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    Of course, I didn't say they were, I stated my...

    Of course, I didn't say they were, I stated my experience.

    What type of work do you do?

    My contracts are all on site (bar some side contracts for old clients) and I've worked with hundreds of...
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    While this is clearly true, I wonder how many...

    While this is clearly true, I wonder how many places would let u BYOD (and connect to their network)

    Nowhere I've worked thats for sure.
  3. 1) In reality, they don't even need a reason....

    1) In reality, they don't even need a reason. Most of our contracts are effectively zero notice, no work, no pay.

    2) You have annoyed their client, and potentially jeopardized their...
  4. Not sure what that has to do with anything. ...

    Not sure what that has to do with anything.

    End client to consultancy: Get Sleepy off this project
    Consultancy to Agent: we are cancelling Sleepys contract

    The end
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    +1 for Starling. I have my main personal...

    +1 for Starling.

    I have my main personal current account with them as well fwiw.
  6. Yes, and yes. There are other scenarios to...

    Yes, and yes.

    There are other scenarios to consider though.

    £500 is to entice you to go with them as they know there is another agent involved. Much later in the process, the rate on offer...
  7. Thread: IR35 Shuttle Bus

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    So the bus IS an IR35 indicator?

    So the bus IS an IR35 indicator?
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    There are a large number of contractors who treat...

    There are a large number of contractors who treat contracting as "just a job", and that's where this attitude comes from I think.

    They have had lots of contracts that just proceed and conclude...
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    :laugh

    :laugh
  10. Thread: Boom time!

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    Boom time!

    6 month extension to end of the year!

    Hi ho, hi ho!
  11. Come again?

    Come again?
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    It can be a shock to the system if you've not...

    It can be a shock to the system if you've not experienced it.

    Not quite the same, as my previous contract had came to a natural end, but for me I had a contract cancelled 3 days before due to...
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    Contractor for life! :wave:

    Contractor for life! :wave:
  14. This might be the most succinct description of...

    This might be the most succinct description of why I started contracting (and continue to contract).
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    :music:

    :music:
  16. Well sure, but I probably wouldn't ask that in a...

    Well sure, but I probably wouldn't ask that in a contractor interview, more likely to query things like that after offer.
  17. I'm not sure how much more you can do than ask...

    I'm not sure how much more you can do than ask the agent where a role will be located before a telephone interview, which I'm sure you did, so I can understand how pissed off you must feel.

    Did...
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    Way to contradict yourself one sentence later!...

    Way to contradict yourself one sentence later! :smile

    I agree with the first, but wouldn't do the second for fear of 1).
  19. I'd be pretty pissed off too that it took til the...

    I'd be pretty pissed off too that it took til the working day before to find that out.

    How exactly did the agent come to tell you it was in a different location? eg. did they find out late...
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    Tyrion on the throne, he's been playing the long...

    Tyrion on the throne, he's been playing the long game
  21. Thread: Metro bank

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    That's not going to happen though is it.

    That's not going to happen though is it.
  22. Thread: Boomed

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    :laugh

    :laugh
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    My shortest have been 4 and 6 months. My...

    My shortest have been 4 and 6 months.

    My longest continuous 2.5 years. Most of my contracts have been over a year
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    Just because they all have contracts doesn't mean...

    Just because they all have contracts doesn't mean the contracts are exactly the same.

    FWIW, you could have a contract like that. But you probably don't (like {some large number}% of all our...
  25. Thread: Violated

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    First time this was asked of me was over Office...

    First time this was asked of me was over Office Communicator, as the guy was WFH.

    was glad for the breathing space to compose a sensible reply
  26. Sticky: got it, ta, and unchecked!

    got it, ta, and unchecked!
  27. Sticky: Can't see it on either. Do you mean the My...

    Can't see it on either.

    Do you mean the My Account page?
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    I’d hate to see how big your post is if something...

    I’d hate to see how big your post is if something really bad happened.

    Just a minor communications issue/assumption you’d be happy to stay.
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    I bet the terms and conditions are meaningless on...

    I bet the terms and conditions are meaningless on these 2 points.

    Crazy situation to get into, but yes, hindsight is a wonderful thing!
  30. Thread: FTCs

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    Permie money, for a short period? meh. But...

    Permie money, for a short period? meh.

    But this would be the only type of reason I would maybe consider a FTC, and it would only be as a last resort. I'd have to be getting something else...
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    You've put in some effort to try and figure out...

    You've put in some effort to try and figure out the necessary calculations which is good, and I'll leave it to others to point out any issues.

    But...... why Holland? Why rush?

    Why not try and...
  32. drip...

    drip...
  33. Quote them a rate, and if they don't like it, see...

    Quote them a rate, and if they don't like it, see if they counter offer - you are over thinking it with talk of ranges and offending them.

    You should have a good idea of your market value if an...
  34. despite my previous post, SimonMac has reminded...

    despite my previous post, SimonMac has reminded me that I have witnessed 1 person receive notice period payment, and that was when they were let go for being rubbish at their job. And I think it was...
  35. FWIW, you won't be the first, nor the last caught...

    FWIW, you won't be the first, nor the last caught by this.

    If NLUK seems troll like to you, it's only because it's the {n}th time he's seen this/similar style posts where an OP is completely...
  36. Moved to them within last year, no issues so far....

    Moved to them within last year, no issues so far.

    I believe they have recently enabled FreeAgent integration, but haven't used it myself yet.
  37. Probably the number 1 misunderstanding by people...

    Probably the number 1 misunderstanding by people new to contracting (some might even be years into contracting before finding this out I guess)

    While it has the same name, it is just not the same...
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    If everything had went fine, and you'd been paid...

    If everything had went fine, and you'd been paid everything on time, you'd have been left with 0% equity and got nothing else. Why would you agree to that?

    Something doesn't add up.
  39. It's not a stunt if it's a published part of the...

    It's not a stunt if it's a published part of the process though is it?
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    £7.5k for 100 days work, and no equity? You’re...

    £7.5k for 100 days work, and no equity?

    You’re an idiot, and your brother is an arsehole.

    Oh you meant what to do next? Fook knows.
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    Sticky: Depends what you mean by temporarily. It might...

    Depends what you mean by temporarily.

    It might be the case you should get a permie role, and stick with it for a few years to both build up your war chest, and potentially re-train/move sideways...
  42. There are many things we can get annoyed with...

    There are many things we can get annoyed with agents for - putting you forward for multiple roles is not one of them - use a bit a of common sense eh?
  43. :laugh

    :laugh
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    Why aren't the end client paying for the trip?

    Why aren't the end client paying for the trip?
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    [QUOTE=DeludedKitten;2639482] I believe the...

    I believe the point he is making is that this should be enough to stop HSBC blanket assessing everyone as it may lead to employment claims.
  46. Contracting is not for the faint hearted, maybe...

    Contracting is not for the faint hearted, maybe it just isn't for you - and that's not meant to be rude, or negative.

    It's been the best decision I ever maybe work-wise, but equally, you'll find...
  47. FWIW, my agent will send multiple reminders to me...

    FWIW, my agent will send multiple reminders to me with increasing font size and red text to remind me to send them things they need to do their work on time.

    However once my accounts/vat/personal...
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    It’s a great way to pay off your mortgage super...

    It’s a great way to pay off your mortgage super quickly
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    Dear god, to put it bluntly, they might not have...

    Dear god, to put it bluntly, they might not have saw you coming, but once you bent over, they've been feasting ever since - what an absolute sh!t show!

    How much was the total £ for 50 hours, and...
  50. Yep.

    Yep.
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