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    You are mainly missing that you only get paid a...

    You are mainly missing that you only get paid a day's rate if you work that day and contracts can easily change every couple of months. Not all life styles support that.
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    A bank I used to work at gave a girl her marching...

    A bank I used to work at gave a girl her marching orders because she claimed to have an A level in English but only had a GCSE. It was not even relevant to anything, it just happened to still be on...
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    That's nothing - I keep mixing up the order of my...

    That's nothing - I keep mixing up the order of my names! They are one way around on my driving licence and the other on my passport and birth certificate!
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    Years ago I interviewed at a bank for a job...

    Years ago I interviewed at a bank for a job writing a trade capture system in C++. The interview focussed on what happens inside the 'new' statement, malloc, how memory boundaries are handled etc. ...
  5. Yeah, I am a head of one department and a senior...

    Yeah, I am a head of one department and a senior dev in another at the same time. It is a fairly unique role but it is very interesting.
  6. Financial Technology firms, maybe others too I...

    Financial Technology firms, maybe others too I guess. I do more than dev work though.
  7. My permie role is: £100,000 + bonus (typically...

    My permie role is:

    £100,000 + bonus (typically around the £30k mark but it varies with company and personal performance).
    Share options
    Pension
    Private medical
    Flexible hours
    Work from home 2...
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    I am not sure I was not at the trial, I doubt...

    I am not sure I was not at the trial, I doubt very much it was murder despite the fact she lured him over to her flat to pick up their son's things and then a bunch of them stabbed him. To be honest...
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    My cousin was stabbed to death by his junkie ex...

    My cousin was stabbed to death by his junkie ex girlfriend and a couple of her friends when he eventually won custody of their son and she got 2 years.
  10. I decided a long time ago to never lose sleep...

    I decided a long time ago to never lose sleep over random mean words random people type about me on the internet. Feel free to continue if it makes you feel better though.


    Partially because...
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    Honestly, I have not followed anything about this...

    Honestly, I have not followed anything about this or either of them until this tweet story blew up so I am reluctant to make guesses. I am not even sure who she is, I could look it up in a few...
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    *shrug* Rescue Minor damage which allows the...

    *shrug*
    Rescue
    Minor damage which allows the journey to complete

    But for all you he could have been concerned about her safety.

    However, you could say that you infer the he wishes her dead...
  13. That was a bit of a nuclear strike. Are you...

    That was a bit of a nuclear strike. Are you okay, dude?
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    But he didn't actually say he hopes she will die...

    But he didn't actually say he hopes she will die though. Is there another tweet somewhere else where he says that?
  15. Surely if they just tell you the client then you...

    Surely if they just tell you the client then you might hang up and contact them directly?
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    My brother was talking about this a few years ago...

    My brother was talking about this a few years ago when he left the army. ISTR it used to be that when a recruit fails a course he is backsquaded and if that happens 3 times (I think) he was just...
  17. I think it might have an effect, especially on...

    I think it might have an effect, especially on non technical members of the recruitment process.

    If you are hiring a software architect, then someone who's job title is "Principal Software...
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    FTFY

    FTFY
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    FTFY

    That's a bold statement.[/QUOTE]

    FTFY
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    Find something that is tangentially related to...

    Find something that is tangentially related to something useful for the client and write it in a technology you want to learn?
  21. Thread: Boom 2

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    :banana2::banana2::banana2:

    :banana2::banana2::banana2:
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    Nasty, hope it recovers quickly!

    Nasty, hope it recovers quickly!
  23. Thread: Boom

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    Awesome! :banana::banana::banana:

    Awesome!

    :banana::banana::banana:
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    Nightmare :(

    Nightmare :(
  25. Thread: Permie boom

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    Maybe it would, at least for as long as the...

    Maybe it would, at least for as long as the contract lasted but contracting does not fit my life style right now.
  26. Thread: Permie boom

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    *shrug* I will be taking home well north of 5k...

    *shrug*

    I will be taking home well north of 5k a month, that is enough for me to live a comfortable life especially as the job is an interesting one.
  27. Thread: Permie boom

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    Permie boom

    This is a permie role rather than a contract but as promised I am updating with the final result ... got the contract to sign today!

    Salary confirmed as 6 figures + bonus, shares etc, flexible...
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    One of the best interviews I had was just "tell...

    One of the best interviews I had was just "tell us how you got into computing" and we spent about 2 hours talking about everything from games I programmed into my Commodore 64 through to what I...
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    Solidarity, brother (or sister)

    Solidarity, brother (or sister)
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    We are legion (we are woohoo)?

    We are legion (we are woohoo)?
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    My trailer back flipped across the A303 a few...

    My trailer back flipped across the A303 a few weekends ago and I finally have a free weekend to sort it out ... so I no longer have a free weekend really ... bugger.

    You?
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    I am no longer a contractor but I worry that my...

    I am no longer a contractor but I worry that my software engineering career has been some kind of big misundestanding. I often think that what I do is not really that difficult and I do not seem to...
  33. Thread: Weekend

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    TFA When I was driving back from a show a...

    TFA

    When I was driving back from a show a couple of weeks ago my trailer came off my car and flipped across the A303 and down an embankment. Of all the weird things it got caught in a tree. Not...
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    I went through a phone interview for a new permie...

    I went through a phone interview for a new permie role and everything seemed to be going well. The next week the HR girl I had been dealing with phoned me to tell me the position had been withdrawn...
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    The drug gangs that I grew up around were either...

    The drug gangs that I grew up around were either people who regularly used them and just sold any excess they had to fund what they were doing or career criminals and really nasty pieces of work.
    ...
  36. Well done! I couldn't even dream of getting that...

    Well done! I couldn't even dream of getting that far on pretty much any quiz show!
  37. That would make sense but is not the scenario I...

    That would make sense but is not the scenario I was describing.
  38. Yes but does it matter whether I say the company...

    Yes but does it matter whether I say the company name first or the agent does?
  39. Does it matter who says the company name first?

    This might apply more to perm work, I am not sure. However I remember a few years ago when I got submitted for a gig and heard nothing a week or two later another agent phoned up and got me an...
  40. I went permie because it suited my family...

    I went permie because it suited my family situation better. Regular job, regular location, regular money - not as much but it will do.
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    Taking the family to The Efteling! Taking next...

    Taking the family to The Efteling!

    Taking next door and their two kids too.
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    Never underestimate plot armour

    Never underestimate plot armour
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    I thought that was just because he was a psycho,...

    I thought that was just because he was a psycho, not because he particularly disliked his brother - although I listened to all of the books rather than read them so some nuances probably escaped me.
  44. FTFY

    FTFY
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    Did the Mountain particularly hate the Hound? He...

    Did the Mountain particularly hate the Hound? He seemed pretty indifferent to him, the Hound certainly hated the Mountain but I do not recall the reverse being the case.
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    We want perm rather than contract though. A lot...

    We want perm rather than contract though. A lot of people seem to come South for IBM Hursley and find Romsey is little but too much further.
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    Sorry, I didn't see this. We are based in...

    Sorry, I didn't see this.

    We are based in Romsey, trying to find Java developers is a nightmare.
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    Yeah but they could have developed more plot if...

    Yeah but they could have developed more plot if they were not under such time pressure to finish the battle in one episode.
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    It was okay. It did a good job of building...

    It was okay. It did a good job of building tension but lost it with the absurd amount plot armour and there were a lot of anti climaxes, too many of the main characters did not really do anything of...
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    A few years ago I was interviewing for a power...

    A few years ago I was interviewing for a power company. Before the first interview they sent out a test which was to write a program which took a number of chess pieces on a sized board (all...
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