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  1. Are there a lot of people who work in IT that have weird personality disorders?

    Yes Im WFH and bored.....

    30 years in the business and I'd say definitely....

    Over the years, I've encountered some nice people, and some downright weird. Client managers too - some decent...
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    Hmm, current gig not working out and got another...

    Hmm, current gig not working out and got another offer.

    No brainer. Leave and take it.
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    Yeh its take it or leave it I'm afraid.... ...

    Yeh its take it or leave it I'm afraid....

    Mate of mine got told "don't come in for 3 months" so zero pay. Then client tried to tell him not to try and work elsewhere because they'll expect him...
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    ah good point about there being no appts or...

    ah good point about there being no appts or signing on.
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    Sticky: Rules used to be they'd leave you alone for 3...

    Rules used to be they'd leave you alone for 3 months I think.

    To be honest, the JC people were fine. They realised it was a bit silly asking someone who earns loads to go and get a minimum wage...
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    Sticky: Maybe thats one way of looking at it. At the time...

    Maybe thats one way of looking at it. At the time I didnt know what was needed so I just went with the flow.....
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    Sticky: They asked about it but never requested to see...

    They asked about it but never requested to see any documentation etc.
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    Sticky: Never asked for any company stuff but it may have...

    Never asked for any company stuff but it may have changed.
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    Sticky: To be fair YMMV with a lot of this. As NLUK says...

    To be fair YMMV with a lot of this. As NLUK says they can consider money in the company - which if its tax isnt really yours.

    I remember when I did it I paid out all dividends (i.e. profit)...
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    Unfortunately, that is the benefits system in the...

    Unfortunately, that is the benefits system in the UK for you.
    OK, £1000 might be peanuts to those of us who are in contract. But £1000 is a lot of money towards something if you're got bugger all.
    ...
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    Sticky: Claiming JSA - my experience

    To start with, I've no experience of how this 80% thing works. BUT if you need to claim JSA as a limited company contractor this is what I did a few years ago. Obviously, rules MAY have changed a bit...
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    £70 odd quid a week over 3 months is still...

    £70 odd quid a week over 3 months is still probably enough to pay the mortgage for one month.
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    OK no problem. Happy to report on my experiences...

    OK no problem. Happy to report on my experiences in the past.
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    Now I don't know if you are being serious or not...

    Now I don't know if you are being serious or not here?

    I will, if you like, but its been a few years....
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    Yeh one guy must have emailed me about 10 times...

    Yeh one guy must have emailed me about 10 times about a role as a "water treatment engineer" or something. Yeh I worked in IT for one of the water companies in the past.

    Even though I replied and...
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    So many of you "furloughed"?

    Got a few mates who are.... Tough times....
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    Employee of you're own limited though?

    Employee of you're own limited though?
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    NLUK - you're on the bench yeh? I've got an idea...

    NLUK - you're on the bench yeh? I've got an idea if they let ltd company employees do this.

    Claim and get the 80% of your "normal" salary? You can thank me later.

    Of course, the low salary high...
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    Why would the umbrella have to decide? Its...

    Why would the umbrella have to decide?

    Its like a "normal" workers employee telling them tough tulip can't be bothered....
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    Yeh this is for MIL mainly who is 80 so no...

    Yeh this is for MIL mainly who is 80 so no smartphone etc.

    Its got be EASY to use....
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    Echo Show etc

    OK I guess these are going to be popular....

    Any recommendations for easy to use, etc to keep in touch with elderly you can't visit.

    At my end, we've got tabs, laptops, phones but parent has...
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    Even if via a ltd company or umbrella surely...

    Even if via a ltd company or umbrella surely you're an employee of "some company".

    Eligible for the 80% grant?

    Notice its max of £2500 a month though. NLUK will be ok.....

    Luckily, signed...
  23. A levels. Yeh all he can see at the moment is...

    A levels. Yeh all he can see at the moment is "exams cancelled why bother?"

    He honestly is planning 16 hours a day on online gaming x however many months.
  24. Tried in the past - he worked out how to spoof...

    Tried in the past - he worked out how to spoof it...
  25. oh yes been there. Mac address blocking - he...

    oh yes been there. Mac address blocking - he worked that one out.
  26. NLUK - Hes got Aspergers and behavioural problems...

    NLUK - Hes got Aspergers and behavioural problems which doesnt make things easy. Can't blame me for that one.
  27. So NLUK - want any advice on how to claim JSA?

    So NLUK - want any advice on how to claim JSA?
  28. Monitoring internet usage in the house- feckin teenagers

    So schools are off....
    Teen doing his GCSEs this year. Decided theres no point now.

    No way Jose, school have given you 4 hours of work to do each say (for now). He ain't playing Call of Duty for...
  29. the old ones are always the best....

    the old ones are always the best....
  30. Dunno its been a few years since I claimed. I was...

    Dunno its been a few years since I claimed. I was ltd at the time but it may have changed.....

    Yeh its not great. £300 a month. I claimed once and it was 3 months until I got a gig. So that was...
  31. Well my client has done the same...... Not so...

    Well my client has done the same......

    Not so sure. Mrs is off sick with dodgy knee (hopefully op next week) and it cant be too long before kids are off. MIL normally spends 2-3 nights a week (to...
  32. Poll: Not every client has this facility of course even...

    Not every client has this facility of course even for permies.

    Also, what about Restricted and Secret classified stuff....
  33. Poll: Trouble is its too easy to panic and think you've...

    Trouble is its too easy to panic and think you've got it.
    And theres a dilemna as a contractor too.

    So, you're a permie, you take 2 weeks off on full pay, turns out to be a cold. Happy days - 14...
  34. Been claiming JSA?

    Been claiming JSA?
  35. Staff and contractors?

    Staff and contractors?
  36. Yeh I think WFH is imminent at my client too. ...

    Yeh I think WFH is imminent at my client too.

    Got a feeling client team leader will say "not for contractors". Hes got a MASSIVE chips on his shoulder already that contractors shouldn't get any...
  37. thats kind of amazon - zero pay

    thats kind of amazon - zero pay
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    Got to be fair scooter you'd make a good...

    Got to be fair scooter you'd make a good entertainments officer in a leper colony..... You seem to be able to make anything look positive lol.
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    Can you catch it from sheep?

    Can you catch it from sheep?
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    Coronavirus - Shares/Pension/SIPPs etc

    Down quite a bit.

    Anyone tempted to do anything with things like shares/SIPPS?

    Sit tight or pull out to prevent further losses until it all dies down?
  41. Football = bit of a minor sport in Wales I'm...

    Football = bit of a minor sport in Wales I'm afraid. Unless you're a girl...
  42. City as in Cardiff???

    City as in Cardiff???
  43. Yeh it was funny but its not in a way either.......

    Yeh it was funny but its not in a way either.... Imagine you're kids coming home from school today and others have seen it on TV and think its a laugh. Not so funny then.
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    We sure this isnt a troll? Seriously moaning...

    We sure this isnt a troll? Seriously moaning because the permies get something hes not. He even admits he can't access the secure area from home that the permies aint working on.

    Jeez. Heard it...
  45. Always thought the English were a nation of ******* :-)

    Just not using someone else's bits.....

    On a serious note, not clever at all. See hes been cited - minimum 12 week ban.
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    Cautionary tale for you all. Friends of ours (not...

    Cautionary tale for you all. Friends of ours (not me deffo enough sheep for me!)
    were well into this.

    They were open about it. It was werid the way they'd talk about it. They'd arrange meets with...
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    Vote? Bugger that. I'll decide if I go home or...

    Vote?

    Bugger that. I'll decide if I go home or not
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    "Vigil in the wilderness of mirrors" - Fish ...

    "Vigil in the wilderness of mirrors" - Fish

    Off to see in a few weeks and hes playing this in its entirety.
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    Gutted now. Thought everyone wanted to see my...

    Gutted now. Thought everyone wanted to see my whanger....
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    Anyone want to see my bits?

    Flliping heck - all I was doing was advertising on gumtree!
    Hope my webcam (which I dont have BTW)is widescreen.....


    "Hello!

    I am a hacker who has access to your operating system.
    I also...
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