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  1. You'd better. It's no joke being on the bench...

    You'd better. It's no joke being on the bench these days. I miss the days of simply worrying because the pimps weren't calling. Now the pimps aren't calling, the whole family is at home all day and...
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    I'm seeing the same roles going up day after day...

    I'm seeing the same roles going up day after day that my CV has already been sent off for. When I call the agent to ask what's going on, they say the role has been pulled. Then I see the same ad...
  3. Funny how that video simultaneously spreads the...

    Funny how that video simultaneously spreads the rumours while criticising other people for spreading the rumours.
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    Especially the part where the laundry list is...

    Especially the part where the laundry list is headed by "The post holder must be able to"
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    I'm not so sure that I agree with the idea that...

    I'm not so sure that I agree with the idea that this lockdown is going to continue forever and decimate the economy. I think we are forgetting that as people get the virus and recover, lock down...
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    Just got back from my local Tesco. They were...

    Just got back from my local Tesco. They were letting people in in groups of about 15 every 10 minutes so it was calm inside. They only gave out small carts as well. They had everything but UHT...
  7. You should be able to do that in one day

    Another one from Job Serve today. Read all the way to the end....


    PowerBI consultant required to implement a PowerBI infrastructure to replace a complex system of excel spreadsheets that has...
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    "Internship" or Exploitation?

    This is currently up on Jobserve. Spoiler, it pays 18k a year as an inside IR35 contract with a list of requirements as long as your arm.
    Piss off University of London!...
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    Before all this started I bought a bread machine...

    Before all this started I bought a bread machine because I've been wanting one for a while. Once I saw how much flour I was going through I bought a few extra bags so I am the original hoarder. ...
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    That sucks!

    That sucks!
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    I ordered some sourdough starter from ebay and...

    I ordered some sourdough starter from ebay and now I've got tons of the stuff. Makes fantastic bread although I've been adding yeast as well.

    Seems like I've seen online that you can make your...
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    That's interesting! My only concern is that...

    That's interesting! My only concern is that remote working can't go on forever.
  13. I live in Richmond and was actually in Bushy Park...

    I live in Richmond and was actually in Bushy Park on Saturday, which was then featured on the national news as a bad example. As you said, the exits were pinch points and that's where they chose to...
  14. Thread: Waitrose

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    Huh? All I see on the internet is people falling...

    Huh? All I see on the internet is people falling all over themselves to deliver food to the vulnerable. There's Nextdoor groups and whatsapp groups and FaceBook groups and on and on. We even got a...
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    Interesting bit added to the end of the latest...

    Interesting bit added to the end of the latest email from my accountant:
    "At this time of uncertainty, we appreciate that this could be a very difficult time for many of you. Therefore, we would...
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    Had a really great second interview the other day...

    Had a really great second interview the other day and then the hiring was cancelled. I have a habit of noting the job server reference so I can refer to the position later if needed, and lately...
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    La de da, you've got someone else to do your...

    La de da, you've got someone else to do your releases for you. In real agile, every team member is releasing all the time, every time they commit to git.
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    Is it just me, or has there been complete radio...

    Is it just me, or has there been complete radio silence from recruiters in the last few days? Last week, things were looking up and I was getting calls and my CV was getting sent out. Now there is...
  19. I guess it could be worse, like panic buying at...

    I guess it could be worse, like panic buying at the gun shop in the US.

    I've always heard a statistic that the average person in the UK has something like £300 in savings and will be homeless if...
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    I've noticed people on the next door app getting...

    I've noticed people on the next door app getting worried about freezers. Seems like a risky approach to me, one power cut and you've got a load of rotten food.
  21. Thread: "Bonus"

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    Funny that the client is flexible enough to do...

    Funny that the client is flexible enough to do crazy stuff like paying you 20 days in advance but unwilling to do the simple thing of just treating you like a contractor.
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    There must be a forum somewhere for pimps.

    There must be a forum somewhere for pimps.
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    Can you give more details on the free Azure subs?...

    Can you give more details on the free Azure subs? I'm learning Azure now and would love some more free Azure credits because I've already used my free trial.
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    Could be true, I've not really compared the...

    Could be true, I've not really compared the market over the years.

    Care to post a link then? Just a couple of mb of space, lets me point my domain name to them, runs a mail server to forward...
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    15 years ago I needed the same thing and went...

    15 years ago I needed the same thing and went with these guys
    ASP.NET hosting Cheap hosting Windows DotNetNuke host SQL WSS 2013 hosted web hoster VPS VDS free

    Pretty simple, $100 per year. I'm...
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    I'd imagine that if you are trying to convince a...

    I'd imagine that if you are trying to convince a company that has never used contractors before to suddenly start using one, the biggest challenge is going to be the rate, not IR35. If they are used...
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    Yesterday I got a text from my kid's school -...

    Yesterday I got a text from my kid's school - "Please check your email about the upcoming parent teacher conference"

    I check my email, it says "please open the attached pdf for important...
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    Sticky: Get him a BBC microbit kit for about £20, it will...

    Get him a BBC microbit kit for about £20, it will make it a lot more fun to learn the basics.

    BBC micro:bit Starter Kit — Cool Components

    I've taught kids Python with these and it was big...
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    Slight hijack, but I guess this is as good a...

    Slight hijack, but I guess this is as good a place as any...

    What about Venturi? They seem to post two very similar roles up every day on jobserve but I rarely see anything else. They also...
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    Not tongue in cheek.

    Not tongue in cheek.
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    I'm voting with you on this and I've always been...

    I'm voting with you on this and I've always been mystified that people are calling agents out of the blue. For exactly the reasons you list.

    If they like my CV, they will call me.
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    Cornonavirus! Strong possibility that everything...

    Cornonavirus! Strong possibility that everything will shut down like Christmas for a few months.
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    In hindsight, maybe. It was still only month one...

    In hindsight, maybe. It was still only month one at that point. And the whole vibe was really not very nice.

    Whatever, no crying over spilt milk.
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    I'll sum it up because I'm sure the whole world...

    I'll sum it up because I'm sure the whole world isn't that interested in my hard time finding a contract. Roughly:
    --Turned down some low paying contracts early on because I wasn't hungry enough to...
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    What??? I thought those are the hottest skills...

    What??? I thought those are the hottest skills going and I see tons of contracts available for those every day. I must be missing something.

    What dev skills are you missing? CI/CD? Python?
  36. I'm a US citizen and have been running my own...

    I'm a US citizen and have been running my own limited company for years. However, I can't give advice because I don't even pretend to know about tax law and leave it up to my accountants. That said,...
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    They made it clear that they were going to tell...

    They made it clear that they were going to tell me what to do and how to do it, and exactly what hours my bum needed to be on a seat in their 1970's office.

    Why is tens of thousands so...
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    Totally agree, so much so that I actually drove...

    Totally agree, so much so that I actually drove 40 minutes to attend the interview. If the client had behaved better I would be there today and had tens of thousands more in my pocket than I do...
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    Is the alternative to be on the bench? Don't...

    Is the alternative to be on the bench?

    Don't forget that the contract market is decimated. There's hardly any contracts out there and there's tons of competition. You could easily be looking...
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    Thanks, I have heard of Google.

    Thanks, I have heard of Google.
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    Dodgy Lawyers and the Party Wall Act

    My neighbours are planning to build an extension, the same house from an old thread. That's not important.

    My question is that after the plans were published on the council website, I have...
  42. Just in case anyone is bored and will read...

    Just in case anyone is bored and will read anything, I'll update what actually happened:

    The neighbours indeed wanted to move back in and make a huge extension completely blocking all of our...
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    I'd suggest that you just download the normal...

    I'd suggest that you just download the normal raspbian OS and start from there. That should allow you to just plug in a hdmi monitor, a usb mouse and keyboard and away you go. It's not very hard to...
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    Funny that Jobserve has just done a redesign of...

    Funny that Jobserve has just done a redesign of most screens but as far as I can tell hasn't made any changes to accomodate these new terms. Might be nice to have the IR35 status as part of the...
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    PM me for an Azure role at £300 per day inside

    PM me for an Azure role at £300 per day inside
  46. Makes sense, you can't go around promising action...

    Makes sense, you can't go around promising action on climate change and then do the opposite:

    Boris Johnson has promised “urgent action” on the climate crisis, taking personal leadership of this...
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    Sure, here's the best instructions we found: ...

    Sure, here's the best instructions we found:

    Raspberry Pi Minecraft Server Setup Script w/ Startup Service

    At first we tried the install with just an SD card and it was unusable. Then we...
  48. I find that Jobserve is really the only one worth...

    I find that Jobserve is really the only one worth looking at if you want to scroll through actual job postings.

    There's a bunch of secondary ones that I usually just make sure my CV is loaded...
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    I waited until today because I heard face masks...

    I waited until today because I heard face masks didn't make all that difference and figured there was an ethical issue with people like me buying boxes of face masks and letting them sit around when...
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    Just went shopping for both, empty shelves.

    Just went shopping for both, empty shelves.
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