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    And deboomed -potential client that I signed...

    And deboomed -potential client that I signed contract for has meeting with their client, who have put all roles on hold.

    I'd have put off renewing insurances, not have had contract renewed if I'd...
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    Signed contract today, start date moved back as...

    Signed contract today, start date moved back as waiting for laptop to be shipped to me.
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    Like most people my skills have been honed over...

    Like most people my skills have been honed over the years... no way I can teach everything I know in a short period of time.

    End of the day, act professional at all times unless you're prepared...
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    Well, fully remote so more likely sprawled on...

    Well, fully remote so more likely sprawled on bed,,,,
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    Tentative boom. Agent I've nearly worked with...

    Tentative boom.

    Agent I've nearly worked with before rang up with a gig. I'll be honest, it's not great rate but something is better than nothing, would rather get income than not. Just in...
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    Which means do whatever you have to and get...

    Which means do whatever you have to and get through the immediate period and then kerching when outsourced to India projects inevitably **** up and they need people to fix the tulip... remember which...
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    He also can't wear a face mask...

    He also can't wear a face mask...
  8. At a guess, data analysis of skills, contract /...

    At a guess, data analysis of skills, contract / salary expectations so they can then advise clients to pay far below that as they can provide Indian skilled IT staff at a fraction of the cost of evil...
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    Reading that, seems only problem was agent not...

    Reading that, seems only problem was agent not getting back to you?

    What is the expectation - recruiter speaks to client, client realises you're so great that they'll change their minds on travel?...
  10. "Hi, my name is XXX from a recruitment...

    "Hi, my name is XXX from a recruitment company..."

    Think they are starting to realise we're onto them. He didn't like it when I pointed out I refuse to talk to someone unwilling to give me their...
  11. Nah, the one you want is Consultant. Farm work...

    Nah, the one you want is Consultant.

    Farm work off on junior doctors, turn up 45 minutes late because you want to drive your daughter to work ( wife's consultant did that all the time ), be...
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    Met one account manager agenty things during a...

    Met one account manager agenty things during a gig - he came to visit from London. Typical pinstripe suited geezer... "Yeah guys, you've done a great job,they want to extend you... I'll take you out...
  13. Thread: Hightekers

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    Hightekers

    Anyone heard of them?

    Had an approach on linkedin, seems to be umbrella company type thing but also billing itself as a network of "high tech experts"?

    Companies House search led to a...
  14. Who could possibly not want to work at HMRC?

    Granted perm role but jeez louise...

    Glad I avoid ps roles.

    https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/?currentJobId=2181774144&pivotType=jymbii

    "Oh yeah you'll be working in Bristol btw but spend...
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    A framework being on github doesn't mean that...

    A framework being on github doesn't mean that framework is in widespread use and needs to be learned. Understanding fundamentals is key.

    Agile "non-sense"? Really? Care to quantify your view?...
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    It can be difficult to gain traction with a total...

    It can be difficult to gain traction with a total switch of focus. You'd have a better view of where best to segue into I guess, but maybe scrum master / product owner type things?
  17. Companies can't invest in premium bonds, can...

    Companies can't invest in premium bonds, can they? Thought it was only individuals.
  18. Then approach client to get it updated or get new...

    Then approach client to get it updated or get new contract for this extra work.
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    Sounds like they are wary of contractors quitting...

    Sounds like they are wary of contractors quitting ASAP for some strange reason.
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    Email, recorded delivery or standard post? If...

    Email, recorded delivery or standard post?

    If standard post, well, you've not received it yet...
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    Just takes the 1 gig to come through and gravy...

    Just takes the 1 gig to come through and gravy...
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    Clearly you scared them with your perfectness.

    Clearly you scared them with your perfectness.
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    They are paying you a rate for your skillset, not...

    They are paying you a rate for your skillset, not to cover travel... client extracting piss as a result of covid shocker.

    EDIT: Since not clear, anything is better than nothing in this market. If...
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    Had phone call from potential client yesterday -...

    Had phone call from potential client yesterday - low rate but short term so some income and would take me up to point when market hopefully improves further.

    Went well, then got call later -...
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    It entirely depends what the string manipulation...

    It entirely depends what the string manipulation you're asked to show is... concatenating strings? Replacing characters in strings? Comparing strings? Formatting strings?

    Those kinda things are...
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    Choose any language? Cool, I'll use pseudo code. ...

    Choose any language? Cool, I'll use pseudo code. What is the point of string manipulation, tree traversal... how often do you write code explicitly doing that? If people are going to insist on...
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    Given it's a B2B relationship, contractor X...

    Given it's a B2B relationship, contractor X representing Ltd company B would thus receive full disclosure if they asked client A for a full list of companies they've engaged with along with dates?
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    I always get a bad feeling when "employment...

    I always get a bad feeling when "employment history" check requested.

    When engaging a company to provide a service such as cleaning toilets, do they check every client of that company? Of course...
  29. Or not.

    Or not.
  30. I just have a contact "Indians" and add the...

    I just have a contact "Indians" and add the numbers to that.
  31. I find it more amusing to play with them for a...

    I find it more amusing to play with them for a bit. Same with all those Indian "Microsoft technicians" telling me I've an issue with widows, just need to get them to look into it. Strung one along...
  32. Lol, had call from someone from them yesterday. ...

    Lol, had call from someone from them yesterday.

    Low rate but short term, needs must etc.

    He asked how I was finding the market, I said a fair few jobs advertised but most were fakes, the old...
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    Indeed, some contractors I once worked with were...

    Indeed, some contractors I once worked with were open in that it was their only ever gig - when returning home were buying a hotel.
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    Yeah, at £400 a day... I couldn't afford to keep...

    Yeah, at £400 a day... I couldn't afford to keep paying her to do the job.
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    "BEING A RECRUITER IS THE HARDEST JOB IN THE...

    "BEING A RECRUITER IS THE HARDEST JOB IN THE WORLD.

    No, seriously. Because

    Unlike any other sales job,

    you’re selling something that can decide not to be sold.

    Or sell themselves to...
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    Tbh, some contractors aren't much better. This...

    Tbh, some contractors aren't much better. This popped up on my timeline...

    "APPRECIATION OF HEADHUNTERS, RECRUITERS AND RECRUITMENT AGENCIES

    A few months ago I commented about appreciating...
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    Don't forget you need to deal with pimps who...

    Don't forget you need to deal with pimps who posting their endless "Ohhh, everyone has to be nice to each other, why I bought a homeless person a coffee and lo and behold he magically happened to...
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    Won't somebody think of the agents?

    Won't somebody think of the agents?
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    You seem a tad chippy. If you're going back to...

    You seem a tad chippy.

    If you're going back to do exactly the same work but have changed only the way service is provided, ie going from employee-employer to client - ltd company then you'll be...
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    Where to start? 1) Going perm to contractor...

    Where to start?

    1) Going perm to contractor and doing same role is inside IR35 and quite frankly the entire reason IR35 came in.
    2) View on VAT seems naive but tbh I get the impression you would...
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    Not to mention constant reference to salary;...

    Not to mention constant reference to salary; probably just a slip of the tongue rather than a permietractor who imo have triggered all these reforms.
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    Some clients I've been at, they sound a perfect...

    Some clients I've been at, they sound a perfect fit.
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    End to end app? Several hours? Sod that. Check...

    End to end app? Several hours? Sod that. Check published code on my Github if you want to know my development chops...
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    Yeah, but don't forget you get to reside in,...

    Yeah, but don't forget you get to reside in, errm, Swansea. Who could possibly turn that down ( apart from anyone with a brain cell )?
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    Turning tricks would be one way of making the...

    Turning tricks would be one way of making the cash - concurrent contracts too.
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    I know clients are trying to drive rates down,...

    I know clients are trying to drive rates down, even for perms, but this is massively below minimum wage!

    "Java Developer
    Sanderson Recruitment
    Swindon (SN1)
    £45 - £55 per annum + plus benefits"...
  47. Thanks for the clarification. I learn something...

    Thanks for the clarification. I learn something new every day... I always viewed the word "interim" as "temporary". I suppose you must have a fine tightrope to walk though, given the work would...
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    Surely it should be "discourage companies from...

    Surely it should be "discourage companies from outsourcing more and more work to independents" in the UK as they clearly don't seem to care that work will be offshored.
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    You may not GAS Others may well GAS. Just...

    You may not GAS

    Others may well GAS.

    Just sayin' like... :wave:
  50. It's not really that complicated - use personal...

    It's not really that complicated - use personal account on own laptop, work account on company laptop. Friends, contacts know they won't get hassled by agents from me.

    Putting "interim" is kinda...
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