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    Indeed kojak. A scam by any other name. Clearing...

    Indeed kojak. A scam by any other name. Clearing yer debts is always the priority in my book.
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    I blame the younger contractors... They are...

    I blame the younger contractors... They are worryingly upbeat about 250 a day gigs and don't mind agencies taking massive margins.

    Some of us over 40 contractors are still getting rate increases...
  3. Thread: Windows 8

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    I think if you use Classic Shell to get the start...

    I think if you use Classic Shell to get the start menu back it is a pretty good OS. Trouble is that all development effort went to the metro balls up and I never use that. Which means that I never...
  4. Eh? What planet is this happening on? Can't...

    Eh? What planet is this happening on? Can't remember last time I ever needed more than 1 phone interview and then the offer usually is made the same day. My rates are still going up as well so not...
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    :music:

    :music:
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    Been there and done that a few times this...

    Been there and done that a few times this century. Never, ever again! Not having a go though, we all have to find out for ourselves.
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    Honest answer? Only if you are getting into some...

    Honest answer? Only if you are getting into some new niche skill that will get you back contracting.

    I've done perm move a few times recently but always back to contracting. First time was...
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    Yep - no rear handles and cheaper to make people...

    Yep - no rear handles and cheaper to make people park round the front than to fix? Madness.

    I think by chipping away at a principle here and another there, then reducing the spec and then...
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    Sounds good fella. I don't do too much pedalling...

    Sounds good fella. I don't do too much pedalling these days due to work and kids but it is in my heart still. Bit of mountain biking here and there is good for the soul - and the (ever-expanding)...
  10. Thread: My lunch

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    Maybe you do.

    Maybe you do.
  11. Thread: My lunch

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    Obviously you felt it impressive enough to post!...

    Obviously you felt it impressive enough to post! My tuna sandwich did it for me though.
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    Best ever year rate-wise. Been permie/contractor...

    Best ever year rate-wise. Been permie/contractor flip-flopping to get here but rates are cock on in my new area of expertise.

    Of course now I've said that I'm going to be benched for 2012 but...
  13. Thread: My lunch

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    See that's the trouble with this country - always...

    See that's the trouble with this country - always trying to go for fine-dining pretentions to impress.

    Give me Man V Food style nosh any day. Gotta hand it to those Septics, they know what they...
  14. That would be the Wandsworth kebab shop thing,...

    That would be the Wandsworth kebab shop thing, right?
  15. Thread: Smoking

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    You need to seriously consider e-cigs (or...

    You need to seriously consider e-cigs (or vaping). I know quite a few who moved on to this and actually prefer it to real cigs.

    No carcinogens and exhale water vapour.

    Cloud 9 Vaping -...
  16. How did 'tulip' come to be used on the CUK...

    How did 'tulip' come to be used on the CUK filter? Was it just a random choice? tulip idea if you ask me.
  17. sasguru gets another pat on the back from......

    sasguru gets another pat on the back from... sasguru - praise indeed, from one fookwit to another :laugh :winker:
  18. I know if you have to explain it then it ain't...

    I know if you have to explain it then it ain't funny but... you really are a humourless cretin aren't you?
  19. :spel Could of

    :spel

    Could of
  20. The Daily Mash - Can I stay with you? Gaddafi...

    The Daily Mash - Can I stay with you? Gaddafi asks Blair
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    :rollin:

    :rollin:
  22. I seem to recall someone on here wrning of this...

    I seem to recall someone on here wrning of this outcome:

    http://forums.contractoruk.com/general/64932-oh-great-another-war.html
  23. Thread: Old bangers

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    Not a petrolhead anymore but this is brill!

    Not a petrolhead anymore but this is brill!
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    Weren't we saying that in 2001?

    Weren't we saying that in 2001?
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    You forgot: - oil wars in the middle east at...

    You forgot:

    - oil wars in the middle east at the drop of hat

    Meet the new boss, same as the old boss etc.
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    Thanks, Dim very useful - I knew you were the...

    Thanks, Dim very useful - I knew you were the only one with any sense on here.
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    Passive income

    Has anyone succesful created any 'passive income' machines?

    Been reading all the 'rich dad poor dad' stuff and '4 hour working week' gubbins recently. The rather obvious premise of these is that...
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    It takes something to be more miserable than the...

    It takes something to be more miserable than the countries that are permanently dark for half the year. We should be proud!
  29. This would never have happened under Labour...

    This would never have happened under Labour...
  30. Have I got this right - you've got a new contract...

    Have I got this right - you've got a new contract and your supposed to be buying a £1m pad to be, at best, half an hour away, for the 3 months?

    :freaky:
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    Xog, that Torygraph article basically sums up my...

    Xog, that Torygraph article basically sums up my views - interestingly not a Grauniadista lefty pinko rag.

    For a more balanced view there is this:

    The Daily Mash - Fingers crossed Libyan rebels...
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    they may be able to placate the...

    they may be able to placate the cranially-challenged Devonians with that line, however some of us have progressed to thinking for our ourselves.

    hdh bsidi :tired
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    nothing rational about our govt that start middle...

    nothing rational about our govt that start middle east wars at the drop of a hat. 3 weeks ago Khaddafi was our friend and we were doing deals with him. Funny how much more patient they can be with...
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    nothing short of an Iraq style invasion will end...

    nothing short of an Iraq style invasion will end this - which is probably being planned as we speak.

    So anyone still think this isn't a war?
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    oooh we love a good war don't we? Except that...

    oooh we love a good war don't we?

    Except that as there is no mandate for regime change there is no end game. Gadaffi plays cat and mouse for a few years until someone decides this isn't working...
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    yes, it'll be over by Christmas

    yes, it'll be over by Christmas
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    oh great - another war

    I suppose all the money we've saved this year will about pay for at least some of it.

    But it is in our national interest, hmmm wonder what that could be...
  38. Thread: Doom

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    interesting reading...

    interesting reading
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    Why should that matter? He is the criminal here...

    Why should that matter? He is the criminal here you know, what the criminal and his family feel shouldn't really matter in a normal world.

    How would he be treated if did his crime in his country...
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    He wouldn't, he'd be burnt! Obviously if we could...

    He wouldn't, he'd be burnt! Obviously if we could deport him I'd advocate that. Then burn him.
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    I would, but deportation wouldn't be an option...

    I would, but deportation wouldn't be an option then. I'd still want the fooker burnt though.
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    @thunderlizard - how would you feel if it was...

    @thunderlizard - how would you feel if it was your daughter killed? Would you still be so accommodating?
  43. What more proof of Global Warming do you need?

    What more proof of Global Warming do you need?
  44. 'This software was generated by a tool'

    It's like they knew!
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    66. Working 4 days a week from home whilst having...

    66. Working 4 days a week from home whilst having a 'double-bubble' going with another client
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    Excellent insider info there. I'd join this...

    Excellent insider info there. I'd join this microbrewery lark as a plan x if I thought there was the remotest possibility of making money out of it. Can't see it though.
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    I never trusted endowments when they were the in...

    I never trusted endowments when they were the in thing, just seemed very dodgy to me.

    I never trusted a financial adviser - how could they be doing anything other than gaining commission on what...
  48. Thread: Ruined

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    This wouldn't happen under the Tories, damn...

    This wouldn't happen under the Tories, damn Lieberals
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    Don't get too angry, you'll do yourself a...

    Don't get too angry, you'll do yourself a mischief.
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    No, yours actually threatened it. :moon:

    No, yours actually threatened it. :moon:
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