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    Experiences with GSA Techsource?

    I've just landed a contract with Dimension Data Services but it's through a sub- agent called GSA Techsource. Anyone had experience dealing with these agencies? Good? Bad?
  2. Sticky: Update... still no progress. I've resorted to...

    Update... still no progress. I've resorted to applying for really low paid contracts i.e c£100+ a day and not even getting a sniff of a phone call or interview there! Granted they've not been...
  3. Sticky: Never a truer word spoken....

    Never a truer word spoken....
  4. Sticky: What's the biggest drop you've taken compared to...

    What's the biggest drop you've taken compared to your usual daily rate and how have do you explain away such a long time on the bench at interviews?
  5. Sticky: I'm getting close and I've never known stress...

    I'm getting close and I've never known stress like this either. Each day that passes is another day closer to the zero mark. It's mentally draining at times just trying not to worry or think about...
  6. Sticky: [QUOTE=simes;2638855]I kept the company alive by...

    [QUOTE=simes;2638855]I kept the company alive by doing telemarketing and having all sums paid into the LtdCo.../QUOTE]

    How did you manage that? Aren't telemarketing jobs largely PAYE? Also what...
  7. Sticky: Spoke to a recruitment consultant today and he...

    Spoke to a recruitment consultant today and he said that his team haven't been receiving as many contracts from clients as normal due to companies "being cautious about hiring because of Brexit". Not...
  8. Sticky: No, I won't be. I've accounted for tax and the...

    No, I won't be. I've accounted for tax and the loan already so taking the loan out again after 31 days sounds like a viable option. The only outstanding payment will be for POA - personal tax to...
  9. Sticky: So the 31 days starts from the day you pay the...

    So the 31 days starts from the day you pay the loan back rather than from the date it is due?
  10. Sticky: I've heard that too. Worth looking into... seems...

    I've heard that too. Worth looking into... seems to be no end of UX researcher/ designer roles out there as well.
  11. Sticky: War chest Almost Depleted and Getting Desperate

    After having a second long stint on the bench in 2 years I have about 2 months left in the warchest and am incredibly stressed about what the next 4 weeks hold. I'm trawling job sites daily, and...
  12. Will check CAS out - sounds like a good option....

    Will check CAS out - sounds like a good option. As long as they're not too far from client site to travel in to. I'm a London virgin so the less travel time between spots the better:happy
  13. Advanced train tickets for £10! Seriously? How...

    Advanced train tickets for £10! Seriously? How far in advance? A quick check on prices and the cheapest returns from Manchester to London 2 weeks in advance were around £200. Prices dropped a bit...
  14. I've been checking out airbnbs (not sharing)...

    I've been checking out airbnbs (not sharing) against staying in hotels. The crafty thing is that they seem a cheaper option until cleaning and service fees are added. I'm thinking for the sake of a...
  15. ....and this is the problem ChimpMaster. Being...

    ....and this is the problem ChimpMaster. Being in my late 30's, I have not had to share with strangers since being at Uni which won't help towards driving costs down but the prospect of sharing a...
  16. Client base is near Chancery Lane, Holborn. Not...

    Client base is near Chancery Lane, Holborn. Not the cheapest....
  17. Would you rather work closer to home for 30% less money than staying away from home?

    I'm based in Manchester and have the offer of 2 gigs: One in London, which would mean with accommodation/food/travel leaves me with a day rate of 15% less than what I would normally work for (that's...
  18. Would You take a gig that's 20% less than your usual day rate to avoid the bench?

    Just asking....

    I've had a couple off long breaks over the last 3 years and coming to the end of my current contract which is only 3 months. Last time I made the mistake of being rather picky and...
  19. What is the General View on Leaving A Contract Early With Notice?

    I am 2 months into a 6 month contract (renewed after having done 3 months). The rates ok but the work I have moved onto doing has not turned out to be what I was expecting, as well as being pulled...
  20. Have You Ever Taken A Contract Well Below Your Skillset/Level? Would You Do It Again?

    Been on the bench for 2 and a half months and after previously having a long stint off before my last contract due to a serious illness, I only have enough cash to keep me going for about 3 months...
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