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    and british the fish will stay as it's not being...

    and british the fish will stay as it's not being sold to anyone, just rotting at the dock. What a bunch of bell3nds
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    That was me 2 years ago. Very high rate (although...

    That was me 2 years ago. Very high rate (although inside ir35) doing virtually nothing. The boredom was soul crushing, also I was working in an office crowded with devs with very poor hygiene (never...
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    I haven't noticed any difference from the last...

    I haven't noticed any difference from the last months of 2020. It's still very quiet.
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    it's a very small step but still good news for...

    it's a very small step but still good news for the environment. If the fish is not worth fishing, maybe we'll stop raiding the seas
  5. Thread: Brexit benefit

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    it will be a race to the bottom and this race the...

    it will be a race to the bottom and this race the uk will win.
  6. So, drinking outdoors will be banned from...

    So, drinking outdoors will be banned from Saturday. If I know Scotland, there's going to be massive crowds all bluttered on the streets on Friday night. Great.
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    At one company where I was permanent, prior to...

    At one company where I was permanent, prior to doing an organisational restructure, they asked us to log in our daily activities in "15-minutes blocks".

    Every time I had to go to the loo and take...
  8. Thread: Brexit benefit

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    I'm sure the tories will build their whole next...

    I'm sure the tories will build their whole next electoral campaign around it
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    I've experienced most of those negative things...

    I've experienced most of those negative things you list, but not all in the same role. Sounds like a nightmare company to work for. That is so rubbish, I'd run for the hills as well if I was in your...
  10. I'd extend this approach to everyone. Like...

    I'd extend this approach to everyone.

    Like "so...I see from our records that despite government guidelines about avoiding travel, you went on holiday in Spain this last October? Aye? OK, see you...
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    bunch of spineless softies

    bunch of spineless softies
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    I admire nhs workers who have been all under a...

    I admire nhs workers who have been all under a lot of stress and have done an incredible job so I'm all in favour of a pay rise for them.

    Having said that, nhs workers have all been in full...
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    was -1C yesterday night. nobody gave a flying...

    was -1C yesterday night. nobody gave a flying **** about clapping.
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    I'm about to take the plunge and make a similar...

    I'm about to take the plunge and make a similar move to the OP.

    After 2 years of contracting, that's me done and ready to head back to permie land.

    2020 has been incredibly stressful, with a...
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    It's only temporary. Just wait until the new...

    It's only temporary. Just wait until the new immigration wave starts.

    All those IT workers from India on a 25k salary and their families do need a place to stay.
  16. Thread: Don't panic

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    The more people are told to not panic and not...

    The more people are told to not panic and not over buy and the more people will panic and be savages.
  17. Might not be of interest for many of you but...

    Might not be of interest for many of you but already a couple of EU bicycle manufacturers (Rose and Canyon) that sell directly to end customers have stopped selling bikes to the UK. Canyon said it's...
  18. Thread: Lockdown

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    People are the problem, but it's not just them....

    People are the problem, but it's not just them. People flout the rules, businesses flout the rules, so the problem somehow is the rules themselves. They need to be stricter and they need to be...
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    Great contribution. Now do us all a favour go...

    Great contribution. Now do us all a favour go back to running with scissors.
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    Can you afford to go perm or inside IR35

    Yes, I could.

    I don't have kids, my partner has a full time permie job, we live in a nice enough 2 bed flat in central Edinburgh, neither one of us have a particularly flamboyant lifestyle nor...
  21. Xmas ruined: permies get a nice big slice of humble pie

    Lloyds told their employees they won't be getting a bonus.

    In my books, this is good news for contractors. All permanent employees at lloyds will be pissed, more than a few will find new roles and...
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    wrong. 35k is the average salary in the uk now,...

    wrong. 35k is the average salary in the uk now, in 2020. And the housing market has never been busier than lately, so people with 2020 salary can afford to buy houses costing 2020 prices. Too...
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    London is not the whole uk

    London is not the whole uk
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    So, the average UK salary is £35,000. Are you...

    So, the average UK salary is £35,000. Are you saying all brits are homeless and don't own a home as it's impossible with that salary?

    FYI, that's the exact salary I had when I got on the housing...
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    Nah, at least half of the cuk are actually...

    Nah, at least half of the cuk are actually permies :D
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    Bulls**t! That's not what the uk has turned into,...

    Bulls**t! That's not what the uk has turned into, it's what YOU have turned into. The average salary in the uk is around 35k and people manage to happily live with it; if you're saying 100k aren't...
  27. Because the truth is coming out: most contractors...

    Because the truth is coming out: most contractors are in fact permies in disguise.
  28. Wonder who's going to offer to pick up the bill

    Wonder who's going to offer to pick up the bill
  29. Sounds like the only reasonable thing to do is...

    Sounds like the only reasonable thing to do is for this thread to be moved to general
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    the power of marketing/brand. selling the same...

    the power of marketing/brand.

    selling the same cr4p to different customers at different prices.
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    Can't afford Italian? Sorry to hear that :p ...

    Can't afford Italian? Sorry to hear that :p

    Kidding aside, I've watched a documentary about suits a few years ago and apparently Hungary kicks ass. Like, a lot of good brands have their suits and...
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    primark, h&m, next, new look, all the...

    primark, h&m, next, new look, all the others...same quality. everything is made by the same underpaid bangladeshi children.
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    This. If money is not a problem for you and...

    This.

    If money is not a problem for you and you can afford it, then taking a lower paying permie job or contract paying lower rate is a viable options and very well worth considering. Can also be...
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    This year for the pandemic and in all...

    This year for the pandemic and in all organisation restructures I've experienced in my career the same thing has happened: contractors go first, then MAYBE a small number of perms go. So yes, being a...
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    The market for my skillset (UX/UI/Product design)...

    The market for my skillset (UX/UI/Product design) seems to be shutting down for the year.

    I didn't remember the recruitment process for permanent roles to be this bad and long when I was a permie....
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    I spoke too early. In a super quick turn of...

    I spoke too early.

    In a super quick turn of events, I got offered a 6 months contract at an old client. The rate is far from spectacular but the work is easy and I liked the place last time I was...
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    You may want to pay more attention from now on,...

    You may want to pay more attention from now on, then.

    Despite being called contractorUK, you'll find that in here there are just as many permies are there are contractors. It's also very...
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    contracts? I thought we were talking about...

    contracts? I thought we were talking about permanent jobs....well, I surely was.

    does it happen to you often to read something but understand the opposite? maybe it's just not your day. Just relax.
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    Another time when you don't understand and just...

    Another time when you don't understand and just jump to conclusions...:rolleyes:

    Throughout my career I applied for I'd say around 10 permie roles for non banking companies: got job offers from 2...
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    Retail. One time, as a permie who wanted to...

    Retail.

    One time, as a permie who wanted to move out of banking, I applied for a permanent role in a non banking company. The recruitment agency I applied through (so, not sure if I can believe it...
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    Throughout my career I've worked in banking both...

    Throughout my career I've worked in banking both as permie and as a contractor and I can't really say I enjoyed my time in such industry, but personally I found it so difficult to move away from it....
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    How did you do this year?

    Usually would start this thread later on in the year, but given I'm done for 2020, here it is.

    How has your 2020 been so far? How many days have you invoiced/are you on track to invoice? More or...
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    So painfully slow. A few times I received...

    So painfully slow.

    A few times I received interview invites for roles I completely forgot having applied for. I'm talking about 3 months after I had applied...

    To avoid that, I keep a...
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    It depends on your skillset. Given you haven't...

    It depends on your skillset. Given you haven't had much luck in your search for contracts, I take it your skills are not that niche, in which case looking for permanent roles as well will open up...
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    yes okay but the fact that boris johnson is prime...

    yes okay but the fact that boris johnson is prime minister says more about the british electorate than the man itself.

    also says a lot about the competition (read corbyn).
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    and it will be entirely because of REMAINERS

    and it will be entirely because of REMAINERS
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    A quick search on jobserve for my skillset...

    A quick search on jobserve for my skillset returned around 10 relevant contract job opportunities posted within the last 7 days in the whole UK. Half of them at least are just for cv harvesting (same...
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    That's what I meant. People who know how to dress...

    That's what I meant. People who know how to dress don't wear the collar outside the sweater...they tuck it in.
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    I'd never hire someone who wears the shirt collar...

    I'd never hire someone who wears the shirt collar outside the sweater, unless I was hiring a gardener.
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    One slightly positive thing about the OP's...

    One slightly positive thing about the OP's situation is that he hasn't taken the contract yet, so even if he takes the contract, switches to inside ir35 comes april, and gets investigated by hmrc,...
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