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    Cleared on 3 out of 7 charges is almost a...

    Cleared on 3 out of 7 charges is almost a majority so they may invite him yet.........
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    OMG NorthernladUK, you sound like a benign...

    OMG NorthernladUK, you sound like a benign Uncle.....are you well?:eek

    Actually, OP you have (above) the best advice a timorous newbie could get. Easy for us to joke but not so easy being sole...
  3. Got it in one.....otherwise distractive madness...

    Got it in one.....otherwise distractive madness is your mistress.
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    Penitence? Good Catholics say Penance. The...

    Penitence? Good Catholics say Penance. The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled?....:ladybags:
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    "You will climb higher".....otherwise you are...

    "You will climb higher".....otherwise you are stuck at MI analyst as far as the recruiters (or their software) can read a CV.
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    More like Rockers or Rocky Horror Mods!

    More like Rockers or Rocky Horror Mods!
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    Odd, perhaps, not not much odder than somebody...

    Odd, perhaps, not not much odder than somebody who claims long contracting experience seeking the advice of strangers on whether he is contracted!
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    Beautifully put.....!:smile

    Beautifully put.....!:smile
  9. Thread: Help needed!

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    Limited Companies do not have 'employee'...

    Limited Companies do not have 'employee' rights.:glasses
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    It's been a long thread so excuse me please, but...

    It's been a long thread so excuse me please, but are we saying you never go to the pub or is it one of the county council sort of places where, when they go, they cheese real drinkers off by queuing...
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    Bas and Sib are entitled to a personal life and...

    Bas and Sib are entitled to a personal life and not all scenes have been broadcast!
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    "(even if they couldn't due to budget or simply...

    "(even if they couldn't due to budget or simply not enough work to justify)" Good job some of your clients are polite then 'cos the truth might be more than you could bear.
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    As Sybil told Basil, Don't be an a£$" all your...

    As Sybil told Basil, Don't be an a£$" all your life, take a day off!
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    God Bless you Sir! A little more of that spirit...

    God Bless you Sir! A little more of that spirit and hiring contractors would be less reprehensible than many managers believe it is!
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    As the sensible ones have said, you don't want to...

    As the sensible ones have said, you don't want to start a storm in a teacup. However, without getting stroppy, you are a business too, with commitments, just like the client and the agency. If the...
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    Sounds good but: "We have to presume that the OP...

    Sounds good but: "We have to presume that the OP read their contract and understands it. " in this forum?
    AND in all your many years of contracting how many cases have you encountered where a " good...
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    You have been given some good advice and this is...

    You have been given some good advice and this is superfluous but, I'm in the mood, so here are two questions to ask yourself:
    1) Am I running a business or an auction?

    2) When my client co/agent...
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    I have heard some wild, yet verified, stories but...

    I have heard some wild, yet verified, stories but even US firms don't stretch contract terms to agencies beyond 60 days. Never heard of quarterly terms by a company using European based agencies!
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    I know you understood the irony and that you have...

    I know you understood the irony and that you have a mission to educate the uninitiated, Great Guru!:)
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    So, do away with the wastrels, apply to the...

    So, do away with the wastrels, apply to the clientco directly. You should go down a storm, not many contractors do the research you have done, do they?
  21. Thread: Vivid Resourcing

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    You may have time on your hands Sue...

    You may have time on your hands Sue Ellen.....have the good grace to accept an apology without going on and on............and on:happy
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    Aw Come on! You have been here 10+years and never...

    Aw Come on! You have been here 10+years and never started the naturalisation process? It has mattered more and more each year you have been here and should have been a priority for you if you want to...
  23. Thread: Vivid Resourcing

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    The confusion is sad especially for one or two of...

    The confusion is sad especially for one or two of us who think (most) individuals contract to improve their take home pay. Yes, there are many who could not get passed HR and others who had to start...
  24. Thread: Vivid Resourcing

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    If you think of the spirit of the law that...

    If you think of the spirit of the law that created the 'umbrella', I think that's what HMRC would describe as having your cake and eating it.
  25. Thread: Vivid Resourcing

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    You are not bending the law to suit your...

    You are not bending the law to suit your assertions are you, SueEllen? Canvassing a company is not an offence is it? Individuals answer a company number on behalf of the company not themselves. Any...
  26. Thread: Vivid Resourcing

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    Have a Snickers.....you're not yourself until...

    Have a Snickers.....you're not yourself until you've had a Snickers!
  27. Thread: Vivid Resourcing

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    Your given ref point provides limited info and I...

    Your given ref point provides limited info and I have not delved further. However, I wonder if the principle of harassment can be applied in a B2B situation. As a contractor you are either a business...
  28. Exactly. Are you sympathetic to anyone else's tax...

    Exactly. Are you sympathetic to anyone else's tax avoidance issues (if you do not share those issues)? All you do is drive a little wedge, bone of contention, irritating itch into your...
  29. Too right, MF. These are the same contractors who...

    Too right, MF. These are the same contractors who would not dream of questioning Starbucks, M&S, Tesco, Thomas Cook or any other supplier's margin.....go figure!
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    As a matter of curiousity what will you do if...

    As a matter of curiousity what will you do if they pay the invoiced amount less the £70+8.5% statutory interest?
  31. Bearded ladies are acceptable these days even as...

    Bearded ladies are acceptable these days even as brides in church but these 'unconventional' haircuts can mean the difference between being in the breadbasket or on the breadline!:laugh
  32. Thread: Agency behaviour

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    Except "Candidate attends interview. Client is...

    Except "Candidate attends interview. Client is impressed. Candidate reveals what his agreed rate with the client. Client jaws hit the ground when he realises the markup.

    Client phones Agent "We...
  33. Thread: Agency behaviour

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    Sorry Debz but the reply above says it all. Why...

    Sorry Debz but the reply above says it all. Why should the basic psychological reaction of the client/agency be any different to your own?

    Boot on other foot: Agency says, sorry but since we...
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    ""I get that however unfortunately I don't know...

    ""I get that however unfortunately I don't know the full t's & c's of all the small print on my contract which is why I leave that to the professionals when I get my contract reviewed."

    Just as...
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    What's the problem?

    In common with most northern dwelling westerners we spend a fortune to holiday in hot climes. What is the panic about? Tourist prices will drop, the Germans will bask in Switzerland leaving the Med...
  36. At first I thought this was a joke/troll post...

    At first I thought this was a joke/troll post but????? How long have you been contracting and you are still doing favours? Oh by the way, any properly switched on (no pun intended) site would also...
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    Yup. Could be on thing today and another...

    Yup. Could be on thing today and another tomorrow...... black is white and white is black according to the situation in hand. I think George Orwell called it Agency Speak!
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    So the agent had not discussed this with the...

    So the agent had not discussed this with the client but he hoped to curry favour by saying " I can lend you a consultant to help you scope your requirements' The client was amused and sought to have...
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    Actually TF you are on safe ground here. The...

    Actually TF you are on safe ground here. The agencies are going to come unstuck in Court because the interpretation will hinge on the 'Spirit' rather than the 'Letter' of the law and we all know this...
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    Actually TF you are on safe ground here. The...

    Actually TF you are on safe ground here. The agencies are going to come unstuck in Court because the interpretation will hinge on the 'Spirit' rather than the 'Letter' of the law and we all know this...
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    But the OP was not the subject of the...

    But the OP was not the subject of the enquiry.........they were investigating his friend. "I told them several things about his past that would likely put off a potential employer" but the friend was...
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    Poor class tottie if it takes them all of 20...

    Poor class tottie if it takes them all of 20 minutes to suss you out and put you down!
  43. Thread: Company phone

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    Like the white van/pickup man who offers to fix...

    Like the white van/pickup man who offers to fix your drive/roof/garden?:tumble:
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    You have been reading some poor quality spy...

    You have been reading some poor quality spy stories! Potential blackmailers are a very small threat. Serial deceivers are much a bigger risk! It is whether you are an adulterer rather than whether...
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    But you are advocating consideration for the...

    But you are advocating consideration for the other party. My My! Is that really British, these days? Aren't we all supposed to just look after number one and bend the rules every time so they suit us?
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    Probably why the banks traditionally time their...

    Probably why the banks traditionally time their cuts in contractor rates for December!
  47. Thread: Company phone

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    Question: PAYG???? Really guys? We try to...

    Question: PAYG???? Really guys? We try to convince HMRC we are in business in our own right and we use itinerant/spy/adulterer phones? What tribunal Wig is going to credit any company of no fixed...
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    In slightly different words, from time to time...

    In slightly different words, from time to time and agency to agency, but a standard exclusion clause all the same. Usually found in the main body of a contract and then over-ridden by side letter or...
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    How come he was cleared when you back bit him....

    How come he was cleared when you back bit him. Did they not believe you?
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    Ouch!

    Ouch!
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