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    Sticky: It was all picked up about 8pm, thanking you...

    It was all picked up about 8pm, thanking you kindly for asking.
  2. Thread: Dr Who 2020

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    I too have just watched it and thought it quite...

    I too have just watched it and thought it quite enjoyable. Anything involving time travel is always going to be tricksy.

    Only a few episodes behind....
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    I don't think 61M is new. That's pretty much what...

    I don't think 61M is new. That's pretty much what the legislation is all about.

    The new bit was about who they go after to recover PAYE and NIC.
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    Sticky: And all done! I can go back to watching part 2 of...

    And all done! I can go back to watching part 2 of the Dr Who New Year's special
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    Sticky: Just had a call. They're 10 minutes away. Hurray,...

    Just had a call. They're 10 minutes away. Hurray, I was getting a bit peckish.
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    Sausages. Many sausages. Maybe some bacon too.

    Sausages. Many sausages. Maybe some bacon too.
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    Sticky: Exactly what we need to solve global over...

    Exactly what we need to solve global over population!
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    Sticky: Currently watching Horizon featuring Chris...

    Currently watching Horizon featuring Chris Packham getting all het up over the size of the population.

    Must admit, he did put me off visiting Sao Paulo with its 22+ million inhabitants and...
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    Sticky: :hug: Keep us posted

    :hug:

    Keep us posted
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    Sticky: Well, yes and no. Between 4pm and 9pm.

    Well, yes and no. Between 4pm and 9pm.
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    Sticky: Is it worth making some dinner while I wait, or...

    Is it worth making some dinner while I wait, or will sod and his effing law mean as soon as I'm at a critical point they will turn up?
  12. Totally agree with that. It's too much paperwork...

    Totally agree with that. It's too much paperwork and they baulked at the quote Resource Solutions gave them for doing it.

    Part of me wonders: how will HSBC (and Lloyds) police the PSC ban? It must...
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    Then why not submit a 0 days timesheet? That's...

    Then why not submit a 0 days timesheet? That's what I've always done. It confirms nothing is billable for that period rather than you just being late/forgetful/client being naff, etc.
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    Not much probably but it's the wording that's...

    Not much probably but it's the wording that's iffy.
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    All employment is going to go this way once...

    All employment is going to go this way once companies realise they can get away with this model for all their hiring requirements.
  16. I guess if we're all going to be umbrella...

    I guess if we're all going to be umbrella employees then we ought to have access to everything any other employee can get.
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    Sticky: Lunch was a toasted sesame bagel with marmite...

    Lunch was a toasted sesame bagel with marmite and, a while later, a small punnet of cherries.

    Now waiting for the charidee collection. Anytime between now and 9pm...
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    GPWM, I forgot who owns them

    GPWM, I forgot who owns them
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    First Direct used to top the charts in terms of...

    First Direct used to top the charts in terms of customer service.

    Also possibly worth looking at who is offering the most cash to move over?

    Whilst I think the challenger banks, like starling...
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    Is it whether they wipe it on the curtains or not?

    Is it whether they wipe it on the curtains or not?
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    How very interesting. I'm more interested in...

    How very interesting.

    I'm more interested in the company placing the advert - CACI - they maintain/develop a very vital piece of technology for ClientCo.
  22. Thread: New monitors

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    I have a nice large L-shape desk. Glass, not...

    I have a nice large L-shape desk. Glass, not wood. Had it now for about 16 years. All comes apart for easy transporting, can separate it into two desks if needed. Lots of space for all my tat.
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    A number of banks (the usual suspects) used to...

    A number of banks (the usual suspects) used to have policies that said a contractor couldn't be on site for more than x number of months. So, they'd all get periodically binned off and then rehired a...
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    Lesson to note: If you need something for a...

    Lesson to note:

    If you need something for a specific purpose, tell your accountant at the outset. They are not psychic!
  25. Thread: New monitors

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    Get yourself a Gold Business Amex, register for...

    Get yourself a Gold Business Amex, register for the 10% cashback offer, buy the item, settle up and cancel the card. No fee for the first year of use :)

    You can also use the membership points...
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    Just saw that :(

    Just saw that :(
  27. Thread: New monitors

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    It works really well for that. Currently doing...

    It works really well for that. Currently doing exactly that.

    I have my desktop on the right hand side of the monitor connected via HDMI and clientco laptop on the left, connected by USB-C. It's...
  28. Agreed. The Client has a strategic direction for...

    Agreed. The Client has a strategic direction for its technology services and as a Supplier you would be expected to deliver within that.
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    Separate

    Separate
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    Sticky: Hire a skip and chuck it all in?

    Hire a skip and chuck it all in?
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    Ooh...someone watched the RI Christmas Lectures :)

    Ooh...someone watched the RI Christmas Lectures :)
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    Carlos

    Carlos
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    Sticky: Morning kiddies WFH today. It's going to be...

    Morning kiddies

    WFH today.

    It's going to be a good day because some charity is coming by this afternoon to take away a load of tat that someone else can make use of. Although it doesn't look...
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    Sticky: :wave: All good here!

    :wave:

    All good here!
  35. Thread: New monitors

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    I'm really happy with my new monitor, which is a...

    I'm really happy with my new monitor, which is a single widescreen jobby that can act like two independent monitors.
    Dell U3419W

    Nearly sent it back cos it wasn't intuitive to set up but I'm...
  36. Thread: Boomed

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    :yay::banana2: Hope it's outside...

    :yay::banana2:

    Hope it's outside...
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    Sticky: Shhh....

    Shhh....
  38. Thread: Just a vent

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    My best interview was "just don't be crap"

    My best interview was "just don't be crap"
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    There will be no expenses allowance

    There will be no expenses allowance
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    A specific Ltd Co will supply the subs? Sounds...

    A specific Ltd Co will supply the subs? Sounds suss
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    Sticky: Watching Panorama about Isabel dos Santos, who...

    Watching Panorama about Isabel dos Santos, who seems to have embezzled billions out of Angola.

    Imagine my surprise when they show her London homes and they're literally around the corner from my...
  42. Ah so you've met Tarby!

    Ah so you've met Tarby!
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    Sticky: I wonder how many high scoring rounds you'll have...

    I wonder how many high scoring rounds you'll have to have before the average creeps up again
  44. Definitely supervision, direction and control...

    Definitely supervision, direction and control :rollin:
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    Ooh it's all a bit 'I, Robot' where wotsisface...

    Ooh it's all a bit 'I, Robot' where wotsisface dislikes robots cos of some accident and the wrong person was saved (in his opinion) due to programming giving cold evaluation of survivability or...
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    That's a true statement in itself but not for the...

    That's a true statement in itself but not for the reason you're surmising, I suspect
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    Just make sure you document everything, especially your evidence for your outside determination
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    Mezcal

    Mezcal
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    Bogan

    Bogan
  50. Ah so part and parcel of the organisation?

    Ah so part and parcel of the organisation?
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