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  1. Thanks all. It's more trickybecause it's not a...

    Thanks all. It's more trickybecause it's not a dog eat dog type situation as the local manager has been great to me and although I know you have to look after number one in this world Ive always...
  2. anyone got experience of 3 month notice period escape?

    It's anold problem but I would appreciate a view from someone with actual experience.

    Last year I was in a contract and accepted a two year direct contract on standard permie terms. This a basic...
  3. Got crushed in a kayak against the wall of ...

    Got crushed in a kayak against the wall of Thames lock by a narrowboat which hadnt been tied up properly when the wind caught it. 16 tons of steel underway bent my kayak into an egg shape but...
  4. If I had 1.5 mil I wouldnt be running a bed and...

    If I had 1.5 mil I wouldnt be running a bed and breakfast. That would see me out nicely without getting up to cook sausages.:eyes
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    Perhaps Ed was just avoiding the trap of looking...

    Perhaps Ed was just avoiding the trap of looking as though he supports the ployof forcing unemployed people with no real skills into totally false self employment, living off tax credits to avoid...
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    Gosh you are all being very kind. Thanksfor...

    Gosh you are all being very kind. Thanksfor the:hug:
    Im not cracking or anything, just a bit jaded. Think I might just say I need 3 months off, if they want me back in the autumn that would be...
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    Seems like lots get away with it. I dont think a...

    Seems like lots get away with it. I dont think a 2 yr contract is quite like marriage but point taken.
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    how badly will this go down?

    Ok so Im feeling masochistic enough tp present you lot with this.
    I spent a year in a contract, very pleasant, close to home , nice team etc. They offered me a two year contract on permie rates and...
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    Seriously, why Brussels? Ive got a daughter...

    Seriously, why Brussels? Ive got a daughter just going off to work there.
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    Commuting Bath to Bristol by car is a pig, 17...

    Commuting Bath to Bristol by car is a pig, 17 miles of traffic jam apart from the Keynsham bypass. Depending on what part of Bath you live, getting across town in the morning is pretty bad. By train...
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    Cant help thinking a few days in a French prison...

    Cant help thinking a few days in a French prison would be ideal for these chaps.
  12. He nailed you to a cross?? :eek

    He nailed you to a cross?? :eek
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    I havent read all the posts as just off to work,...

    I havent read all the posts as just off to work, but is she having a care visits at home? If not you might find 2 or 3 visits day would support her, plus they often will do things like accompany to...
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    There's a pub on the Mendips where I walked in...

    There's a pub on the Mendips where I walked in after about 4 years and the landlord said, "Half of Butcombe, is it?"
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    Goodbye, and thanks for all the fish.

    It has been nearly two years since I stumbled on this forum and proceeded to annoy the heck out of a few people who thought I should not be allowed in their half the playground. I learned a lot and...
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    That's the ukulele banjo you're thinking of.

    That's the ukulele banjo you're thinking of.
  17. When I was a permie I never took part in these...

    When I was a permie I never took part in these one day strikes as they are a waste of timeand serve no purpose except give the right wing an opportunity go on about lazy selfish featherbedded tea...
  18. Nothing yet about Stoke Mandeville, that will be...

    Nothing yet about Stoke Mandeville, that will be interesting.
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    I dunno , my cat sitter is a lovely girl, her...

    I dunno , my cat sitter is a lovely girl, her last medical research contract ended two years ago and now she is a professional pet carer. She enjoys it but what a waste. My own sprog worried me by...
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    I consider myself inside, Im a member of a team...

    I consider myself inside, Im a member of a team and get allocated work like everyone else. Ive met people in exact same roles who claim to be outside by virtue of not going to team meetings and...
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    [QUOTE=flipFlop;1942386]We all wish we are...

    [QUOTE=flipFlop;1942386]We all wish we are "always offered extensions", just like you you clever boy.[/QUOTEa]

    No need for the sarcasm. Im in a different field to IT and just happen to be lucky...
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    Cant comment on the rest but as to the age thing,...

    Cant comment on the rest but as to the age thing, I went contracting for the first time at 57. Agents told me I had no chance, but when I went for it Ive never been out of work and am always offered...
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    You on steroids or something?

    You on steroids or something?
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    Funny Im in the same position. Liked the...

    Funny Im in the same position. Liked the challenge and variety at first but now I'm in a gig 5 minutes walk from home, in a congenial team, lovely managers, no open plan office and there is talk of...
  25. Guess the poor bloke doesnt pull in cash for the...

    Guess the poor bloke doesnt pull in cash for the beeb, so is disposable.
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    Probably farmers market Sat am, later in the shed...

    Probably farmers market Sat am, later in the shed making a storage box for my new diamond sharpening plates, may be a kayak on the river if weather ok on Sunday and a pile of ironing (summer linen...
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    I was with Contrqactor Umbrella for a while last...

    I was with Contrqactor Umbrella for a while last year before I set up my ltd and was very pleased with them. Very straight and efficient.
  28. Now have you not been taking your tablets again?

    Now have you not been taking your tablets again?
  29. Ok. 6% cut in rates for IT, 6% cut in legal aid...

    Ok. 6% cut in rates for IT, 6% cut in legal aid rates, and now I find the employers NI allowance holiday is not for me as Im raking in an obscene £25ph in the public sector. Looks like someone has a...
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    Shoes? Fares? Basic toiletries? Pet food? Or get...

    Shoes? Fares? Basic toiletries? Pet food? Or get rid of the kids' pet cat the minute dad loses his job? A haircut to go to a job interview?

    If a fraction of the stories of unfair sanctions is...
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    My hairdresser has her own business visiting...

    My hairdresser has her own business visiting people at home, does not too badly probable earning 150 a day, her own boss and all the work she wants as her skills and prices compare favourably to...
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    I think you might be conflating civil and...

    I think you might be conflating civil and criminal law. The eggshell skull principle is civil, for murder you must have intent to kill, for manslaughter it is more complicated but basically it is...
  33. Well yes and it's not something I would do...

    Well yes and it's not something I would do without a good reason. He really was a bit odd. I was sitting having my lunch when he appeared suddenly wearing only shorts. This was May in North Wales. I...
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    Relieved to note he is a "former" head teacher.

    Relieved to note he is a "former" head teacher.
  35. I only ever sneaked out of a date once. Met the...

    I only ever sneaked out of a date once. Met the bloke halfway up a Welsh mountain and agreed to meet him for pub dinner later. Met in large busy pub, got funny gut feeling about him, said I was...
  36. You dont, any more than anyone elses, my council...

    You dont, any more than anyone elses, my council pension had me paying high contributions. The payoffs to fat cats are not representative of how ordinary workers get treated.
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    I thank you all for your kind advice:win:happy

    I thank you all for your kind advice:win:happy
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    Thanks Clare I'll take a look at Moneysoft.

    Thanks Clare I'll take a look at Moneysoft.
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    Thanks for this, however I really am a social...

    Thanks for this, however I really am a social worker and a Python server doing heavy lifting in the backend sounds like a euphemism for some strange sexual practice to me :eyes
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    Hmrc Payroll software, any good?

    Having an online accountant is quite expensive for me, all I need them for is end of year accounts and payroll for me. Considering going diy next year. Does anyone use the HMRC's free payroll...
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    I think they actually put heroin in Pringles. No...

    I think they actually put heroin in Pringles. No other possible explanation.
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    I've had a Corsa sxi for 12 years from new, it's...

    I've had a Corsa sxi for 12 years from new, it's been fantastic, reliable, surprising acceleration for engine size. If your oh is not worried about image or what Jeremy Clarkson thinks::winker: then...
  43. Thread: Bugger

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    Call the AA and get your credit card out to pay...

    Call the AA and get your credit card out to pay full price for a year's subs.
    Didnt you have problems with a car in Germany?
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    Snowing hard over the Bath racecourse road,...

    Snowing hard over the Bath racecourse road, trying to settle.
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    Well done that man ! ...

    Well done that man !

    :yay::banana::banana::banana::yay:
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    Respectfully, wtf did you expect, it was Bath! ...

    Respectfully, wtf did you expect, it was Bath! Have lived there 33 years but it is still the most pretentious, up itself place you could ever wish for.
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    You old softie.

    You old softie.
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    Others will have a view but are you sure that...

    Others will have a view but are you sure that when you go to an agency they wont just try to put someone else forward who may be cheaper than you and take their usual margin? There seems to be some...
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    I think the shag before the horlicks. As long as...

    I think the shag before the horlicks. As long as he gets up to make it. Or tea.
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    Exactly this.

    Exactly this.
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