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  1. Give me a quick refresh of the situation, please....

    Give me a quick refresh of the situation, please.

    Have you already accepted an offer on the property you are selling?

    I assume there is a penalty you'd have to pay if you decided not to sell...
  2. I don't think he will. Anyone with a minimum...

    I don't think he will.

    Anyone with a minimum of common sense and street smarts would have walked away long time ago. Too many alarms ringing, not worth the effort.

    The OP instead will end up...
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    Yep, finding another contract eliminates all the...

    Yep, finding another contract eliminates all the risks
  4. Let them wait a week, then make an offer that is...

    Let them wait a week, then make an offer that is high enough to make them accept on the spot, like 10-20k over asking price.

    After they accept it, you have some time to withdraw the offer. Use up...
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    Now that we're not slave to the EU, I'm sure some...

    Now that we're not slave to the EU, I'm sure some of the many millions saved can be given to our african friends to fix their abattoirs, right?

    Money for everyone!!!
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    Has it already been decided whether it's going to...

    Has it already been decided whether it's going to be cash or bank transfer? Cash would be nice to see and the brexiters love a good show
  7. Thread: Amazon Prime

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    Amazon lockers were such a great idea! You get...

    Amazon lockers were such a great idea! You get your parcel with no need for any sort of human interactions.

    I had one like 1km away from home so a couple of years ago I'd use it all the time, but...
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    people still getting parcels delivered to their...

    people still getting parcels delivered to their door are just asking for trouble.

    as already mentioned, have it delivered to a pick up location.
  9. What about option 3, in which you offer 10k above...

    What about option 3, in which you offer 10k above asking price and also send them a fruit basket to thank them to have chosen you? Maybe even bend over without them asking? Seems like that's what...
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    Regarding the article, I agree with pretty much...

    Regarding the article, I agree with pretty much everything.

    If I was an employer, I would do exactly what's described in the article: I'd let most (if not all) permanent staff go and take on...
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    Probably a lot people of your/our generation will...

    Probably a lot people of your/our generation will be alright, but what about your kids/grandkids?

    What people don't understand is that they should vote thinking about the future generations and...
  12. Thread: £ 30,000

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    Let's play a "fun" game. In addition to all...

    Let's play a "fun" game.

    In addition to all the IT jobs, what other jobs can Indian immigrants take away from the brits? I say pretty much all the jobs that don't pay minimum wage; for the minimum...
  13. Thread: £ 30,000

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    Nice one! Those xenophobic brexiters thickos...

    Nice one! Those xenophobic brexiters thickos didn't see this coming.

    uk is basically exchanging 1 european for 10 indians.

    Not only that, but the new immigrant population will just do the same...
  14. Thread: Holiday request

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    In which case, you just go on holiday, submit no...

    In which case, you just go on holiday, submit no timesheet and when the agent calls you and JUST THEN you say that you didn't work for that period.

    By letting them know in advance, even if it's...
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    yes, contractors' badges are of a different...

    yes, contractors' badges are of a different colour :p
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    Yes, any new bank is pretty good. Starling,...

    Yes, any new bank is pretty good. Starling, Monzo....all excellent.
  17. Thread: Holiday request

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    Why did you even agree to let the agent know you...

    Why did you even agree to let the agent know you had holidays sorted with the client? I've never let an agent know about my holidays plan. After you start a contract, the only interaction you need to...
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    French people don't welcome their mothers with...

    French people don't welcome their mothers with open arms.
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    How fat is the man in question? Can he actually...

    How fat is the man in question? Can he actually be pushed or would it be too much of an effort?
  20. Thread: Holiday request

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    Sure, let everyone know who really wears the...

    Sure, let everyone know who really wears the pants in your house.

    OP, for christ sake, behave like a contractor, not like a spineless worm as suggested by this guy.
  21. Thread: Holiday request

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    So, the holiday you have booked is for the end of...

    So, the holiday you have booked is for the end of July, which is in 6 months...
    The client has given you an extension of 6 months.
    Does that mean that, give or take, your contract is going to end...
  22. Why would the uk want to do any negotiations with...

    Why would the uk want to do any negotiations with the EU?

    I'm sure that everything the uk wants and needs, they can get it from papa Trump.
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    I'm seeing lots of new contract roles coming up...

    I'm seeing lots of new contract roles coming up in my area (Scotland) and industry (UX/UI) in the last 2 weeks.

    I think it's because of all the hardcore contractors who are choosing bench over...
  24. You have a winning hand. They're struggling to...

    You have a winning hand. They're struggling to sell the house.

    Make an offer x% lower than the asking price and make sure they know the offer will decrease as time goes on.

    If they haven't been...
  25. Sticky: I don't understand what people say is illegal. ...

    I don't understand what people say is illegal.

    Client terminates your original contract and offers you another contract with lower rate. Same effect of when clients cut rate of x% and say take it...
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    And that's all done for 2019. Timesheet for this...

    And that's all done for 2019. Timesheet for this week submitted, approved by clientco manager and authorised on the online portal by client hr. 122 days billed. Time to relax now.
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    Also, think twice before buying in London. ...

    Also, think twice before buying in London.

    I've not gone into details but I remember recent reports highlighting how property prices have gone up this year everywhere in the uk EXCEPT from London....
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    I'm no expert in real estate and I cannot predict...

    I'm no expert in real estate and I cannot predict the future.

    BUT I think:

    1) investing in real estate is quite risky at the moment (say it's riskier now than it was 5 years ago)
    2) investing...
  29. Thread: Favourite films?

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    :hug:

    :hug:
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    For me, every job and project gets dull after 6-9...

    For me, every job and project gets dull after 6-9 months, so I decide where I want to work based on the people I will be working with and what industry/sector I think will give me a good work-life...
  31. Thread: Sainsbury's

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    So it's starting to sound like there is no real...

    So it's starting to sound like there is no real way of "winning" against hmrc. Or at least not yet. Shame for all the contractors legitimately outside ir35.
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    Couldn't agree more. Comes here, asks one of...

    Couldn't agree more.

    Comes here, asks one of the most stupid questions I've ever read on this forum, then replies with arrogance too.

    I could MAYBE understand this ignorance from a newbie at...
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    It's just a temporary hiccup. Plenty skilled...

    It's just a temporary hiccup. Plenty skilled hands from all the soon-to-be-shut car plants will be available next year.
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    Too bad you won't be here to see it, old fart...

    Too bad you won't be here to see it, old fart :tongue
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    If you think you'll be better off without us you...

    If you think you'll be better off without us you should get in touch with your MP and ask them to push for allowing a second referendum.

    Scared as you are, I'm not holding my breath you cowards...
  36. It's cute that you think you'll have a choice.

    It's cute that you think you'll have a choice.
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    Of course, isn't that what everybody do if they...

    Of course, isn't that what everybody do if they want something? Keep asking until they get it? That's how it works for everything. If the SNP's manifesto is to get Scotland independent, and if the...
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    Who knows if and when it happens. Judging by all...

    Who knows if and when it happens. Judging by all the parties' manifestos it looks like they're all scared to death to let Scotland go. Main point on the manifestos, all of them...that tells something...
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    How do you make this work? Say you achieve...

    How do you make this work?

    Say you achieve your 2 goals halfway through your contract, what do you do? Just leave mid contract and that's that?
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    Just by knowing the billed days, not really. ...

    Just by knowing the billed days, not really.

    To do some real willy waving, we should know the exact day rate for each contract :p
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    You might want to take into account all the EU...

    You might want to take into account all the EU nationals living in Scotland, who didn't get to vote in the general election but will get to vote in indyref2. ALL of them voted "no" in the first...
  42. Instead prepare yourself to a diet based on...

    Instead prepare yourself to a diet based on chlorinated chicken. yum!
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    Maybe you're the lucky one with all that time off...

    Maybe you're the lucky one with all that time off and not being behind a desk :music:
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    How did you do in 2019?

    How many days have you billed in 2019?

    It's been a positive year for me :D

    Went back contracting at the end of June and in 6 months I have billed 122 days.
    Next year looks like it's going to...
  45. I got my partner: - a gift voucher for a...

    I got my partner:

    - a gift voucher for a tattoo
    - some sort of necklace
    - chocolates
    - a pair of headphones
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    Did the clown specify which year? Maybe he's...

    Did the clown specify which year? Maybe he's gonna say he meant January 2021.
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    First contract, I see.....

    First contract, I see.....
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    Then you should get in touch with your MP and ask...

    Then you should get in touch with your MP and ask them to give green light to indyref2

    Sounds like a win win for both nations, right? Can't understand why all tory/labour/lib dems have it in their...
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    The primary reason I want for Scotland to leave...

    The primary reason I want for Scotland to leave the uk is not so we can re-join the EU, it is to get rid of that cancer called england.

    What happens next...WE will decide, not westminster.

    Is...
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    2014? Wow, it's already been 5 years. Time has...

    2014? Wow, it's already been 5 years. Time has passed, things have changed. Just like the result you'll get in the next indyref.

    Of course the pm knows that and doesn't want Scotland to leave...
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