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    That’s OK. My experience is that over the last 20...

    That’s OK. My experience is that over the last 20 years, I have taken roles through < 10 agents.
    Of those, 1 I took to court for not paying up, so they don’t speak to me any more (their loss :D ). 2...
  2. Thread: Friday 13th

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    Next one... the 3 day week for electricity Any...

    Next one... the 3 day week for electricity

    Any idea which party brought that in? Hint: it started on 1st January 1974.
    Any idea?
    Would it be the Ted Heath Tory government who brought it in?
    Did...
  3. Thread: Friday 13th

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    Interesting that you quote the inflation rate for...

    Interesting that you quote the inflation rate for 1974.
    It was 16% in 1973 under Ted Heath (Tory)
    It went up to 24% in 1974 under Ted Heath (Tory) who then called a snap general election, believing...
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    Sticky: Monday week.

    Monday week.
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    Most of my roles are unadvertised, but I haven’t...

    Most of my roles are unadvertised, but I haven’t got the roles because I randomly uploaded my CV on a job site or agent site.
    It’s because I’ve spoken to agents and then sent in my CV.

    Then what...
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    Sticky: Plumber has been, normal hot water is restored.

    Plumber has been, normal hot water is restored.
  7. Thread: Brexit news!

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    You’d need to ask the remoaning Korbynites who...

    You’d need to ask the remoaning Korbynites who write the articles for the Wail.
  8. There’s a risk in it, sure. But maybe the first...

    There’s a risk in it, sure. But maybe the first question is: why do you need to remortgage?
    Secondly, are you running your own Ltd, or through an umbrella?
    How much money is in your war chest?...
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    I’d almost never apply by uploading my CV...

    I’d almost never apply by uploading my CV (JobServe, agency site, other)

    I’d normally pick up the phone, talk to a person, get that person’s email address and send them my CV by email. Then follow...
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Murky out but warmer than...

    Morning all :wave:

    Murky out but warmer than the last couple of days. A pleasant 5km walk being the highlight of the day so far.
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    No, she’s turning in her grave. As for the...

    No, she’s turning in her grave.

    As for the rest of the post, there are some on here who would vote Tory (or further right) no matter what. Their argument is “But they are better than the other...
  12. Thread: FactcheckCUK

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    You need your head felt if you think I meant...

    You need your head felt if you think I meant phrenologist.
  13. Thread: FactcheckCUK

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    You must give me the name of your oculist.

    You must give me the name of your oculist.
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    Sticky: Baked cod with a panko crust and cauli cheese for...

    Baked cod with a panko crust and cauli cheese for dinner. (all made from scratch)
    Well, that’s what it will be when it’s cooked.

    So time for another episode of Giri/Haji while The Wife (tm) is at...
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    Thanks - that would explain why, when I went onto...

    Thanks - that would explain why, when I went onto their site a few weeks ago it had only a very few products.

    Now where do we go to get low-cost lights?
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    Sticky: Back from shopping. The postman was walking past...

    Back from shopping. The postman was walking past our house as I pulled up. He offered to help carry the shopping in for me.
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    Sticky: Just taken delivery of 20 x 3l cans of Elanthy...

    Just taken delivery of 20 x 3l cans of Elanthy olive oil - not all for us, but if you buy > 15 you get a big discount so we buy and then supply a few friends and neighbours.
    Also took delivery of a...
  18. Thread: FactcheckUK

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    Is every deliberate lie, deliberate mislead and...

    Is every deliberate lie, deliberate mislead and scam they try to pull OK in your book, cause they’re just another joke?

    £350million? Not a lie, a wind up.
    Easiest deal in history? A wind up....
  19. Thread: Boris V Jeremy

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    According to “FactCheckUK” on twitter, Boris was...

    According to “FactCheckUK” on twitter, Boris was the absolute winner last night, everything he said was 100% true and everything Corbyn said was 100% lies.
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    What about those who change party colours because...

    What about those who change party colours because they are kicked out of their own party for daring to disagree with its leader?
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: The Wife (tm) is off up...

    Morning all :wave:

    The Wife (tm) is off up north* this morning to deliver a course, so I’m now wide awake.




    * Potters Bar
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    Is that per week? Before deductions? They...

    Is that per week?
    Before deductions?

    They should put it on the side of a bus.
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    ..There's always one who has to turn every thread...

    ..There's always one who has to turn every thread into a love-in for our glorious Tory leader...
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    Happy International Mens Day.

    Yes, it's today for all the knuckle draggers who post on 8th March asking why we don't have one.
  25. If you read the rules around vetting, no that...

    If you read the rules around vetting, no that shouldn't be a problem. Fill out the form honestly then sit back and wait - nothing else you can do.
    It's worth noting that in the UK we don't call them...
  26. Thread: Word associations

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    Pipe

    Pipe
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    Duck (tm)

    Duck (tm)
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    Yes, used to be OI. Have spoken to them many...

    Yes, used to be OI. Have spoken to them many times over the last couple of decades but never worked through them.
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Still some frost on parts...

    Morning all :wave:

    Still some frost on parts of the lawn. Just watching the guineas being chased by the chickens, it's more entertaining than most of the output on channel 5.
  30. Jo Swinson probably has the smallest penis.

    Jo Swinson probably has the smallest penis.
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    Sticky: You could create a Private Message and add links...

    You could create a Private Message and add links to your important posts

    or (BAD ADVICE)
    Create a sockie who likes the important ones (but never posts anything), then you just need to log in to...
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    Sticky: Tree dug up (but not replanted yet) I've...

    Tree dug up (but not replanted yet)
    I've currently left it on the top lawn so the chickens can pick all he worms out of the soil around the roots. That will also make it easier to remove the ground...
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    There's a lot of similarities.

    There's a lot of similarities.
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    One for the list: The Boring Talks There's...

    One for the list: The Boring Talks

    There's only about 40 episodes, each is around 15 minutes long and consists of someone talking about something they find fascinating that others might find...
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    Sticky: Plumber booked for tomorrow :) That means the hot...

    Plumber booked for tomorrow :) That means the hot water will be coming off the boiler again.
    When I spoke to him, he asked me to do a quick check and was immediately able to diagnose the fault -need...
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Pleasant walk earlier, but...

    Morning all :wave:

    Pleasant walk earlier, but an ever-growing job list that now has a deadline.
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    Ah, bless. I knew there had to be something...

    Ah, bless.

    I knew there had to be something going on that meant admin could afford to pay me the rate I’m on.
  38. Thread: Weekend Thread

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    Kalsarikänni, start to Finnish. That's my...

    Kalsarikänni, start to Finnish.

    That's my plans for the weekend.
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    The needle returns to the start of the song and...

    The needle returns to the start of the song and we all sing along like before.
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    Having watched this week's Apprentice, here's my...

    Having watched this week's Apprentice, here's my take:

    Finland...
    ...visit once, you'll come again.
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    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/welcome-faqs/...

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/welcome-faqs/



    Most of the responses have been serious, with follow-up questions.
    So far you have appeared disingenuous. Make us change our minds that you...
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    1. You don't have a contract 2. You haven't set...

    1. You don't have a contract
    2. You haven't set up a Ltd or gone with an umbrella
    3. You make long, convoluted posts, but avoid giving straight answers to simple questions.

    If it wasn't my month...
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    My wife and I have decided we don't want kids. ...

    My wife and I have decided we don't want kids.

    We're going to tell them this evening.
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    Moved to General. The other parts of the forum...

    Moved to General.

    The other parts of the forum are for serious discussion. People may read this thread and think it's genuine.
  45. The agent (if they exist) might not be lying The...

    The agent (if they exist) might not be lying
    The contract (if it exists) might not require SC
    And the way things are going, someone might not exist on here much longer
  46. It doesn't, that's why he's avoiding the...

    It doesn't, that's why he's avoiding the question.

    He hasn't signed a contract.

    Perhaps I'll start moving other thread to general?
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    Allegedly they are going to fund it from taxing...

    Allegedly they are going to fund it from taxing Amazon, etc.
    To which the Tory response was "you can't do that or every big business will leave the UK"

    So, the official Tory policy is tax small...
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    Way back in the early days of that lot, the mod...

    Way back in the early days of that lot, the mod team wasn't the same team it is now ;). Remember when MF was a mod?
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    It's a pedantic thing, I think. What he's...

    It's a pedantic thing, I think.

    What he's saying is that it comes out of the money paid to you by the brolly. It's the only place it could come from.
    So, let's say the brolly gets £5,000 from the...
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    He's not Gricer/Malcolm etc.

    He's not Gricer/Malcolm etc.
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