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  1. Considering most agents spam people with jobs...

    Considering most agents spam people with jobs that don't even remotely match the recipients' CV, it's no wonder they receive hundreds of responses back.
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    Channelling their inner Iain Paisley

    Channelling their inner Iain Paisley
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    Sticky: Having discovered at 6am Monday morning in the...

    Having discovered at 6am Monday morning in the peeing rain that my car battery was dead, I called RAC (cover courtesy of my bank account) this morning for a jump start and pootled down to Kwik Fit in...
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    Breaky

    Breaky
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    £100k per contractor, per client, aggregate limit?

    £100k per contractor, per client, aggregate limit?
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    I'm going with both

    I'm going with both
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    Confirm the end date asap. Ask them, it's the...

    Confirm the end date asap. Ask them, it's the professional thing to do.

    You could turn up after your holiday but it's unlikely they'll pay you. Essentially, if your contract has a clause that...
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    Sticky: Dinner this evening was courtesy of Bugis Street...

    Dinner this evening was courtesy of Bugis Street Brasserie. A very unassuming looking place that's part of the Millennium Gloucester Hotel by Gloucester Road station but, boy, is the food good. It...
  9. So true! How I've managed to blag it all these...

    So true! How I've managed to blag it all these years is a mystery
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    There are other gases that have a more harmful...

    There are other gases that have a more harmful effect on global warming. Methane is one and there's at least one other but I can't remember at the moment. If we all went meat free and stopped...
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    TFA! No idea. HWMBO is visiting so no doubt...

    TFA!

    No idea. HWMBO is visiting so no doubt there will be nice dinner and cocktails somewhere along the line

    And your good self?
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    That's the toiletries they have in Malmaison...

    That's the toiletries they have in Malmaison hotels
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    I saw that programme. It was really quite...

    I saw that programme. It was really quite interesting.


    It's annoying how different councils have different recycling policies. HWMBO's council accepts foil and has food waste composting. Mine...
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    Sticky: Never had this happen fortunately and always...

    Never had this happen fortunately and always wondered what I'd do! I know I'd be mightily pissed off.

    It's a bit like when you have allocated seating in the cinema and people try to move during...
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    Pants

    Pants
  16. Worst you'll get is a thanks but no thanks. Best...

    Worst you'll get is a thanks but no thanks. Best you'll get is a "ooh, handy, thank you, we agree you're outside"
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    Not all work is IR35 caught. There's still a...

    Not all work is IR35 caught. There's still a decent proportion where the engagement is on a true B2B basis. There is no need to take the approach you're thinking of if you're capable of legally...
  18. I wouldn't trust HMRC to be that clever.

    I wouldn't trust HMRC to be that clever.
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    Sticky: I thought of you as I tucked into a very tasty...

    I thought of you as I tucked into a very tasty guinea fowl for dinner last night.
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    Sticky: It's been a lovely wee visit to Bristol. Nice...

    It's been a lovely wee visit to Bristol. Nice drinks, nice food, easy to get about if a bit hilly in parts. Weather has been kind. Clear skies and sunshine all the way. A bit chilly today but it is...
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    It's utterly ridiculous to target public...

    It's utterly ridiculous to target public transport which is hailed as a solution to all known evils despite provision in the provinces being woefully inadequate. The economic realities of providing...
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    Has she been trading less than a year and so not...

    Has she been trading less than a year and so not filed any accounts? If so, then yes it's odd that HMRC have picked it up. If she has traded for longer and filed accounts then the values submitted...
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    Poll: Too scared to, I bet.

    Too scared to, I bet.
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    Sticky: A bit overhung today. Turns out Bristol has some...

    A bit overhung today. Turns out Bristol has some very good cocktail bars.
  25. Thread: Bit of a boom

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    :banana: :banana:

    :banana: :banana:
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    Banjaxed

    Banjaxed
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    Sticky: That's quite funny. Block a junction only open to...

    That's quite funny. Block a junction only open to public transport.
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    It's just a reflection of how language changes...

    It's just a reflection of how language changes over time. If we never let it evolve we'd still be speaking Chaucerian English
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    Poll: I'm only going cos I've never been before and I...

    I'm only going cos I've never been before and I can gawp at the locals and mock the way they talk before scurrying back down south muttering about rude provincial types.
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    Sticky: I ventured to the outdoors place and to the shops...

    I ventured to the outdoors place and to the shops having judged the showers done for the day. Time will tell if that assumption is correct but it didn't rain while I was out so that's a win for me!
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    Sticky: There's a new HIGNFY??

    There's a new HIGNFY??
  32. Possibly. It just stated a day rate and said...

    Possibly. It just stated a day rate and said 'Type Permanent' which makes little sense unless they're trying to say the perm salary is the equivalent of 500 p/day? :confused:
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    For the first time ever I've remembered to look...

    For the first time ever I've remembered to look at Perkbox for a voucher before buying something. Turns out the entire business account (I assume they meant the ipse account, not perkbox) has hit...
  34. Permanent post on a daily rate? Interesting...

    Permanent post on a daily rate? Interesting...
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    Sticky: Afternoon all. Had the most rubbish night's...

    Afternoon all.

    Had the most rubbish night's sleep. Went to bed at usual hour, circa 10 pm, dozed a bit and then was awake from 11.30 pm through to at least 4 am (the last time I looked at the...
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    I know, just jesting. Yes you can split...

    I know, just jesting.

    Yes you can split payments, I do it quite regularly. Split a VAT bill over two statement periods, chip away at CT by paying on account in the months leading up to the payment...
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    One of my cousins hung himself many, many years...

    One of my cousins hung himself many, many years ago in the woodlands around Woking. Found by a dog walker, IIRC. He had fallen in with a dodgy crowd and didn't see a way out.

    The girlfriend of...
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    It's a trap!

    It's a trap!
  39. :eek:

    :eek:
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    Income tax is a personal liability, not a Ltd Co...

    Income tax is a personal liability, not a Ltd Co one, IIRC.
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    Sticky: No coffee and walnut cake supplies! How does one...

    No coffee and walnut cake supplies! How does one live with such deprivation.
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    Oh yes, that's really quite common. Or enforced...

    Oh yes, that's really quite common. Or enforced leave at the end of the year.
  43. Never bought an agent anything, never will.

    Never bought an agent anything, never will.
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    Sticky: I watched the first two episodes about something...

    I watched the first two episodes about something to do with the 'science' of eugenics. The presenter being quite shocked at how it was a very popular thing in the UK in the early 1900's (if not...
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    Sticky: You peeled a pear? Fair enough.

    You peeled a pear? Fair enough.
  46. LMGTFY (https://lmgtfy.com/?q=dos+framework&iie=1)

    LMGTFY
  47. And... if you sign up for the DOS framework (DOS4...

    And... if you sign up for the DOS framework (DOS4 has just closed, but add yourself to the mailing list for next year), you can contract pretty much direct and nearly all the gigs are outside.
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    Sad times when 4k a day isn't enough You are...

    Sad times when 4k a day isn't enough

    You are Tarbie at the bookies and ICMFP
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    I'm not entirely sure such a thing exists. You...

    I'm not entirely sure such a thing exists. You may have to look at a 3G/4G dongle, depending on what it is you're doing that requires you to have such high bandwidth.
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    Written by someone called David Green and the...

    Written by someone called David Green and the first paragraph references some poll by Lord Ashcroft. The rest is behind a paywall despite trying the Google the title trick

    Northern Ireland is a...
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