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    The Bald Eagle, Jim Smith. Retired football...

    The Bald Eagle, Jim Smith. Retired football manager, aged 71. RIP
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    Never had need for a migration expect myself.......

    Never had need for a migration expect myself....

    Cool story tho bro' ;)
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    Check your contract. There will probably be a...

    Check your contract.

    There will probably be a clause about being able to invoice for signed timesheets or similar.
    There will also be other clauses about mutuality of obligation, where they have...
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    The Cross Keys Chelsea - seasonal menu, pub classics, real ales : Cross Keys Pub
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    Correct; although I've read about one bank doing...

    Correct; although I've read about one bank doing the opposite which seemed fine, by setting a maximum number of billable days per year.



    I contracted through an agency then through RS at Barcap...
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    Contact QDOS asap would be my advice. I'm sure...

    Contact QDOS asap would be my advice. I'm sure they'd be interested to know about it and no doubt to assist you in getting the correct outcome in line with their previous assessment.
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    What's the mother doing, too busy sh***ing out...

    What's the mother doing, too busy sh***ing out babies?
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    And rising monthly mobile phone costs because...

    And rising monthly mobile phone costs because many parents are too weak to tell their 10 year-old that they can't have an iPhone X. Frightening how many school kids are on the tram with expensive...
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    As in, IT are reluctant to upgrade? Hardly a...

    As in, IT are reluctant to upgrade? Hardly a contract thing, more a culture thing varying from place to place and their individual organisational risk policy.
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    Having a chat with your hiring manager about it...

    Having a chat with your hiring manager about it will help, especially if they want to keep you past March.
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    I'd imagine that a lot of the agents porky pie...

    I'd imagine that a lot of the agents porky pie that they know about how to classify a roll to the client - better to do that than look stupid and drop off the PSL. Easier to claim it's harder to...
  12. No early release claws?

    No early release claws?
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    Another bag of rice for Christmas? Wow, thanks...

    Another bag of rice for Christmas? Wow, thanks Uncle Ben.
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    Investment Banking has its own set of...

    Investment Banking has its own set of complexities - netting sets, collateral waitings, mark to market movements, etc - but it seems that they also have many similarities too.
  15. Cool story bro.

    Cool story bro.
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    Does seem an odd one. Almost like a trainee BI...

    Does seem an odd one. Almost like a trainee BI developer who you can't leave unsupervised with SSIS, let alone Ab Initio.
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    Help contractors who say "I can't believe it's...

    Help contractors who say "I can't believe it's December already" by handing them a 10% rate cut and three week furlough. Then thank them for reminding you.
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    +1 If you're leaving and your legal notice...

    +1

    If you're leaving and your legal notice period is 4 weeks, give them the notice when the time is right. You generally don't need to give a reason. If you want to, lie to the agency like they...
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    THat's why a lot do a fixed percentage - again...

    THat's why a lot do a fixed percentage - again it's transparent but it also reflects the quality of who you're finding more (you'd hope!)
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    Fascinating history. Started out as a coffee shop...

    Fascinating history. Started out as a coffee shop and now London's full of them.
  21. Your current agent is going to risk losing money...

    Your current agent is going to risk losing money - why you spoke to them to do more than give notice I'm not sure. They have a vested interest in you staying where you are. Clue: Agents generally lie...
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    I was quoting what he said. I should probably...

    I was quoting what he said. I should probably have added a (sic) for your benefit.
    No, nor was it suity. But we'd have probably used suity instead of the desk to break the window. #nosensenofeeling
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    He fell down stairs at 7:45 one evening; half the...

    He fell down stairs at 7:45 one evening; half the South West thought Eastenders had finished early.
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    I was sat in a ground floor office listening to...

    I was sat in a ground floor office listening to one lad asking the boss about fire drills.
    "What if the fire is stopping us exiting our office?"
    "Then feel free to follow my desk and I through...
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    The problem with Sellafield is that if you're...

    The problem with Sellafield is that if you're inside IR35, expenses become prohibitive for many that would normally consider it.
    £450-500/day outside IR35 at Sellafield would make it worth my while...
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    No doubt they were hoping for someone the calibre...

    No doubt they were hoping for someone the calibre of a 450pd person and not you. :D

    In all seriousness, I've never spoken about rate at an interview, it's what I leave to the agency. If I'm happy...
  27. That would be great if all criminals were...

    That would be great if all criminals were stormtroopers.
  28. +1 for learning Python. That and SQL should...

    +1 for learning Python.

    That and SQL should get you through most stuff.
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    My uncle has invented an invisible aeroplane. I...

    My uncle has invented an invisible aeroplane.
    I can't see it taking off.
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    Husband: "Am I the only one you've ever had sex...

    Husband: "Am I the only one you've ever had sex with?"
    Wife: "Oh yes, all the rest have been at least a seven."
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    Poll: It's ok, we deal our own up here.

    It's ok, we deal our own up here.
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    The biggest thing that I think will happen under...

    The biggest thing that I think will happen under the new IR35 shake up is that companies will no longer hold on to a contractor past two years. If you're inside IR35, it would be much more likely...
  33. Your floppy cannot be inserted.

    Your floppy cannot be inserted.
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    Poll: Scousers. Everyone else gave up around 1992.

    Scousers. Everyone else gave up around 1992.
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    Most IBs are on a fixed percentage structure...

    Most IBs are on a fixed percentage structure based on length of stay - 1st year c10%, reducing to 5% by the end of 20 months for example. They manage to make a lot of money on a volume basis.

    Up...
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    Poll: Life-threatening ones. Fancy a visit?

    Life-threatening ones. Fancy a visit?
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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Pics or it didn't happen.
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    Absolutely; I'd have Cockwomble-in-Chief on my...

    Absolutely; I'd have Cockwomble-in-Chief on my business card for an extra £20k p.a.
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    FTFY. P.S. Keep waiting ducky.

    FTFY.

    P.S. Keep waiting ducky.
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    I've been told that here is a good starting point...

    I've been told that here is a good starting point - Anaconda | The World's Most Popular Data Science Platform - I'll be looking at it over Christmas to see how quickly I can get up to speed with the...
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    Poll: It rains a lot here apparently...

    It rains a lot here apparently...
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    Track 11, where it's always been: Kill Bill Vol....

    Track 11, where it's always been: Kill Bill Vol. 1 Original Soundtrack - Wikipedia
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    Or grit it out with on prem. :D This is the...

    Or grit it out with on prem. :D

    This is the new danger that the BI industry faces though - agents not appreciating cloud transition properly. Ho hum.
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    Poll: https://media.giphy.com/media/4pMX5rJ4PYAEM/giphy....

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    Good news is, there's a free bus round the city (route 2) from there to the NQ: free bus – free travel around Manchester city centre |...
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    Cheaper and easier staying at Heston Westbound M4...

    Cheaper and easier staying at Heston Westbound M4 services for Sky - you can cut through past Brentford's training ground to go the back way into the services.
  47. Bad time to go contracting, good salary. If...

    Bad time to go contracting, good salary. If you're bored at work, get a new hobby outside work.
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    I noticed that with a bloke filling up at the...

    I noticed that with a bloke filling up at the petrol station. Sprayed the last litre on the windscreen for some reason.
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    Your pimp won't qualify for ESA for you. HTHBIDI

    Your pimp won't qualify for ESA for you. HTHBIDI
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    You're inside IR35 - his statement makes you part...

    You're inside IR35 - his statement makes you part and parcel. However, an increase in day rate as compensation would seem fair. :D
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