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  1. Thread: Roll call

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    Only BH and weekends off (client too disorganised...

    Only BH and weekends off (client too disorganised to arrange weekend working). Just got assigned a new piece of work today, got 120 days testing to do before the end of Jan, something called EU Exit.
  2. Public sector contractor. WFH until Covid is...

    Public sector contractor. WFH until Covid is under control, then back in the office 5 days a week. The office is under Tier 4, we have been in Tier 3 for months.
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    Don't mind being inside IR35, so long as the rate...

    Don't mind being inside IR35, so long as the rate has an uplift, current client wanted Inside but on Outside rates and couldn't get anybody, once they raised the rate by 20% they managed to get a...
  4. Are the original agency still paying you, even...

    Are the original agency still paying you, even though the client isn't paying them?
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    I've had a networked colour laser printer for...

    I've had a networked colour laser printer for years, Dell 1760, cheap replacement toner cartridges. Only gets light usage but the quality is good enough. No jammed ink jets anymore
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    I get mine delivered tomorrow, £189 last Friday,...

    I get mine delivered tomorrow, £189 last Friday, doesn't mention USB though

    Buy HP V28 4K Ultra HD 28" TN LCD Monitor - Black | Free Delivery | Currys
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    It's at HMRC

    Had an email today from a pimp, about a HMRC supplier contract. Outside until April, then inside
  8. Meanwhile in Scotland

    why-the-mink-must-be-exterminated/
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    The Queen's Gambit was a good series, there's a...

    The Queen's Gambit was a good series, there's a few on there. HDR is worth the UHD fee, it's only a few quid.
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    Currently Business Analyst, recommended retrain...

    Currently Business Analyst, recommended retrain as Business Analyst
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    I worked for them on a Gov site a good few years...

    I worked for them on a Gov site a good few years ago. They built up a test team expecting to win the bid, they didn't get the contract and had to cancel all the new starters. Wanted me to sack my...
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    Generally the termination period is the same as...

    Generally the termination period is the same as that from the end client/agency to the brolly. 0 days notice either way in mine. So "nope", nothing legal to stop the OP leaving. Would have been...
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    Nope

    Nope
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    Nope. PAS BI, ESR BI, Legacy migration, so...

    Nope. PAS BI, ESR BI, Legacy migration, so different roles and different rates also.
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    Seems to be a few NHS BI BA roles around...

    Seems to be a few NHS BI BA roles around Manchester over the last few weeks, usual NHS rates though. Just had another email from another agency.
  16. The NHS

    The NHS
  17. 2 weeks in and they want to start paying me,...

    2 weeks in and they want to start paying me, we'll see how much and for how long next.
  18. I once had to provide 72 bank statements for...

    I once had to provide 72 bank statements for proof of no income between contract
  19. Takes a couple of days to get the certificate...

    Takes a couple of days to get the certificate digitally, but you'll have to wait for a paper copy, then assign to the vetting team. They'll have trouble accessing it, so you'll have to walk them...
  20. Wow, I mean just so little effort on the website.

    The Sub Bench Registration

    As I'm sure you are aware, the looming issue of IR35 draws ever closer. As a contractor, and if fortunate to be in a contract, this is likely to be your most...
  21. Indeed, but if people are prepared to sign up, as...

    Indeed, but if people are prepared to sign up, as Simes said "for the experience", then it might continue. We'll see how it all pans out. If the agency can afford to pay a finders fee, then there's...
  22. New one is 10% less than the old one, but good...

    New one is 10% less than the old one, but good point though.
  23. Oh the irony, HMRC PSL recommending a loan...

    Oh the irony, HMRC PSL recommending a loan brolly. No, just profit share.
  24. Lead Dev NHS in Manchester is band 8 (45 - 65k),...

    Lead Dev NHS in Manchester is band 8 (45 - 65k), BA band below and plenty of NHS analysts already applying.
  25. Sticky: Mine worked out at 65% of contract a couple of...

    Mine worked out at 65% of contract a couple of years ago, same details but now works out about 58%. Mentioned on another page, usual is 53-54%
  26. They are all PAID roles, but the NHS get cheap...

    They are all PAID roles, but the NHS get cheap labour for as long as they can string them out.
  27. These roles are classed as volunteer, with a hint...

    These roles are classed as volunteer, with a hint of "if we like you there may be a role", so it's a work trial and not a volunteer. They are not like a coding test, but weeks without pay with the...
  28. Not when the "volunteer" is a work trial, that...

    Not when the "volunteer" is a work trial, that MAY lead to a role.
  29. Work trials to be banned, but will this include "volunteers"

    'I worked a five-hour shift and got paid nothing' - BBC News
  30. Things seem to be different from 2 years ago

    Worked through a brolly and take home was 67%, same client and brolly take home is now 58%.Inside IR35 public sector. So what changed?
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    I'm working on it :) Delayed start dates and WFH,...

    I'm working on it :) Delayed start dates and WFH, trying to get paid for results not by the hour, so defining SoW on Monday.
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    Feck me !!!

    Well that was a long 18 months, out for various reasons. Then 6 weeks ago was offered a nice role back as BA 5 miles from home, but WFH for now, only just got confirmation to start on Monday. Then an...
  33. £1,000 referral fee now given per volunteer.

    SQL-DATABASE-DEVELOPER
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    Get a big telly and treat yourself with the...

    Get a big telly and treat yourself with the change :)

    Medion 50” Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR - ALDI UK
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    I'm with Sky, £28 for 80Mbps, unlimited...

    I'm with Sky, £28 for 80Mbps, unlimited downloads. No idea how much I've used, but usually stream Netflix UHD films.
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    If you like watching 4k films, then don't forget...

    If you like watching 4k films, then don't forget to consider HDR.
  37. ExcludedUK is a grassroots volunteer-run...

    ExcludedUK is a grassroots volunteer-run not-for-profit organisation working towards bringing about an end to the exclusions in the UK Government’s Covid-19 financial support measures across all...
  38. For those who can't claim anything, for whatever reason.

    ExcludedUK | An Inclusive Alliance for the Excluded
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    I have a couple of non smart Samsung TVs, main TV...

    I have a couple of non smart Samsung TVs, main TV is LG 55 smart Webos, I like the wavy remote. Have a look around, then buy one from Argos, if you don't like it send it back.
  40. How does the IT know the request was stupid?

    Typical IT think they know best, the business wants what the business wants. IT wonder why the business forms it's own internal IT function. Sometimes one side is right, sometimes the other.
  41. My tuppence

    Back in the dim and distant past, a lot of civil servants left on a Friday and returned to the same client on the Monday as a contractor, this was basically a full team left and came back. Those CS...
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    Applied for a role advertised by 6 agencies

    nobody called, 7th agency found my CV and have put me forward. Not the best rate, but 10 minutes from home.
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    Airpods or similar

    The cheap ones are crap, one set even had a flashing blue light when connected via BT. I've never bought Apple before, but have a pair of Airpods. Used about 8 hours at day at work, the battery life...
  44. NUC or desktop

    I have a NUC as a media device in the lounge, it's small, it's silent, it just needs to be quick enough for its job. It does fine.
    It depends on what you are wanting to be running, I have an i5 9...
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    Depends on which department..

    Some yes, some no
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    Waiting for a freezer to be delivered

    TFA
  47. You can DIY it, but there are specialists who...

    You can DIY it, but there are specialists who charge a reasonable fee to have it done. The routine you go down requires lots of forms and paperwork, as you're not doing this every day, get a...
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    Per year?

    Per year?
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    Capita transfer to AMS/PSR

    After working for many years in various PS roles, this CLOne / AMS(PSR) is a real shower of s****e. 6 weeks after offer, now been told it's AMS that are holding up the paperwork. All this after...
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    Agency reference requests

    Trying to get agencies to confirm previous contract dates, new agency can't even get replies from pimps.
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