Search Results - Contractor UK Bulletin Board

Search:

Type: Posts; User: caffeine man

Page 1 of 3 1 2 3

Search: Search took 0.00 seconds.

  1. Replies
    12
    Views
    230

    Its not unusual for BMW to recall cars on fire...

    Its not unusual for BMW to recall cars on fire risk. All BMW diesels from late 2013 onwards had to be recalled last year, due to fire risk from an EGR cooler. Mine went in for a scope. But...
  2. Replies
    6
    Views
    148

    I didn't think you could claim for food local to...

    I didn't think you could claim for food local to your home office. I always thought it had to be part of a trip e.g at least far enough to look like a trip to see a customer. I would have thought...
  3. Replies
    6
    Views
    148

    I hear some pubs chains are selling themselves as...

    I hear some pubs chains are selling themselves as local offices, with coffee and other food deals. Not interested myself, but something you could look in to. Heard this on the radio.
  4. Replies
    22
    Views
    438

    who is driving diesel Hondas though? I never saw...

    who is driving diesel Hondas though? I never saw many on the motorways. Probably a lot to do with Honda diesels not being very desirable with British company car drivers.

    I will be more impressed...
  5. Replies
    11
    Views
    340

    Poll: Regarding next gen. I am PS4 now. But thinking PC...

    Regarding next gen. I am PS4 now. But thinking PC next gen. Reasons for going PC are:

    *you get the Xbox games anyway
    *consoles are very expensive once you add in £50 annual Xbox live or...
  6. Replies
    11
    Views
    340

    Poll: Been on GeForce Now for a few months. It’s great...

    Been on GeForce Now for a few months. It’s great for turn based or strategy games. I am playing Battletech and Star Renegades on their at the moment.

    I am not sure how good it is for games...
  7. Replies
    591
    Views
    38,681

    I believe they do. But most people don’t keep...

    I believe they do. But most people don’t keep their phone static and turned on?


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  8. Replies
    591
    Views
    38,681

    iPhone X was the first, so they have had OLED...

    iPhone X was the first, so they have had OLED since 2017. It was only the cheap ones that kept LCD.


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  9. Replies
    58
    Views
    1,288

    Re: diversity rules. Film makers are more...

    Re: diversity rules. Film makers are more interested in profit, rather than getting academy awards


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  10. Replies
    47
    Views
    1,852

    I bought a SecretLab Titan a few months back....

    I bought a SecretLab Titan a few months back. SecretLab do official chairs for gaming tournaments, so they are designed to be comfortable and durable. I am enjoying mine so far. I got the stealth...
  11. Replies
    5,587
    Views
    962,432

    3 months notice is outrageous. That would make...

    3 months notice is outrageous. That would make moving to another permanent job difficult, never mind a contract. I dont see how they can enforce these notice periods.
  12. Replies
    5,587
    Views
    962,432

    Out of interest, which countries are any better?...

    Out of interest, which countries are any better?


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  13. Replies
    5,587
    Views
    962,432

    Probably done so the money did not go to foreign...

    Probably done so the money did not go to foreign corporations, and is used to employ a Brit.


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  14. Replies
    11
    Views
    1,295

    Gyroscope is there so that the phone knows when...

    Gyroscope is there so that the phone knows when you put the headphones down. Had that on the AirPods for a while.
  15. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,107

    White silence is violence

    I notice British press have been very quiet about Kenosha and Portland. I suspect they want to discourage the copying of BLM actions like last time.


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  16. Replies
    32
    Views
    1,107

    The white militias with rifles moved in to...

    The white militias with rifles moved in to Kenosha, and have begun shooting the kinds of people you mention. BLM have had it good for a while. One sided looting and violence. It’s going to get harder...
  17. @javadogsbody my understanding is since your...

    @javadogsbody my understanding is since your customer is the fee payer, they are responsible for your determination. You may also be exempt due to the small company rule.

    However, there is nothing...
  18. there is an exemption for small companies (below...

    there is an exemption for small companies (below a turnover of £10.2 million. Balance sheet total is no more than £5.1 million) The OP mentioned a small company customer
  19. Replies
    24
    Views
    2,957

    36” is uncommon, most are 34” at quad HD...

    36” is uncommon, most are 34” at quad HD resolution, or 32 inch at 4K resolution. Highly recommend 32” at 4K, avoid quad HD. Due to the higher pixel density at 4K, you can get more on screen e.g on a...
  20. in 20 years of contracting, seen a couple of...

    in 20 years of contracting, seen a couple of nasty situations develop from agents taking larger than expected cuts.

    1. client insisted I tell them my day rate at interview. Only happened once, but...
  21. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,313

    I experienced a 10% rate cut request, during the...

    I experienced a 10% rate cut request, during the 2008 crisis. I took it at the time, as the market was in a bad state.

    Are your skills rare enough that you could refuse the rate cut request? If...
  22. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,735

    I just bought a "Secret Lab" gaming chair. They...

    I just bought a "Secret Lab" gaming chair. They do the chairs for video game conferences. Designed for people sitting at desks, gaming all day. They have some fun options, with the range of chairs...
  23. I hope he doesn't forget about WhatsApp. All...

    I hope he doesn't forget about WhatsApp. All those WhatsApp messages, we could have been sending via pen and paper!
  24. Replies
    14
    Views
    747

    I had some Debenhams shares. Shareholders are...

    I had some Debenhams shares. Shareholders are getting nothing from this sale.
  25. waste of time. Just work out how much obesity...

    waste of time. Just work out how much obesity costs the NHS, then make fat people pay increased income tax to cover it. Personally I am fat, and would not have an issue with this(not embarrassingly...
  26. Indeed, the only high street shops that have a...

    Indeed, the only high street shops that have a chance are those that can offer an "experience" e.g dining, or a personal shopping assistant maybe, or perhaps events where fans can get together as a...
  27. I use sharesmagazine.co.uk, to look at the...

    I use sharesmagazine.co.uk, to look at the financials, and I find the RNS updates area for each stock is well laid out and easy to browse.


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  28. Replies
    14
    Views
    1,169

    A lot of agencies call these fixed term contracts...

    A lot of agencies call these fixed term contracts (FTC). You go on the payroll, and have none of the advantages of being a contractor, while not having the job security of being an employee. They...
  29. Replies
    10
    Views
    441

    Race war vs. Class war

    But the race war is the class war in disguise , as BLM has been infiltrated by the hard left. Seen BLM riots where there are more blacks in the police. Plenty of whites there rioting.


    Sent from...
  30. Replies
    40
    Views
    1,255

    Every BMW I had over the last 20 years had a...

    Every BMW I had over the last 20 years had a timing chain. Doesn’t mean the chain won’t degrade though. I stretched a timing chain on my last BMW. Fortunately under warranty, was a £2500 fix, free to...
  31. the article makes no mention of inter company...

    the article makes no mention of inter company transfers, where outsourcers can bring in Indian workers, without the worker paying tax, and they can offset the workers expenses against tax.

    Since...
  32. The part I find astonishing is the removal of the...

    The part I find astonishing is the removal of the "resident labour market test".

    What used to happen there, was that a company had to prove they could not recruit a UK resident first, before...
  33. Replies
    5,587
    Views
    962,432

    Yes, I applied for 2 inside. After the extra tax,...

    Yes, I applied for 2 inside. After the extra tax, I would be getting my minimum outside day rate, excluding expenses.


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  34. Replies
    28
    Views
    1,137

    -regarding your point about BLM US not being anti...

    -regarding your point about BLM US not being anti capitalist:

    *the BLM US CHOP zone in New York, contains graffiti stating they want to abolish capitalism at 24:18, including a Soviet style hammer...
  35. Replies
    3,926
    Views
    165,528

    Even Elon Musk thinks Tesla shares are over...

    Even Elon Musk thinks Tesla shares are over valued. Investors will be suing him over it.


    302 Moved


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  36. Replies
    5,587
    Views
    962,432

    All I see is Schmidt blaming trump, for the...

    All I see is Schmidt blaming trump, for the problems brought on by Covid.

    Most countries are suffering. Only New Zealand seemed to have a good response, and they had an extra month to think about...
  37. Replies
    5,587
    Views
    962,432

    Eye tests are getting expensive. My local...

    Eye tests are getting expensive. My local optician sent a letter offering £60


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  38. Replies
    79
    Views
    1,898

    Drained battery should not be an issue. Most...

    Drained battery should not be an issue. Most modern cars have a USB cable connection . If not buy a cigarette adapter .


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  39. Replies
    5,587
    Views
    962,432

    In my experience long IT contracts are not that...

    In my experience long IT contracts are not that rare. Done a 4.5 year one myself. Met another contractor on a 6 year one. Its not been common for me recently, I left the 4.5 year in 2012, and not...
  40. Replies
    161
    Views
    3,554

    I am not sure the Swedish response of "no...

    I am not sure the Swedish response of "no lockdown" has had a better outcome. High levels of infection , to the point where other countries e.g Norway, will not allow Swedish people to travel there....
  41. Replies
    161
    Views
    3,554

    It is not known if immunity to Covid lasts very...

    It is not known if immunity to Covid lasts very long, making a Vaccine usefulness unknown, even if one was available.
  42. Replies
    95
    Views
    2,694

    The autopsy described heart failure as the cause...

    The autopsy described heart failure as the cause of death, due to his poor heart health. It is not confirmed he was strangled to death by the cop, despite the simple conclusions people draw from the...
  43. Replies
    11
    Views
    2,146

    Useful to know about. Also worth trying...

    Useful to know about. Also worth trying Eurocarparts.com if you want a parts list and ordering in the UK, although ECP do not have the technical manuals. ECP allow you to put in your registration for...
  44. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,786

    Article 1 “ I could spend more on food, but the...

    Article 1 “ I could spend more on food, but the cats have to be fed” so you are struggling for food, but you have multiple pets.....


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  45. Replies
    3,926
    Views
    165,528

    If people are prepared to risk their lives for a...

    If people are prepared to risk their lives for a pair of trainers, maybe retail will not be as bad as I thought. Surely you could order trainers online.


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK...
  46. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,786

    People on benefits should be given a food card,...

    People on benefits should be given a food card, that only allows them to buy food. No alcohol, fags, drugs, gambling, pets etc. I often think, why the **** do people on benefits have lots of pets
    ...
  47. Replies
    61
    Views
    1,786

    Child food insecurity in the UK

    You don’t give people benefits unless they are fitted with a contraceptive coil. Nobody on benefits should be allowed to breed. Removal of the coil while on benefits would be a criminal offence.

    ...
  48. If you are asking that question, you may as well...

    If you are asking that question, you may as well ask “ what is the point of watching TV?”


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  49. Worth having the new consoles if you want 4K...

    Worth having the new consoles if you want 4K games though. I bought a curved 4K monitor recently.


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
  50. So you have a choice of buying a console that...

    So you have a choice of buying a console that looks like a WiFi router, or one that looks like a mini fridge. Take your pick


    Sent from my iPhone using Contractor UK Forum
Results 1 to 50 of 103
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3