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  1. Thread: DOOM: SAGE

    by TwoWolves
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    We are seeing house price articles going every...

    We are seeing house price articles going every which way.

    Average house price soars to record GBP323,530 as sellers cash in on demand during stamp duty holiday | Daily Mail Online

    Who knows...
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    Why do you think Sunak left a glittering...

    Why do you think Sunak left a glittering Financial Services career to work in the Treasury? Public service? :laugh:laugh:laugh
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    Once the outsourcing really takes off people will...

    Once the outsourcing really takes off people will cool on the idea of remote working.

    Google has already started pushing a lot of work to Poland.

    Management will always find a way to ruin...
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    IR35 is starting to bite.

    IR35 is starting to bite.
  5. Thread: Boomish

    by TwoWolves
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    well, an "inside scope" is a 50% cut so as long...

    well, an "inside scope" is a 50% cut so as long as it ain't that you are still a winner.
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    The former is me. I quit Investment Banking...

    The former is me. I quit Investment Banking because of it but there are middle-path solutions.
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    Because most are hired via private-sector...

    Because most are hired via private-sector contractor bodies.
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    It's a similar story throughout most of the...

    It's a similar story throughout most of the public sector.

    The few projects that do make it are entirely contractor driven which is why IR35 is going to have a considerable impact on this sector,...
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    That'll never pass my lips.

    That'll never pass my lips.
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    Well, how many freelancers & their families are...

    Well, how many freelancers & their families are there? Did they think we would ever vote Conservative again?

    Sunak seems to be working towards a future where there is never another Conservative...
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    Everything is pointing towards a stagflationary...

    Everything is pointing towards a stagflationary future.
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    ... and still they rollout IR35!

    ... and still they rollout IR35!
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    Their bread is probably the only edible item they...

    Their bread is probably the only edible item they sell, it's the processed fillings and rotting salad that smells so badly. Mind you, I bake my own bread and make my own sandwiches when visiting...
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    I've never actually set foot in a Subway sandwich...

    I've never actually set foot in a Subway sandwich shop.

    I got as far as the threshold but the nauseating aroma of cheap nosh made me retch so badly that hunger was clearly a much better option.
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    My daughter loved that exhibit. That is a shame;...

    My daughter loved that exhibit. That is a shame; museums are set to become empty indoctrination centres.
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    This is not the first time that a whole industry...

    This is not the first time that a whole industry has been destroyed by the British Government and it won't be the last.

    Let's not kid ourselves that we will be missed, everyone will get poorer,...
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    Our local fishmonger is excellent... all their...

    Our local fishmonger is excellent... all their supply is from a Spanish supplier.

    (BTW we moved away from hometown 30 years ago)
  18. I don't think it's anything you're doing. From...

    I don't think it's anything you're doing.

    From what I'm hearing clients are being quite nervous at the moment, doubly so with contract hires. They are approaching agencies with project headcounts...
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    I grew up by a fishing port. When I was a lad...

    I grew up by a fishing port.

    When I was a lad the fishmongers were full of a wide variety of wonderful fish, super fresh and tasty. The EU arrived and all the fishermen disappeared, the port lost...
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    I sincerely hope not, he was the man who...

    I sincerely hope not, he was the man who pressured the PM and every anti-IR35 MP into supporting its introduction for next spring. He's had his arms twisted on every policy to cope with the COVID...
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    We are going into the office tomorrow for the...

    We are going into the office tomorrow for the first time since March. It's a design meeting.

    I expect we will now continue on a twice a month basis or something like that.

    I'm near to...
  22. BTL has distorted the market, the DSS crowd even...

    BTL has distorted the market, the DSS crowd even worse. Nobody loves you guys and they are going to throw you under the same bus as the contractors. Red Tory government; what did you expect?

    I...
  23. It's the end of an era, may God bless you on your...

    It's the end of an era, may God bless you on your way.

    I'm still holding the colours but I don't know how much longer I can last.

    Adieu.
  24. The chancellor is a creature from Goldman Sachs....

    The chancellor is a creature from Goldman Sachs. Whatever happens, it will be to enrich his masters and will have nothing to do with fairness, law or what is best for the nation.
  25. Thread: Priti Patel

    by TwoWolves
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    I've been using a lot of hire cars over the last...

    I've been using a lot of hire cars over the last five years to work with various clients. They are usually delivered by drivers who are recent migrants to this country and I always ask them...

    1)...
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    Most gigs have had one day a week or more WFH...

    Most gigs have had one day a week or more WFH over the last ten years, this is the first time it's been 100%.

    I love it, no struggling to make small talk with office drones, no commute and top IT...
  27. Surely the lack of body-heat would have alerted...

    Surely the lack of body-heat would have alerted any professional?

    Deserved to serve time for that.

    "Dopple-dong", hmmmm. Next forum I sign-up to I'm using that as a handle.
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    Sock Puppets: How the government lobbies itself...

    Sock Puppets: How the government lobbies itself and why — Institute of Economic Affairs

    It's the government talking to itself again. The only person they listen too.
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    The sad thing about most good movies is that it...

    The sad thing about most good movies is that it was entirely an accident.
  30. I've written this awesome Helm chart to...

    I've written this awesome Helm chart to orchestrate my weekend BBQ on Kubernetes.

    If it rains I just tear it down and go back to snoozing in the armchair while the kids cry themselves to sleep.
    ...
  31. Thread: Bankers

    by TwoWolves
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    "Ayanda Capital" The GBP5.5bn PPE scandal that...

    "Ayanda Capital"

    The GBP5.5bn PPE scandal that goes to the core of government incompetence - and that's just for starters | The Canary
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    They really do think you are their permie. You...

    They really do think you are their permie. You are their permie, but without rights.

    I just got back from Mallorca. The client asked if I had a nice time.
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    A neighbour of ours has just put his house on the...

    A neighbour of ours has just put his house on the market. After three years there he's selling because his wife has lost her job and they depend on two incomes to pay the mortgage, despite having a...
  34. The economy is so broken here. Companies are...

    The economy is so broken here. Companies are cutting pay and house prices go up.
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    My youngest has just completed pre-school. The...

    My youngest has just completed pre-school.

    The biggest factor limiting the family size of every family we know is house prices. Houses prices in this country are mental and it's more insane every...
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    SC is quite a low clearance level. Investment...

    SC is quite a low clearance level. Investment Banks often require greater vetting levels.
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    I have a headache, darling.

    I have a headache, darling.
  38. How about we just go back to rail freight?

    How about we just go back to rail freight?
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    Pffffft. I'm turning down permie and contract...

    Pffffft.

    I'm turning down permie and contract work daily. You need the skillz.
  40. The Spanish are testing far more widely than the...

    The Spanish are testing far more widely than the British. Hence detecting more cases, outbreaks there are also more localised.

    This winter is going to be the realisation.
  41. Just got back from Spain (Mallorca) this evening...

    Just got back from Spain (Mallorca) this evening so it's two weeks quarantine for me and the family.

    Not really a problem as I'm WFH and eldest is swatting for the 11 plus.

    Everyone is using...
  42. Worked the whole time, WFH IT contractor style. ...

    Worked the whole time, WFH IT contractor style.

    It was harder than usual as I have two young children who were home the whole time getting bored, needing home-schooling.

    Now, bake all our own...
  43. I don't have a position on this but I do find it...

    I don't have a position on this but I do find it interesting how so many people take such angry viewpoints when it is clear they don't know the first thing about what they are talking about.

    And I...
  44. Thread: Wealth tax

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    New, New Labour.

    New, New Labour.
  45. Fifteen years of saying "contracting is dead",...

    Fifteen years of saying "contracting is dead", only for it to not actually be dead - yet.

    2021 might actually be it though, sadly.
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    We've been enjoying:...

    We've been enjoying: https://www.netflix.com/gb/title/80121349
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    The middle east now is nothing like in the time...

    The middle east now is nothing like in the time of Jesus. The Arab expansion of the middle ages rewrote a lot. Galilean people of the time would have looked much like Southern Italians. Jesus spent...
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    There was some other research that said that...

    There was some other research that said that immunity faded within two months and before that another that herd immunity was a myth as the virus mutates so quickly.

    Really there is a differing...
  49. The problem is they are going to start moving up...

    The problem is they are going to start moving up the value chain from here, we all know it. In a few years, Twitter will only permit a very narrow set of ideas & people so it will become the next...
  50. Thread: Boom!

    by TwoWolves
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    Get it on... ...

    Get it on...

    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/jCsAAOSwuG9ckOVC/s-l1600.jpg
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