do the work on Friday while I'm off playing golf. 4...
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    We were talking about this the other day - it's...

    We were talking about this the other day - it's going to be scary when someone creates a RBAR processing routine that smashes a server and takes £3,000 to complete instead of £3!!!

    Potentially...
  21. Not really; while I understand your sentiment,...

    Not really; while I understand your sentiment, this seems a genuine question with an action to follow - following a course of action based on advice (rather than experience or actual knowledge) seems...
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    Your company is the name they want? For example,...

    Your company is the name they want? For example, AutoTrader.co.uk and AutoTrader.com are two entirely different organisations on opposite sides of the Atlantic. The Dutch and South African sites are...
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    Nah, they're the wurst.

    Nah, they're the wurst.
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    Is the right answer.

    Is the right answer.
  25. IANAL but I'd be asking a professional body like...

    IANAL but I'd be asking a professional body like QDOS rather than a bunch of charlatans off the internet.
  26. https://i.giphy.com/media/EhhCOk4IPX8oU/200.gif

    https://i.giphy.com/media/EhhCOk4IPX8oU/200.gif
  27. Politely explain that you were interested in the...

    Politely explain that you were interested in the property at the price at which it was originally advertised for sale.
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    A fair price is one that you are happy with - do...

    A fair price is one that you are happy with - do they expect you to stay on, or is it simply that they want your company brand name and website?
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    R for statisticians, Python for data scientists.

    R for statisticians, Python for data scientists.
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    Who's going to invade us? Merkel got a bit to...

    Who's going to invade us? Merkel got a bit to much of Adolf in her now we're not playing ball?

    We're fighting wars on a different playing field to 70 years ago.

    As for fighting wars without...
  31. I'm guessing that you gave up before the end?

    I'm guessing that you gave up before the end?
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    Sticky: Yep, but that sounds too much like a duck with no...

    Yep, but that sounds too much like a duck with no roof to its mouth.
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    suity says no....

    suity says no....
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    Sticky: OMG, XYZ building in Spinningfields does an...

    OMG, XYZ building in Spinningfields does an awesome sausage and bacon "bap" in a brioche bun. Friday morning treat. :music:
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    The world's weakest espresso?

    The world's weakest espresso?
  36. Point 1 - they aren't your employer, they're your...

    Point 1 - they aren't your employer, they're your client. Employers employ employees, clients hire contractors. :)

    Point 2 - never trust a client, or at least have a small dose of paranoia; you...
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    Sticky: Two top tips: Best kebab in Manchester city...

    Two top tips:

    Best kebab in Manchester city centre - Istanbul Grill on Bridge Street

    One of the best coffee shops in MCR central - Grindsmith, near enough opposite Istanbul Grill.
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    Your logic is as follows: I've never worked at...

    Your logic is as follows:

    I've never worked at a client that uses cloud tech therefore all new gigs advertising cloud tech being used are bogus.

    It's almost like you've got Wilmslow as a...
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    Perhaps firms running scrum and kanban...

    Perhaps firms running scrum and kanban methodologies realise that you don't need project managers and there's an increase in scrum masters and product owners.
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    I'm following that example. Jog on cockwomble.

    I'm following that example. Jog on cockwomble.
  41. FTFY ;)

    FTFY ;)
  42. Depends what you want out of life. 1995 Darwin...

    Depends what you want out of life. 1995 Darwin Award: JATO Rocket Car
  43. I think it's as useful as a client is transparent...

    I think it's as useful as a client is transparent about the actual answers input into the CEST tool.
    While an agent may steer them towards an outside IR35 answer for RoS, for example, whether that...
  44. This thread needs greenlake!!!

    This thread needs greenlake!!!
  45. Perhaps the punting for business model needs to...

    Perhaps the punting for business model needs to change - if you are a consultancy, don't punt against cheaper contractors, punt against larger more expensive consultancies instead.

    I now work for...
  46. You missed the extinction protests then?

    You missed the extinction protests then?
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    Mods are meant to lead by example. I'm following...

    Mods are meant to lead by example. I'm following their example. Nuff said.
  48. Thread: Apple TV

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    Bought a laptop from ebuyer for £279 running...

    Bought a laptop from ebuyer for £279 running Windows XP back in 2009, still running now.
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    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/original/000/8...

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    Not really. It's a business transaction in the...

    Not really. It's a business transaction in the world's oldest industry.
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