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    My inbox is already getting hit with unsolicited...

    My inbox is already getting hit with unsolicited mails offering fixed-term contracts with umbrellas at permie rates. It's already started; sweat-box, zero-hour Britain with assets at eye-watering...
  2. Thread: Boomed

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    That's one big banana

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DBRRasiUwAALBi2.jpg
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    … which is the final stake through the heart of...

    … which is the final stake through the heart of contracting (or temping as it will now be known).
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    IBM depends on contractors to deliver their...

    IBM depends on contractors to deliver their projects, most of their own staff are complete numpties* that struggle with mainstream open-source technologies and the realities of commercial deadlines....
  5. Managers can't understand why someone of my...

    Managers can't understand why someone of my experience doesn't get a hard-on for back-stabbing, greasy pole climbing and office politics. Senior permies resent me fixing the problems they've been...
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    The antidote: The Gulag Archipelago,...

    The antidote:

    The Gulag Archipelago, 1918-1956: Three Volume Set: v. 3: Amazon.co.uk: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: 9780813332918: Books
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    The way to impress lady visitors is to have a...

    The way to impress lady visitors is to have a very nice and pristine bathroom with fresh towels.

    Above all, be good-looking and non-creepy. They like that.
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    This question highlights how utterly bonkers the...

    This question highlights how utterly bonkers the IR35 legislation really is.

    Whilst your operation is clearly unaffected [outside] the clients will still have to issue an SDS.

    What next, will...
  9. The Conservative party long ago decided to occupy...

    The Conservative party long ago decided to occupy the centre-left ground vacated by the Blairites, so welcome to the ongoing descent into big-government and big taxation.

    Remember this?

    Flybe...
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    Everything will be blamed on Brexit. It's no...

    Everything will be blamed on Brexit.

    It's no accident that it was the May/Hammond government that finally timetabled the private sector rollout.
  11. Douglas Murray has some sensible things to say...

    Douglas Murray has some sensible things to say about this subject...

    Harry and Meghan's embarrassing predicament - UnHerd
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    Misleading stats. More pasture has become...

    Misleading stats.

    More pasture has become forestry but unfortunately far more pasture has become urban sprawl.
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    Fake news. There is already adequate provision...

    Fake news.

    There is already adequate provision under international and British law.
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    That was a bit short; what went wrong? I...

    That was a bit short; what went wrong?

    I remained there some time, was on the floor September 2001 - watched the second plane hit on live TV monitors. Terrible times as the dot-com bubble burst.
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    I had just started a gig working on the trading...

    I had just started a gig working on the trading floor at Credit Suisse.

    There was a big hole in the department following a slew of sackings as blowback to the "flaming Ferraris" insider-trading...
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    Modern complex cloud-native systems can't be...

    Modern complex cloud-native systems can't be delivered in two years like the olden days; even quite straightforward projects look like 3-5 years. Nevertheless, IR35 rollout will make us all "temps"...
  17. Thread: 2020

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    Actually the Victorian period was a time of...

    Actually the Victorian period was a time of income distribution, rising prosperity and medical advances that lifted the standard of living for all but because it was starting from a low point modern...
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    Quite likely. I won't be losing any sleep......

    Quite likely.

    I won't be losing any sleep... "3 followers".
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    Whatever the circumstances this was always an...

    Whatever the circumstances this was always an accident without murderous intent. No good will come of the family pressing for what is clearly revenge.
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    8Kg turkey ordered from the local family butcher....

    8Kg turkey ordered from the local family butcher.

    I'll be doing all the cooking, as I do every year while the wife moans about not holidaying in the Carribean.

    Why do women always compare their...
  21. This wallflower doesn't quite seem battle ready....

    This wallflower doesn't quite seem battle ready. If he is captured by the enemy he's going to have to face a lot more than puerile hurty-words.
  22. Thread: No friends

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    There is that apex in your life where you are so...

    There is that apex in your life where you are so busy with the needs of your wife, your kids and your job/career that just simply eclipses everything else. You don't have time to hang out with mates...
  23. Thread: Bright Days

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    The economy will stabilize when the elite...

    The economy will stabilize when the elite abandons cronyism, rentiers, and corruption; stop chasing Globalization and return to Capitalism.
  24. Thread: Bright Days

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    You never substantiate anything, just vacuous...

    You never substantiate anything, just vacuous claims, and insults.

    The suffering of the '30s depression was not solely due to economic strategy but because we had no welfare state. Sooner or later...
  25. Thread: Bright Days

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    Yes I would have let them go bust because that's...

    Yes I would have let them go bust because that's how capitalism is supposed to work. New banks would have picked up the business, people would have got jobs elsewhere but most importantly the debt...
  26. Thread: Bright Days

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    All the things you are listing are a direct...

    All the things you are listing are a direct result of the banking bailouts after 2008; instigated by a Labour chancellor. It's going to take decades to fix this foolishness, regardless of political...
  27. Thread: Dark Days...

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    Raytheon and CGI are currently expanding...

    Raytheon and CGI are currently expanding ruthlessly, I suggest you try with them (perm).
  28. Ex contractors are like ex wives it seems, always...

    Ex contractors are like ex wives it seems, always hoping for ex to fail... but the day never comes.
  29. I'll settle for IR35 dead in a ditch.

    I'll settle for IR35 dead in a ditch.
  30. It's just a question of who is the least awful,...

    It's just a question of who is the least awful, as usual.
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    It's all in the damn manifesto, it's real.

    It's all in the damn manifesto, it's real.
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    If the Labour party get's into power on Friday I...

    If the Labour party get's into power on Friday I think it's pretty certain that we will effectively have a one party state that will never leave office again.

    This thesis is summarised here:
    ...
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    Oh I get it alright. More recent regulatory...

    Oh I get it alright. More recent regulatory requirements placed on financial institutions are making it very hard for banks to be flexible, the market is going to shrink - hard. In time I do think we...
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    When I started out contracting for investment...

    When I started out contracting for investment banks it was an elite pursuit. My interview was with a panel of five asking technical questions round-robin for 40 minutes.

    I answered every question...
  35. No I'm not. The Communists did not go into...

    No I'm not. The Communists did not go into retirement during Franco's tenure. In the "grown-up" world there are no good guys, you need to learn this.


    P.S. I have a Spanish wife and family over...
  36. oh boy, I can't read all this thread... it's too...

    oh boy, I can't read all this thread... it's too long.
  37. apostrophe for God's sake!

    apostrophe for God's sake!
  38. This is the problem with the winners writing...

    This is the problem with the winners writing history.

    Atrocities were committed by both sides, civil wars are like that. The Communists regularly planted bombs that killed civilians that included...
  39. Rates have been very near flat for 20 years...

    Rates have been very near flat for 20 years thanks to this, worst of all the Labour party under Blair incentivised it all.




    This is exactly what I expect the future to hold. HMRC have...
  40. Up to my eyeballs in work. They don't even want...

    Up to my eyeballs in work. They don't even want me to take Christmas off but the little ones will cry their eyes out if I ignore them so guess some WFH over the period.
  41. Stop wasting your time on social media and spend...

    Stop wasting your time on social media and spend your time improving your skill-set so you can get new contracts and earn more money.

    Man-up.
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    Didn't the Labour party actually invent IR35?

    Didn't the Labour party actually invent IR35?
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    My current client is still to make a...

    My current client is still to make a determination and I am currently negotiating with a second (who has already stated that my work will be deemed outside past April 2020) so will quite likely be...
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    Seagate are fine but make sure you get the...

    Seagate are fine but make sure you get the enterprise disks and not from China, the Thai fabs have much lower failure rates. I have never lost a disk in 30 years of trading.

    SSD is not reliable...
  45. Thread: New CEST

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    Large complex IT projects take about 3 (up to 5)...

    Large complex IT projects take about 3 (up to 5) years to deliver on average*. If companies used permies exclusively and planned to sack most of them after delivery the severance bill would be quite...
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    There is but until there is a trial, evidence...

    There is but until there is a trial, evidence presented and testimony delivered we cannot say which for sure. I wonder what is taking the authorities so long?
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    Epstein was operating an international extortion...

    Epstein was operating an international extortion racket, just because he's dead doesn't mean it's been wrapped up. Does it look like it has?

    These young women were coerced into sleeping with...
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    Much how I'd like a lovely leather back-pack for...

    Much how I'd like a lovely leather back-pack for my 3K laptop buying an expensive bag seems like a fool's errand in that you are likely to attract thieves.

    I tend to pick mid-range fabric bags...
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    What laptop have you got? The water resistance...

    What laptop have you got? The water resistance bit puzzled me.
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    Redwood has been pivotal in Conservative policy...

    Redwood has been pivotal in Conservative policy for decades, although excluded during the May regime.

    This is probably the best news we've had in a while. While I wouldn't expect a repeal it could...
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