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    I've gone for Ladymuck's suggestion. Financial...

    I've gone for Ladymuck's suggestion. Financial director approved.
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    Carpet? It took us ages to roll it up.

    Carpet? It took us ages to roll it up.
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    Where are you tax resident? And have you...

    Where are you tax resident? And have you considered setting up a Dutch ltd?

    I have worked for UK companies, via an agency from Switzerland, with my Swiss ltd. IR35 is utterly irrelevant to me,...
  4. Thread: £ 30,000

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    Should just change it so that certain professions...

    Should just change it so that certain professions are exempt. IT not being one of them - for that it should be raised to £250K. (Vote NAT)
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    Mine is L-shaped - from IKEA. We don't have a...

    Mine is L-shaped - from IKEA. We don't have a huge amount of choice here - it was either Ikea for a few £100 or something in the £1000s that still wasn't quite suitable.
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    I remember when Spring were called Myriad....

    I remember when Spring were called Myriad. :oldgit:
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    It's also what I've done if I've not been logged...

    It's also what I've done if I've not been logged into client site for a month.

    As a hiring manager, I've twice had people tell me from the off that they're not available for a specific date - one...
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    Coffee. Meet keyboard. :rollin:

    Coffee. Meet keyboard. :rollin:
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    I think I'll just ask my Financial Director...

    I think I'll just ask my Financial Director whether she's happy with it. The monitor I mean.
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    Oh I know, but...

    Oh I know, but...
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    My desk is standup, but it handles two monitors...

    My desk is standup, but it handles two monitors quite happily.

    I'm wondering if I can justify a Dell U4919DW (49", 5120 x 1440 pixels).
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    At times I have to use two different video inputs...

    At times I have to use two different video inputs at the same time. The Dell looks cool - £685 from my local supplier.
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    And a huge amount of money.

    And a huge amount of money.
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    New monitors

    I'm thinking of upgrading my two monitors. I want something that is "eye friendly". 20"-24" and at least 1920/1080 resolution. Any recommendations?

    What should I be looking for that'll make it...
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    Because Brexiters without any exceptions...

    Why?
    [/QUOTE]Because Brexiters without any exceptions whatsoever are all superbly intelligent? Only let the thickos into Europe.
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    No, it's because it's fake news. Tommy isn't a...

    No, it's because it's fake news. Tommy isn't a patriot. He's a self-obsessed, self-promoting, rather stupid, far right prat.
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    Not really. The UK isn't, officially, a secular...

    Not really. The UK isn't, officially, a secular country as there is no separation between church and state. Secularisation didn't step in until the 1960s.
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    Following the last General Election ever, you'll...

    Following the last General Election ever, you'll be lucky to be able to move to the next town without a passport. Oh, wait... Corbyn lost. Sorry. As you were.

    As for communicating with the French,...
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    Scenario 4. Confront the idiot who thought this...

    Scenario 4. Confront the idiot who thought this was a good idea in the carpark.. And 'explain' .

    Working for morons is brilliant when you kniw how to use them.
  20. No. That's child's play in comparison!

    No. That's child's play in comparison!
  21. I do. Read Yes Minister. The ministers are...

    I do. Read Yes Minister. The ministers are house-trained. There used to be continuity between cabinets - a mix of new and old hands. The old hands had the measure of the civil service and could...
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    Makes the common mistake of assuming his...

    Makes the common mistake of assuming his experience is the same as everyone else's. A certain hug-averse northerner sometimes makes that error.
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    Ah. I see. Just "left-curious".

    Ah. I see. Just "left-curious".
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    The highlighted bit is where you made your...

    The highlighted bit is where you made your mistake. The correct phrasing is "so I won't be available on this date". or "so I will have to start on...".

    From the point you asked if it was alright,...
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    Yes. Why wouldn't it? Based in the UK, Indian law...

    Yes. Why wouldn't it? Based in the UK, Indian law is irrelevant to you, and self-employed people in the UK don't have companies and issue invoices to get paid.
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    Of course. You're very cuddly. :hug: Twaddle.

    Of course. You're very cuddly. :hug:


    Twaddle.
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    Indeed. Quite intriguing. If a little too obvious...

    Indeed. Quite intriguing. If a little too obvious a liberal reflection on current times.
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    Nah. This is a vent....

    Nah. This is a vent.
    https://dictionary.cambridge.org/de/images/thumb/vent_noun_002_39990.jpg?version=5.0.65

    :igmc:
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    Been a while since I enjoyed reading anything in...

    Been a while since I enjoyed reading anything in the Guardian, but that's brilliant!

    :rollin:
  30. I sent my accounts to my accountant in the first...

    I sent my accounts to my accountant in the first week of January. He's raised some queries, which I've answered, so I expect to get them back by the end of the week, all done and dusted.
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    At renewal, negotiate a pay rise to cover the...

    At renewal, negotiate a pay rise to cover the additional costs incurred.
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    Frankly I doubt it, but I admire your optimism....

    Frankly I doubt it, but I admire your optimism. Also, your phraseology made me smile, since there are those who'd consider allowing gay marriage to be exactly perverting a whole populace.

    And...
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    I think this is probably true. Might do....

    I think this is probably true.
    Might do. Societal changes can happen very quickly. It wasn't long ago that arguing against gay marriage was acceptable. Now it's regarded as being utterly beyond the...
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    Lovely bit recently about a demon...

    <spoiler>Lovely bit recently about a demon responsible for spreading wokeness.</spoiler>

    Green Eggs and Ham has some wonderful parodies and is quite dark in places. Good family view - not just for...
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    It is an interesting graphic, but have you read...

    It is an interesting graphic, but have you read the article? There's some important caveats about this. One is that that the data has been collected over years. Some is recent, some not, so it...
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    Newspapers notwithstanding, Having lived in the...

    Newspapers notwithstanding, Having lived in the UK for my first 30 years, and in other countries for last 20, my experience is that the UK is a fairly tolerant country. My family have experienced far...
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    She might have been trying, but she failed. It's...

    She might have been trying, but she failed. It's not a valid point. Plenty of white men are aware of what ethnic minorities have to put up with. The issue is not that white men are unaware - the...
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    Whatevs. The logic seems to be "she is...

    Whatevs.

    The logic seems to be "she is non-white, she's receiving abuse, therefore it's racist", followed by "white guy says it's not racist but he's wrong by virtue of being white and male".
    ...
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    Green Eggs and Ham. The Good Place

    Green Eggs and Ham.
    The Good Place
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    The logic seems to be "she is non-white, she's...

    The logic seems to be "she is non-white, she's receiving abuse, therefore it's racist", followed by "white guy says it's not racist, therefore he's racist".

    Seems a bit weird to me. If you court...
  41. I have refused a few times to do something that...

    I have refused a few times to do something that so stupid it's actually harmful to the system. But on other times, I've issued the warning, in writing, and then done the work. In the coding there's a...
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    Sitting at home going zootlewoordle. Stubbed one...

    Sitting at home going zootlewoordle. Stubbed one of my little toes yesterday - it's all swollen and bruised so I can't put a shoe on, so can't go anywhere. But at least I've some beer in the fridge....
  43. I'd diplomatically point out it was stupid, but...

    I'd diplomatically point out it was stupid, but so long as it wasn't actually immoral, if it came between taking the money and running, and losing the contract, I for one could do with the exercise.
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    MF coming round is he? ;-)

    MF coming round is he? ;-)
  45. If you invoice personally, you'll be acting as...

    If you invoice personally, you'll be acting as sole trader. There's no issue invoicing by your limited company. I'm not sure why you're asking the question. What is your concern?
  46. Thread: Cats

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    The book is quite good though.

    The book is quite good though.
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    95% of them have. Only 5% have come to the UK...

    95% of them have. Only 5% have come to the UK since 2008. I hope that puts your mind at rest.
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    I'll be recovering from too much schnapps last...

    I'll be recovering from too much schnapps last night. Then gym this afternoon. Sunday... not much.
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    All contracts are temporary. That's what...

    All contracts are temporary. That's what contracting is about. As soon as they asked you to extend, you should have said have said that you were unavailable at the end of July - just as you would if...
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    Sounds like the same kind of guy who'd threaten...

    Sounds like the same kind of guy who'd threaten legal action when banned for behaving like a troll, on the grounds of discrimination against bipolar people.
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