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    Why on earth would you risk putting your banking...

    Why on earth would you risk putting your banking on a jailbroken phone? (Why even jailbreak a phone for that matter...)



    So not a proper bank - hard pass. Although I can see the value in it for...
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    This is my line of thought, I'm more concerned...

    This is my line of thought, I'm more concerned insuring for investigation, rather than against tax bill. I have had my contracts reviewed and I follow sound working practices, the chances of me...
  3. Thread: The end

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    There is much more to contracting than net pay. I...

    There is much more to contracting than net pay. I would rather eat my shoes, than going through weekly F2F and bi-annual development plan/review and begging for an annual leave approval :puke:
  4. The tile is wrong. Came here to see what QDOS...

    The tile is wrong. Came here to see what QDOS have to say, turns out it's just IPSE impotence.
  5. The only view that Boris has is how to further...

    The only view that Boris has is how to further his own persona agenda. He cares not about the UK or it's population.

    Given the fact that he is happy to wreck the economy (according to any credible...
  6. What do you hope to accomplish by Going "all...

    What do you hope to accomplish by Going "all legal" on LLs a**? Even if you manage to get a court mandated lease extension, this will sour your relationship with the LL massively and he will try to...
  7. In some countries it's rather normal for...

    In some countries it's rather normal for employers to offer and advance on the next month salary. But it's interest free and not done for profit, by a 3rd party provider.

    It only goes to show that...
  8. His ace in the sleeve - His mum voted Brexit and...

    His ace in the sleeve - His mum voted Brexit and mommy knows best...
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    Then don't just quite - find a new role and then...

    Then don't just quite - find a new role and then quit.

    What has HR to do with you? You are relationship with the client are supposed to be B2B. If you have mental health issues seek professional...
  10. Classic move by Private Equity firm: 1) Buy a...

    Classic move by Private Equity firm:

    1) Buy a OKish doing, well recognised and respected brand
    2) Saddle it with debt up the wazoo
    3) Pay out generous dividends and compensation packages to the...
  11. It's a simple expression/realisation of the truth...

    It's a simple expression/realisation of the truth that NI remaining in the CU+CM is the only way to avoid border checks, introduction of which will violate the Treaty of Belfast and a number of...
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    Poll: I don't claim to be a model parent or anything,...

    I don't claim to be a model parent or anything, but I try my best. My parents have raised me without nay form of corporal punishment even in an age when that was SOP, so I try to follow in their...
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    The smugness - no, the preparedness - yes. ...

    The smugness - no, the preparedness - yes.

    Don't get me wrong I voted remain and generally don't want Brexit as it's simply daft to go down the isolationist route, instead of globalisation.

    Now...
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    Not having an accountant and truthfully stating...

    Not having an accountant and truthfully stating that you don't have an accountant is fine. But by the sounds of it OP has an accountant, so stating "I don't have an accountant" to avoid providing...
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    Continental system 2.0 vs. Empire 2.0 :D

    Continental system 2.0 vs. Empire 2.0 :D
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    Or it can backfire spectacularly, given that's...

    Or it can backfire spectacularly, given that's it's a bad idea to lie on a SC application form...
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    My business is prepared. It's main "asset" is...

    My business is prepared. It's main "asset" is armed with both UK and EU passports and speaks 2 non-English European languages :)
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    This didn't stop Wales, that receives 680m/y from...

    This didn't stop Wales, that receives 680m/y from the EU voting for Brexit...

    Anti-immigration Brexit voters don't get it that one of the main functions of subsidising the poorer EU countries is...
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    They are not being constructive, because there is...

    They are not being constructive, because there is nothing to construct. The fact is that in order to respect the GFA and the multiple commitments on both sides in recent years to preserve it NI must...
  20. So like a reverse backstop, where the UK can pull...

    So like a reverse backstop, where the UK can pull out unilaterally and the EU/ROI has no say when the arrangement is terminated. Yep, that's going to fly.
  21. I will bite... ANY people, since we are taking...

    I will bite...

    ANY people, since we are taking back control of our borders and are looking for immigration rules different from the EU. How are we going to establish if a person crossing the...
  22. Turd polished: UK proposals for a new Protocol...

    Turd polished:

    UK proposals for a new Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland - GOV.UK

    Still no provisions for movement of people.

    Odds of it being approved by EU27 and Parliament?
  23. Exactly and those are not May's red lines, they...

    Exactly and those are not May's red lines, they are not the 17m+ leave voters red lines, they are ERG's red lines.

    So why the F are they still haunting us?

    Easiest deal, right...
  24. That would work for permitractors/BAU roles. What...

    That would work for permitractors/BAU roles. What about the project roles, it's quite the hassle to fire people after 1-2 years of being on the payroll.

    All of this completely ignores the skill...
  25. This is yet again completely missing the fact...

    This is yet again completely missing the fact that there are 2 sides to each border. Just because the UK is happy to out source emigration checks to Landlords and employers and wave through...
  26. If an FTA is death to such plants, what does it...

    If an FTA is death to such plants, what does it bod for the UK future once our glorious international trade ministers drop all tariffs to zero after Brexit.
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    So that's no-deal Brexit out of the question, no?...

    So that's no-deal Brexit out of the question, no?

    Although to be frank he can't make the same promise on part of the EU. So as expected it will be the EU fault if they introduce border checks in...
  28. Stupid feckwits keep discussing the border in...

    Stupid feckwits keep discussing the border in terms of single market / customs union which cover movements of goods. No one is taking into account free movement of people...
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    Take it or leave it

    There we go Ladies and Gents, Boris is steeping onto the stage for the big speech !!!
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    The whole thing costs £30, why would you even...

    The whole thing costs £30, why would you even bother calling HP, on a toll line nonetheless if it was out of warranty?
  31. Watched Boris interview on BBC this morning. It...

    Watched Boris interview on BBC this morning. It went like this:

    BBC: So what is the alternative to he Irish backstop you will propose to the EU?
    Boris: I'm sure we will come to an agreement with...
  32. Thread: Working in the EU

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    So more than the Senior party members then?

    So more than the Senior party members then?
  33. Too true. The project I spend 12m got de-scoped...

    Too true. The project I spend 12m got de-scoped to the ground, like 70-80% of the work removed, even though it was achievable for our BU, just because several other BUs were lagging. At the end of...
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    Just walk. I wouldn't have kept looking for a new...

    Just walk. I wouldn't have kept looking for a new role the second I realised me predecessor was canned with no notice and no apparent reason.

    For me the ability to just walk away from situations...
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    I had the exact same thought as you, until I...

    I had the exact same thought as you, until I noticed the guide dog and the vacant stare. Then I thought - this ad is actually pretty clever.

    People that get it will be impressed by the application...
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    How much do you print? I bought an HP Envy (can't...

    How much do you print? I bought an HP Envy (can't recall the number) for like £30 and got the cheapest ink subscription £2 for 50 pages / month with up to 100 pages rollover if unused in previous...
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    Salmonella ain't that bad either, out of 1.2m...

    Salmonella ain't that bad either, out of 1.2m cases in the US "only" 450 are deadly. That's less than the homicides in Chicago alone.
  38. Meanwhile smart companies that instead of knee...

    Meanwhile smart companies that instead of knee jerking elect to pay a relatively small sum to the likes of QDOS will have the pick of the litter, leaving the dregs and permitractors to the likes of...
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    It's not just that. Food unwrapped on Channel 4...

    It's not just that. Food unwrapped on Channel 4 did a story on this.

    The big problem is that the Salmonella bacteria is very resilient and chlorine washing doesn't kill 100% and you don't need...
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    If I had a penny for each time a Government had...

    If I had a penny for each time a Government had broken it's promise...
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    While being financially well of can make fighting...

    While being financially well of can make fighting obesity easier. Being less well off financially isn't an excuse for being obese, it just makes it harder to combat/avoid obesity, hence the link to...
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    From the article: Funny that there...

    From the article:




    Funny that there aren't many obese people in Africa, despite deprivation, limited budgets and lack of facilities.

    If you are "forced" to eat unhealthy food, you can...
  43. Thread: Basic Rate

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    Appointing a family member as a company detector...

    Appointing a family member as a company detector will not allow you to "tap into their personal allowance". You will have to pay them a salary and prove to HMRC they are actually doing meaningful...
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    Don't know the exact scale/gravity of the...

    Don't know the exact scale/gravity of the situation, but it looks to me that you need to be a bit more thick skinned if you hope to survive for long in the world of contracting.

    The first question...
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    Have you tried contacting the embassies of the...

    Have you tried contacting the embassies of the target countries and ask what your options are? From the horse's mouth etc.

    If you are going to sell your home and buy several rental properties,...
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    I hope the presenters now go to BBC and recoup 6...

    I hope the presenters now go to BBC and recoup 6 years worth of annual leave and employee benefits.
  47. Thread: Sacked Today

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    Sounds like a good offer of about 5m net pay, I...

    Sounds like a good offer of about 5m net pay, I would take it and move on. But I'm a contractor and in my early permie days have never been sacked so don't have a "life lesson"/experience to share.
    ...
  48. Thread: Afghanistan

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    Who said the time off is paid? FTFY

    Who said the time off is paid?



    FTFY
  49. Thread: Snowflake

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    Well they weren't allowed to vote in the...

    Well they weren't allowed to vote in the referendum, so needed a way for their voice to be heard...
  50. The only way to control immigration is to make...

    The only way to control immigration is to make the UK less desirable place to live and work. Looks like we are well on track to achieve this...

    Any legal barriers will just force the immigrants...
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