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    Because for a lot of clients, if you give them an...

    Because for a lot of clients, if you give them an inch, they expect a mile.

    That said, and as others have said, there's good business sense in leaving on a positive note, but there's also a huge...
  2. You mean like how the same Tory government spent...

    You mean like how the same Tory government spent the 4 years prior dividing the nation over Brexit?

    If there's one thing that's a certain fact it's that there is no consensus or common interest. ...
  3. And, in fact, even after you have started work. ...

    And, in fact, even after you have started work. Your contract is likely not worth the paper it's written on and your client can almost certainly terminate at any time and for any reason. Always...
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    This. Put the shoe on the other foot for a...

    This.

    Put the shoe on the other foot for a moment. Imagine the company owed you money. How easy do you think they'd make it for you to get that money? Now switch it back around. Keep...
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    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:

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    :rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin::rollin:

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    Really? So the equivalent and opposite of...

    Really?

    So the equivalent and opposite of what's being offered here would be something like working for 3 days and billing the client for 5 days.

    And you know of clients who would accept and...
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    Cry me a river. ...

    Cry me a river.

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    And if by "nuanced" you mean "interpreted to...

    And if by "nuanced" you mean "interpreted to support the biases of the beholder", then yeah, sure.
  10. Why?

    Why?
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    Jewish isn't a race. It's a religion.

    Jewish isn't a race. It's a religion.
  12. Would anyone else to bet against the fact that...

    Would anyone else to bet against the fact that this guy must have been a recruitment agent in a past life?

    :laugh:laugh:laugh
  13. Ask the client if they're willing to decline the...

    Ask the client if they're willing to decline the fact that you're working there should the agency call to enquire.

    If they say yes, go for it. What the agency doesn't know......
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    That rather depends how supercilious one is. ...

    That rather depends how supercilious one is.

    You're right, though. For many contractors who think they're god's gift and simply refuse to take a gig at a "demeaning" lower rate, well, they...
  15. Conceptually, they're different. Semantically,...

    Conceptually, they're different. Semantically, they're not.
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    Is the increased value of the work they provide...

    Is the increased value of the work they provide you (relative to other work you could get yourself directly) greater than the value of the amount they would reduce your rate by?

    If yes, accept...
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    Is the job based in 2007?

    Is the job based in 2007?
  18. Let me tell ya that I deserve to live. Let me...

    Let me tell ya that I deserve to live. Let me also tell ya that I am indeed an arrogant self-righteous bastard. One of the biggest you'll ever meet.

    Let me also tell ya that the world is run by...
  19. Yes. You also deserve to die if you support...

    Yes. You also deserve to die if you support anyone who supports this ridiculous lockdown strategy.

    We should have done like Sweden, who have had far fewer deaths per head of population than the...
  20. Thread: Finding Devs

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    (Emphasis mine). There's the problem. If...

    (Emphasis mine).

    There's the problem. If you're too cheap to pay for an advert, I don't even want to think about what your rate might be like.
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    Imagine the kind of company that you'd be working...

    Imagine the kind of company that you'd be working for who think that such tests are valuable. Then ask yourself if that's the kind of company you actually want to work for.
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    Always remember, though, that it's easier to beg...

    Always remember, though, that it's easier to beg forgiveness than it is to seek permission.

    Claim now and fill yer boots, just make sure you don't blow it all at once just in case they come...
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    And you all thought......

    ....taking a permie role at the end of last year was a "bad idea". Who's laughing now? Mwahahahaha!

    :banana:
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    To be fair, though, the example of the "fit and...

    To be fair, though, the example of the "fit and healthy" nurse who's significantly ill is incredibly rare. Plus, without putting too fine a point on it, she's not dead yet either. See: Coronavirus...
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    Exactly. The point being, there are valid and...

    Exactly. The point being, there are valid and genuine reasons and times when you do NOT want to administer a vaccine.
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    And so it begins.....

    https://i.imgur.com/gH5zor9.png

    Many are calling this an example of the classic "Trolley Problem".

    Save the pensioners and the vulnerable (the so-called 2.5%), but the economy tanks if the...
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    Then why does the UK NOT routinely vaccinate...

    Then why does the UK NOT routinely vaccinate children against this disease whilst other countries do?
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    This is what happens when, for the last 4 years...

    This is what happens when, for the last 4 years of Brexit propaganda, you've conditioned the entire population to discount the "project fear" of experts.
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    As a child of the Thatcherite political era,...

    As a child of the Thatcherite political era, where rampant individualism, greed and a steadfast belief that "there's no such thing as society", remind me again why I, a perfectly healthy person,...
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    YouTube...

    YouTube
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    I wonder where it's all coming from?? ...

    I wonder where it's all coming from??

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    For those that are genuine contractors, they're...

    For those that are genuine contractors, they're already doing this.

    For those not already doing this, they're permietractors. Basically temps who have ideas above their station, reliant upon...
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    As a contractor, you should dump the now useless...

    As a contractor, you should dump the now useless wife and get a new one. :tongue
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  35. Whilst I'm not entirely onboard with the OP's...

    Whilst I'm not entirely onboard with the OP's original suggestions (for somewhat different reasons), it's absolutely not unprofessional to "name and shame" bad ex-clients and (particularly)...
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    Don't worry, if you vote in the current shower of...

    Don't worry, if you vote in the current shower of Tory evilness, you'll soon get your wish.
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    Probably because clients can invoke that same...

    Probably because clients can invoke that same "notice period" and not have you work it?
  38. And thanks for identifying where you fall on that...

    And thanks for identifying where you fall on that same spectrum, if you're unaware that jobs can be created by existing companies expanding.
  39. Not when around 60% of all new businesses failing...

    Not when around 60% of all new businesses failing within the first 3 years, it isn't.
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    Like that's not entirely commonplace.

    Like that's not entirely commonplace.
  41. A commute which, ironically, would probably take...

    A commute which, ironically, would probably take well over an hour, especially by car at rush hour.
  42. Everyone in this thread......

    ....crying about the coming taxation changes...

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    And the CIO immediately sprang into action making...

    And the CIO immediately sprang into action making meaningful, sweeping changes to ensure this would never happen again, amirrite?

    "Discussing it" is one thing, but talk is very cheap.
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    Well done. You've found the exception that...

    Well done. You've found the exception that proves the rule. You probably won't be so lucky next time.
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    Not necessarily. Never underestimate just how...

    Not necessarily.

    Never underestimate just how high a devious person can climb in some organisations by never actually achieving anything but having a good supply of meek idiots to blame for all...
  46. Nonsense. Agencies don't "find you suitable". ...

    Nonsense. Agencies don't "find you suitable". You're pattern matched to the role description from words on your CV. Any monkey can get "matched" by agencies. That's why client's insist on...
  47. Top trolling there, Greg. ...

    Top trolling there, Greg.

    https://vignette.wikia.nocookie.net/theartoftrolling/images/7/7a/Trollface-3078_preview.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20101001003650
  48. Propose? What is this propose nonsense? You...

    Propose? What is this propose nonsense? You simply send the sub.

    You do have a legitimate B2B contract that has an appropriate and viable RoS clause, don't you?
  49. Sometimes the best way to light the path to your...

    Sometimes the best way to light the path to your future is to burn the bridges of your past!
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    Yes. Try to imagine how many tears the hiring...

    Yes.

    Try to imagine how many tears the hiring manager would be crying when you get unceremoniously dumped as your contract is abruptly terminated due to budget shortfalls/downsizing/project...
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