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    I received an email from my dentist practice. In...

    I received an email from my dentist practice. In short, this is what they said:

    - appointments for minor jobs (dental hygiene, consultations, dental x-rays,....) are still on
    - appointments for...
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    Passed in front of a M&S and later in front of a...

    Passed in front of a M&S and later in front of a waitrose last weekend. Full of old people. Fooking boomers, they have it coming ;)
  3. Thread: Waitrose

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    given the average waitrose customer is an old...

    given the average waitrose customer is an old tory bastard, how can you expect any intelligence from them?
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    Desperate times call for desperate measures....

    Desperate times call for desperate measures. Pursue permanent opportunities too if they are available, then jump ship in 6 months when hopefully the general situation is in a better place.
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    man, kids are just assholes

    man, kids are just assholes
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    It's not preferable if you are a scumbag tax...

    It's not preferable if you are a scumbag tax avoider.
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    Nothing is going to change. Clients have already...

    Nothing is going to change. Clients have already done their assessments so they're not going to undo anything, especially because the ir35 reform is just pushed back 1 year, it's not getting...
  8. Thread: I got one...

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    I've got a few big supermarkets all walking...

    I've got a few big supermarkets all walking distance so I went to the bigger one (Sainsbury's) on Sunday and got most of what I needed for at least a week.

    People keep saying the shelves are empty...
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    A reliable source told me this about an old...

    A reliable source told me this about an old client of mine: this client (banking) did the usual blanket assessment and put everyone inside ir35. Some of contractors left, some stayed and agreed to...
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    I think the virus stuff is going to open up a lot...

    I think the virus stuff is going to open up a lot of opportunities, especially in the future.

    Clients are seeing that most of the jobs can be done remotely with minimal problems, I think this will...
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    And they can keep doing so because most...

    And they can keep doing so because most contractors are keeping their heads down and accepting the terms.

    Unfortunately, it takes 2 to tango.
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    wait, how do you think a bidet is used? you...

    wait, how do you think a bidet is used?

    you wipe your arse with loo roll and THEN you wash your arse in the bidet to reach perfect clean and fresh state. or do you think you can skip the wiping...
  13. Exactly. In my contracting career I've never had...

    Exactly. In my contracting career I've never had to print my timesheet and get the physical signature. Always done online.

    I guess print&chase&sign is still common at smaller clients.
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    When you're queueing make sure you stay 1-2...

    When you're queueing make sure you stay 1-2 metres apart from each other, it's the safety distance to avoid getting the virus.

    Like the bunch of softies that you are, chances are you all gonna...
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    I wouldn't go visit her if I were you. What if...

    I wouldn't go visit her if I were you. What if you are unknowingly carrying corona virus and infect her? How would you live with yourself knowing you might have killed mommy?
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    Close to a graveyard. Just to get used to what's...

    Close to a graveyard. Just to get used to what's coming.
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    Struck a nerve? Did some old bastards in your...

    Struck a nerve? Did some old bastards in your family catch the virus? Maybe go visit them and do us a favour, weako
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    Here it is, first old fart spotted :wave:

    Here it is, first old fart spotted :wave:
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    Spot on! The situation in general is absurd,...

    Spot on!

    The situation in general is absurd, but in the uk I don't think is as bad as it is in other countries yet.

    Was speaking with an italian colleague about this and he mentioned how all...
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    Let's hope things said in both articles are true....

    Let's hope things said in both articles are true. Old folks and people who have health issues (hence genetically weaker) are just a hindrance for any country.
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    The NHS shouldn't have any problems about...

    The NHS shouldn't have any problems about resources now that they're getting 350 millions every week, right? :music:
  22. I'm looking at this chap's linkedin profile as we...

    I'm looking at this chap's linkedin profile as we speak.

    In 12 years as a contractor, he only ever worked for 2 clients, both banks, with the longest stint being over 5 years.

    Permietractor...
  23. 100% agree with you. I'm still baffled about...

    100% agree with you.

    I'm still baffled about the horse meat lasagna scandal. Horse meat is so freaking delicious. Donkey meat even better.
  24. Same general principle: if you do your bit to...

    Same general principle: if you do your bit to improve the status of the environment, we will reward you.
    Or is it more convenient for you to consider the 2 cases differently?

    If, as you say,...
  25. If that's the case, I should have sued my ex...

    If that's the case, I should have sued my ex client co, whose cafe would charge me 20p less for a coffee if I brought my own reusable cup. Who are these assholes that want to save the world? Why can...
  26. so the answer is no, they did not dictate what...

    so the answer is no, they did not dictate what people can or cannot eat.
  27. wait, did the company say employees cannot eat...

    wait, did the company say employees cannot eat meat?
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    If it will become economically impossible to tour...

    If it will become economically impossible to tour in EU in the future, maybe musicians should change profession and start working in retail, farming and hospitality. Looks like these will be the only...
  29. Probably the government will slightly raise the...

    Probably the government will slightly raise the minimum wage and on the other hand will massively reduce/cut benefits and jsa.

    Unemployed will either start working or starve to death.
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    You have to pay all the expenses out of your own...

    You have to pay all the expenses out of your own pocket.

    As pointed out already, it's not the best time to go contracting but it still may make sense if you can find roles in your area where...
  31. must have struck the permietractor nerve, I see....

    must have struck the permietractor nerve, I see.

    <mod snip>
  32. Indeed. Must be one of the most unprofessional...

    Indeed. Must be one of the most unprofessional things I've heard of.
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    That's how berlusconi stayed in power in Italy...

    That's how berlusconi stayed in power in Italy for years and years. Take an electorate made of morons, and make it more stupid by drowning them with trash TV and newspapers.
  34. I thought all my colleagues contractors (10-15...

    I thought all my colleagues contractors (10-15 people) were going stay at current client and accept being rolled to inside ir35 BUT turns out 3 are now leaving: 2 of them have been here for less than...
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    Poll: The categories are all wrong should be less...

    The categories are all wrong

    should be

    less than 300
    300 to 399
    400 to 499
    500 to 599

    and so on.
  36. employers will offer no more than £25,600 because...

    employers will offer no more than £25,600 because that's exactly how low workers will be willing to take and will be needing in order to get a visa.
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    Infosys will sort it out soon, providing clients...

    Infosys will sort it out soon, providing clients with a "jack of all trades" bob, whom they will pay £25,600 per annum.
  38. Yep. I'd be very curious to hear what the...

    Yep.

    I'd be very curious to hear what the opinion of the brexiters bastards is about all these ministers and people in power with very exotic sounding names. I bet that would also be racist :p
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    OK maybe the uk isn't in all in great shape atm...

    OK maybe the uk isn't in all in great shape atm but at least now the NHS is 700 million richer, right?

    2nd transfer gone alright?
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    I don't blame them. It's the better option for...

    I don't blame them. It's the better option for the US hands down. Why would you not want to get a trade deal with the EU, giving you access to biggest economic block?

    The uk is quickly becoming...
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    I LOVE agile and scrum. There is so much time...

    I LOVE agile and scrum. There is so much time wasted with all those mostly useless meetings (sprint planning, daily stand ups, sprint review, and so on) that simple projects go on and on and on and...
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    do people still make phone calls? :eek:

    do people still make phone calls? :eek:
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    Maybe not all of the challenger banks can blame...

    Maybe not all of the challenger banks can blame it on brexit, but judging from what they wrote on their website this one did very much so.
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    and I'd be okay with that. my contractors...

    and I'd be okay with that.

    my contractors colleagues' working practices will be the same now and post-april. Also, such working practices are already the same as the ones for permanent staff, so...
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    Started a contract at the beginning of the year....

    Started a contract at the beginning of the year. Client proposed a 2 month contract until end of february because that's when the client is officially making the ir35 decision (unofficially, all...
  46. Thread: Free ports

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    And even if it was, the uk cannot do anything...

    And even if it was, the uk cannot do anything about it. Just hold its head down and take it
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    Never going to happen. But it would be useful...

    Never going to happen.

    But it would be useful for Scotland for when Ireland becomes re-united and Scotland becomes independent and is back in the EU.

    Come on clown, build us a bridge :yay:
  48. Thread: Brexit Fury

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    Why would the government care about fish? It does...

    Why would the government care about fish? It does not pair nicely with jam and biscuits. Useless in uk 2.0
  49. I agree with you, someone in the situation you've...

    I agree with you, someone in the situation you've described can never be 100% out of risk, although the risk as you said is way lower.

    And I'm sure there's a fair number of people in that...
  50. I feel like I'm 100% out of risk since I've been...

    I feel like I'm 100% out of risk since I've been working via umbrella.
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