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    Thanks Cojak. Must get my head around Linkedin at...

    Thanks Cojak. Must get my head around Linkedin at some point.
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    Thanks NL. Not new to contracting (16 years...

    Thanks NL. Not new to contracting (16 years now!!) but also not much of a "networker" either, and have been in last role for a few years. Looking for roles elsewhere now - something different...
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    New contracts

    Morning all. Just looking around for a new contract after a few years with my current client. Was wondering where which job aggregation sites you all use these days as neither Jobserve/Monster etc....
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    Started in 2000 but hadn't actually planned to go...

    Started in 2000 but hadn't actually planned to go contracting - in fact I hadn't even considered it. Was left out of a job after previous employer closed up shop and had my CV out at a few agencies,...
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    Domain Name Registration

    Morning all.

    Can anyone recommend a DNR / web hosting service? I've heard the likes of 1-2-3 and GD have had large network and security issues recently and was just looking for a view from other...
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    Mortgage advice

    Morning all.

    Looking at a potentially long term contract away from home and would like to sub-let my house, but without moving it to a proper buy to let mortgage. My current provider won't allow...
  7. Thread: going perm?

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    Just going through this myself. I went back with...

    Just going through this myself. I went back with 85k as base, and this is being considered.

    I don't care either way though to be honest - but am close to home and my current client co have a...
  8. Thread: Vindictive?

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    If it is the 4th time that you have explained,...

    If it is the 4th time that you have explained, then you are in danger of him becoming frustrated by your lack of ability to understand his needs or requirements.

    There are times as a contractor...
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    Actually, the single most important person who...

    Actually, the single most important person who should have know what you are entitled to in terms of weekend work is you. Most contracts state that additional days worked outside of standard need to...
  10. Why should it be a problem. Admit that due to the...

    Why should it be a problem. Admit that due to the haste required by the agency to submit a CV, and in your enthusiasm for the role - that you made a mistake. They will out of duty complete the...
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    I learnt Spanish from a Michel Thomas CD course...

    I learnt Spanish from a Michel Thomas CD course while commuting on a 2yr gig between the South Coast and West London.
  12. Nope not at all - flexibility is key in my arena....

    Nope not at all - flexibility is key in my arena.

    Such a shame that dicks like you are dragging down the boards with such childish postings.
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    Why bother continuing contracting? If you've...

    Why bother continuing contracting? If you've survived being in an office full of dead and decaying Black Death and Ebola victims then surely you'd be able to make more cash out of your use to...
  14. Can't be arsed to look at the job but am...

    Can't be arsed to look at the job but am wondering what your problem is here? Is it that you don't understand the role of a comms manager on a large and/or high profile project, or that it doesn't...
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    Depends. If they can't afford you because they...

    Depends. If they can't afford you because they have screwed up budgets and project/management costs then maybe. But probabaly not if it were me. If you've got another FT contract then this is simply...
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    10% commission on the total invoice value of the...

    10% commission on the total invoice value of the first piece of work for client "B". Unless you believe that "Mr A" will get you more work, then you should offer a discount on his future works,...
  17. Me also. I received £1670 and it was in my...

    Me also. I received £1670 and it was in my account 5 days after submitting my SA return.
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    Chill out mate. Since when did this become YOUR...

    Chill out mate. Since when did this become YOUR board? He's quite entitled to post whatever question he wants an answer to. Perhaps if you'd be more informative rather than reactive these boards...
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    If you want to do this work whilst working on...

    If you want to do this work whilst working on another contract, and you don't want either work stream to cross then you need to be stating terms for the part time piece very clearly - just like a...
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    Advertising on CUK - Choicepremier.com

    Seems a bit too complex for to me, and too dependent on Forex gains. Opinions?

    Choice Premier - Home
  21. Thread: SAP......

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    You could try to get access to the SAP IDES...

    You could try to get access to the SAP IDES (Internet Demonstration and Evaluation System) environment via a web portal, or you may be able to get it preconfigured as a VM/image on a HDD straight off...
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    I have been with Contractor Umbrella for a number...

    I have been with Contractor Umbrella for a number of years now. Customer service is and has always been first class despite a number of account manager changes.
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    If you are an employee of an umbrella company,...

    If you are an employee of an umbrella company, shouldn't they umbrella be pursuing this on your behalf?
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    The cusp of new financial year when yearly...

    The cusp of new financial year when yearly portfolio budgets are being approved and projects start to be ramped up is always a good time to be putting extra effort in. Also, late September into early...
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    Interestingly enough, heres another one come...

    Interestingly enough, heres another one come through... Project manager Required - London, Prince2, Infrastructure

    PM me if you want the full details.
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    Also posted this in another section but I am...

    Also posted this in another section but I am getting 4-5 calls a week from good name agencies with definate sounding roles. I'm in the ERP & Integration Programme management arena.

    Lots of emails...
  27. The irony is that I've just renewed my current...

    The irony is that I've just renewed my current contract for another 6 months and I'm getting about 5 decent sounding agency calls a week.

    The downside though is that they are mostly in London and...
  28. Thread: Pleurisy

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    I had Pleurisy many years ago. Very painful and...

    I had Pleurisy many years ago. Very painful and incapacitated me for 6 months.

    I'm still alive though. Although sometimes sitting here as I do behind my desk I pray for death.
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    Battlestar Galactica

    Having recently finished watching "The Wire" I was a bit lost for things to watch and was recommended the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. I read all the reviews on Amazon and took the plunge.
    ...
  30. Don't take it personally. If they were serious...

    Don't take it personally. If they were serious then they would have made more of an effort with Project, Requirements and Change management.
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    Go Umbrella...

    Anyone with them?

    What is their fee structure, as the website screams "FREE for the duration of the first contract" but I can't see any information on costs beyond that.

    Thanks in advance.
  32. Thread: Spook games

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    So is the assumption here that he was maybe...

    So is the assumption here that he was maybe locked in the case as part of a bondage game, and left on his own?

    Wierd.
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    Infrastructure is infrastructure is...

    Infrastructure is infrastructure is infrastructure.

    Being able to talk the talk in terms of financial products such as those listed above is a start, but in terms of tin and string, you could do...
  34. Excellent - although not exactly news. Should...

    Excellent - although not exactly news.

    Should be able to get some cheap rentable houses in the next year or so then.
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    "Does anyone have any top tips for getting a...

    "Does anyone have any top tips for getting a contract close to home?"

    Trying to offer some useful advice other than Jobserve filtering etc. I guess you could do some pounding of your local streets...
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    Whilst I realise that I'm probabaly a little late...

    Whilst I realise that I'm probabaly a little late to the party with this thread, my experience with Parasol was good to start with but then went downhill rapidly alongside their service levels and...
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    Credit checks in the finance industries should...

    Credit checks in the finance industries should come back almost instantaneously - I guess it depends on which system your agency are using to request them.
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    Are Cater Allen fee-free again? I was with...

    Are Cater Allen fee-free again?

    I was with them about 7 years ago when they were independent, and they were fee-free then. But then they were taken over by Abbey National and within months the...
  39. Lol!!! I was once offered a 12 month SAP...

    Lol!!! I was once offered a 12 month SAP Programme Mgt. role on the basis of a 10 minute interview discussing various wreck dives I have done.
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    Somewhat luckily I traded in my crappy Ford Focus...

    Somewhat luckily I traded in my crappy Ford Focus for a lovely Land Rover Discovery in November.
  41. Wow. It's not just me then. I lent £500 to a...

    Wow. It's not just me then. I lent £500 to a family member over a year ago and have seen hide nor hair of them since.

    Luckily I can write it off to experience, but deep down I feel like I've been...
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    Guess the only thing you can do is ask for a full...

    Guess the only thing you can do is ask for a full and detailed breakdown of their financial offerings and structures...

    ...and then post it here for the common good.
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    What a pile of crap you have written.

    What a pile of crap you have written.
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    There is nothing you can do. Agents will call you...

    There is nothing you can do. Agents will call you regardless because they are mostly idiots that have fallen into their role in lieu of any real tangible skills. On my CV under my contact details I...
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    Also recommend the Michael Thomas courses. I have...

    Also recommend the Michael Thomas courses. I have the Spanish and Arabic courses.
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    I don't know where the idea has come from that...

    I don't know where the idea has come from that the French hate McDonalds. It seems the polar opposite to me whenever I am there.

    In an aside, I backpacked round Morocco for a month a few years ago...
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    Agency margin

    What margin is your agency taking of your overall daily rate?

    I am going to renegotiate mine at next contract renewal and am trying to guage what others are taking so I can present a well...
  48. Thread: BT

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    Does that mean that there is a dependency on...

    Does that mean that there is a dependency on having a phone line if you want Sky TV installed?

    Or just that you want a new phone line installed as well as TV, but that they wont come out on two...
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    3 pages. Guess it depends on how you approach...

    3 pages.

    Guess it depends on how you approach them. If an agent phones me up or leaves me a message that starts "I have a role available and reviewing your CV I feel you would be a good fit...
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    What a pile of carp. That's all.

    What a pile of carp.

    That's all.
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