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    The Cure......

    The Cure......
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    Do you know what - never had Lava bread......

    Do you know what - never had Lava bread......
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    You do know I aint doing it, don't you?

    You do know I aint doing it, don't you?
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    PCs new role - No more JSA

    1st line to work for a local authority. THIS ROLE LIES INSIDE IR35, you will have to operate via an Umbrella solution to which we can help set up.

    This role is working in Rhondda, Wales.

    This...
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    Proper tickets fella..... My 6 year old loves...

    Proper tickets fella.....

    My 6 year old loves basil brush....
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    Ha ha - probably spot on. And thats just Mrs PC....

    Ha ha - probably spot on. And thats just Mrs PC.

    The "conditions" take some getting used to. Toilets especially. We are "lucky" enough to be in the Disabled camping field so its a bit better....
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    This time next week....

    Glastonbury !!!!!!

    Deffo no Stormzy or any sort of dance music.....

    Lots of Basil Brush...
  8. Thread: Burnout

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    Never ceases to amaze me how contractors work and...

    Never ceases to amaze me how contractors work and work and don't have holidays.....

    You're a long time dead fellas. Your kids won't remember that Dad worked really hard and earned a shed load of...
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    Its the "WANTED: Van driver. Must have experience...

    Its the "WANTED: Van driver. Must have experience of driving red vans" thing again....

    I think there is mindset with some clients that "Im paying a shedload here I want someone with ALL the skills...
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    In the city you mean...

    In the city you mean...
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    You'd miss me if I didn't....

    You'd miss me if I didn't....
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    and expenses for attending an interview as a...

    and expenses for attending an interview as a contractor. Never seen that before ever....
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    Got to agree with ladymuch and others here....

    Got to agree with ladymuch and others here. Nothing too much out of the norm here....

    Agencies and clients can be a bunch of cocks. Learn to live with it.....
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    selling what?

    selling what?
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    so what did the dress code entail?

    so what did the dress code entail?
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    yeh I would....

    yeh I would....
  17. Thread: Burnout

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    Get a gig in the public sector - it'll be like a...

    Get a gig in the public sector - it'll be like a holiday :-)
  18. Client and agency in "couldn't organise a piss up...

    Client and agency in "couldn't organise a piss up in a brewery" shocker
  19. No I think hes saying when clients give notice...

    No I think hes saying when clients give notice its considered OK and part of the game. When contractors give notice its frowned upon.
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    James - I'm sure you are Old Gregs sockie..... ...

    James - I'm sure you are Old Gregs sockie.....

    As I always tell NLUK - if it makes you happy to believe these things, then who am I to take away you're fun.
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    I had 8 people from an offshore company doing a...

    I had 8 people from an offshore company doing a phone interview. All 8 of them were asking stupid questions. Like "In solaris 8 what is xyz?" (we're on Solaris 11 these days). This was supposed to...
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    Stupidest interview I ever had they had a list of...

    Stupidest interview I ever had they had a list of (cant remember now) 50 questions split into 5 categories.

    One category I made no claim on my CV to have ANY knowledge of and they knew that. I did...
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    Best gigs always have the shortest interview...

    Best gigs always have the shortest interview process...
    My best gigs inc this one have been 10 min chats in the canteen.

    Worse ones are when you've got a panel of 5-6 offshore people on a phone...
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    Why shouldnt you wear Russian boxer shorts? ...

    Why shouldnt you wear Russian boxer shorts?

    Cos chernobyl fall out.... boom boom....
  25. Hmm. Client asks you to work and you do so...

    Hmm. Client asks you to work and you do so without getting confirmation that you'll get paid or its authorised. Oh dear they saw you coming.....

    Very poor by client as well because it sounds like...
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    IPSE will give you notice period up to £1000. In...

    IPSE will give you notice period up to £1000. In my case, one day notice so I got one days payment is all.
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    But how are you going to know this? All you see...

    But how are you going to know this? All you see is the contract with the agency. They're not going to tell you its not signed off at client end.

    I've had a gig cancelled at 3pm on a friday before...
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    Find the best bogs for long sessions...

    Find the best bogs for long sessions...
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    Which part of wales? 1. Pros - I'll be back...

    Which part of wales?

    1. Pros - I'll be back thursday night.
    2. More sheep to go around.
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    Mobile data allowances can be used in Spain since...

    Mobile data allowances can be used in Spain since a year or so ago. I'll be around.
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    Ha ha I wont google it.

    Ha ha I wont google it.
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    Nah they changed that years ago so you're allowed...

    Nah they changed that years ago so you're allowed a holiday in the EU...

    When I did claim a few years back, I did go to Florida and, you'll be pleased to hear I did own up. Lost two weeks JSA.
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    Spain next week

    Yay.....

    Positives:-

    1. I'm not in the office.
    2. I'm still billing (they owe me loads of time).
    3. I aint paying for accomodation - BIL owns a place out there.
    4. I'm missing my brothers...
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    I've had two contracts eaxctly 2 years 5 months....

    I've had two contracts eaxctly 2 years 5 months. Current one is now 2 years and 1 month. Yes I'm not a proper contractor ;-)

    I've found the length of the contract is largely out of your hands...
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    How do they know where you got the money from...

    How do they know where you got the money from though? And why should they care?
  36. CUK contractors think they are mega important and...

    CUK contractors think they are mega important and everyone else works in 1st line desktop support. I think its to make themselves feel important.
  37. Same as when I keep quiet about the tenners I get...

    Same as when I keep quiet about the tenners I get paid in cash for the handies I offer round the back of the Job Centre.
  38. Ha ha you'd love that NLUK. Sadly I didn't do...

    Ha ha you'd love that NLUK. Sadly I didn't do anything like that. Sorry to disappoint.
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    To be fair I didn't start the thread..... I'll...

    To be fair I didn't start the thread.....

    I'll probably never stop though. I guess neither will you lot though.
  40. Easy enough to send invoice to agency etc. Small...

    Easy enough to send invoice to agency etc. Small claims if you're so inclined.

    Actually, dont IPSE cover for things like this as well? I remember claiming one day off them once (notice period was...
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    My Jeremy Kyle show guest compo money....

    My Jeremy Kyle show guest compo money....
  42. Now I see what people are saying but imagine if...

    Now I see what people are saying but imagine if it was the other way around.

    We get people on here moaning when contractors give notice anyway. Imagine, as a contractor, strolling into client and...
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    Usually I just wear my Elephant pants to work one...

    Usually I just wear my Elephant pants to work one day and thats the end of that.
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    Do you mean paying NI which enables you to claim...

    Do you mean paying NI which enables you to claim (legally) JSA?
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    Always been the case since Day 1 though for...

    Always been the case since Day 1 though for contracting...
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    Yeh right ok mate. Never done 1st line support in...

    Yeh right ok mate. Never done 1st line support in my life....

    Who am I to spoil your fun? ;-)
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    Well in April 2017 my PS client thought that and...

    Well in April 2017 my PS client thought that and all the contractors left leaving them right up the creek.

    They weren't happy but had to hike rates by 35%.

    OK. Maybe easier with PS money to do...
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    What a load of tosh.....

    What a load of tosh.....
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    Agreed. Because you can't claim expenses if they...

    Agreed. Because you can't claim expenses if they are significant it makes more of a difference.
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    Nah I reckon 35% at least.

    Nah I reckon 35% at least.
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