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    Playing on Linked In

    Yes, I could post this in the business section, but it doesn't deserve to go there.

    Been contacted by an unknown Indian lady about a role. As soon as she said the location was Zone 1 London, I...
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    Sticky: AT308 if I was in that close.

    AT308 if I was in that close.
  3. Yes, never been a problem for me either. There’s...

    Yes, never been a problem for me either. There’s a big difference between PCP on a car and getting an unsecured interest free bank loan.

    A car finance company will give a PCP to almost anyone - if...
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    Sticky: Just discovered the English Open snooker is on in...

    Just discovered the English Open snooker is on in Crawley this week. If I get REALLY bored, I might just go there.
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    Sticky: Oh yeah, and it's wet out. But while I...

    Oh yeah, and it's wet out.


    But while I remember: To all my Scottish friends on here - you may have lost yesterday, but you lost in what was one of the best games I've ever seen.
  6. Barrettine's gets good reviews....

    Barrettine's gets good reviews.
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: didn't sleep well, so took The...

    Morning all :wave: didn't sleep well, so took The Dog (tw) out for a big walk about 6.30am.

    No idea what I'm going to do for the rest of the day.
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    Sticky: Rugby.

    Rugby.
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    Sticky: With some of our giant courgettes, The Wife (tm)...

    With some of our giant courgettes, The Wife (tm) made a rather tasty chocolate cake.
  10. Last Christmas the agent I was working through...

    Last Christmas the agent I was working through sent me a case of fine wine (about £150)
    He also took me and a couple of other contractors out for drinks & dinner.

    I would NEVER send an agent...
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Grey and murky out, but The...

    Morning all :wave:
    Grey and murky out, but The Dog (tw) needs walking.
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    Having a tie down to your kneecaps doesn’t make...

    Having a tie down to your kneecaps doesn’t make up for having a brain smaller than my cojones.
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    Dyson made a commitment in 2016 to deliver...

    Dyson made a commitment in 2016 to deliver electric cars.
    You make a commitment, you deliver on that commitment. Isn’t that what we are told must happen?
  14. Thread: Warchests

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    What you’re missing is that you’ve not specified...

    What you’re missing is that you’ve not specified how much you’re paying in to a pension, how much you’re paying for your mobile, how often you change your phone, what all the etc are, and how much...
  15. You have more options than that. Why are you...

    You have more options than that. Why are you ruling out:
    3. Buying second hand with cash
    4. Getting a car on a PCP (or other payment scheme)

    Given the possible IR35 changes next year, I would be...
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    You made the profit, you pay the tax. The type of...

    You made the profit, you pay the tax. The type of organisation it came from does not mean that you can avoid paying tax on your profits!
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    I was thinking about watching rugby and F1...

    I was thinking about watching rugby and F1 qualifying on Saturday, then rugby and F1 on Sunday.
  18. Thread: Mac OS Catalina

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    Running OK here, and has been for the last few...

    Running OK here, and has been for the last few days.
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Wet out. Dog Still needs...

    Morning all :wave:

    Wet out. Dog Still needs walking.
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    Sticky: 11 out of 12 stitches removed from my head. It...

    11 out of 12 stitches removed from my head. It appears the 12th one may have fallen out in the week since surgery.

    On Tuesday I have to visit the consultant to get sign-off on the head work, then...
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    Sticky: Well done! Now while no builders were involved, I...

    Well done! Now while no builders were involved, I take it you used cyclists in the foundations. They're a lot cheaper than hardcore.
  22. Thread: Post Brexit

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    Is the title of this thread the new name for the...

    Is the title of this thread the new name for the main letter delivery service, since we won't be having that traitorous Queen once we leave, so the Royal Mail and Post Office will be replaced with...
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    Nope, the only “job for life” these days is being...

    Nope, the only “job for life” these days is being Nigel Farage - he’ll continue to get money off his followers no matter what he does. And every time he runs low on cash, he’ll fire up more divisive...
  24. Who is your accountant? Your last few threads...

    Who is your accountant?

    Your last few threads of crackpot ideas to commit fraud make money craftily, you were still trying to do your accounts yourself. Just wondering what changed and who is...
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    If you do, make sure it’s not on a computer that...

    If you do, make sure it’s not on a computer that is used by your wife or her lawyer.
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    Welcome. You pay for the certification.

    Welcome.

    You pay for the certification.
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    The other thing I did was that any disks that...

    The other thing I did was that any disks that either didn’t scan or they didn’t want - I took them down to a local charity shop/
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: CBS but chilly in the Surrey...

    Morning all :wave:
    CBS but chilly in the Surrey Hills.
    Full complement of chickens and remaining guineas. The new wire fencing appears to have worked, but I’ll inspect it fully later, along with...
  29. Thread: Go live week!

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    Good luck at Pizza Express with their new...

    Good luck at Pizza Express with their new financial system.
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    Yes, got rid of most of my DVDs and CDs. Some...

    Yes, got rid of most of my DVDs and CDs. Some were only 10p, some were a couple of quid. Got the money in the time they said. They rejected one disk, but accepted a couple of hundred others.
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    Is it cause your wives can only stay drunk for so...

    Is it cause your wives can only stay drunk for so long, or that you sometimes take the paper bag off your head?
  32. I don’t think your business would have grounds...

    I don’t think your business would have grounds for appeal, and based on it being a B2B, you’ll struggle to get good legal advice free.

    But I’d question your business model if there isn’t enough...
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    So, do you work exclusively from home or do you...

    So, do you work exclusively from home or do you attend the client site occasionally?



    You are required to fix something. Your responsibility is to fix it when you are required to do so.
    How do...
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    Sorry, I didn’t write my post very clearly. What...

    Sorry, I didn’t write my post very clearly.
    What I meant was “Yes it’s possible to get those rates in some fields of contracting with the right experience”
    With a separate question of “What sort of...
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    Do either of you have a social media account e.g....

    Do either of you have a social media account e.g. Facebook/Twitter/Instagram?
    Do either of you ever search on TripAdvisor?
    Did either of you search for the Travelodge on a computer where she may...
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: One less guinea fowl in the...

    Morning all :wave:

    One less guinea fowl in the world. :(
    She didn’t want to go in to roost last night and flew off. We searched but couldn’t find her. Looks like she has returned later and bedded...
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    I’m not sure how many chartered engineers are on...

    I’m not sure how many chartered engineers are on here - although a few of us are qualified as mech or sparks. But yes, £100+ per hour is achievable after a few years of contracting experience, some...
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    Sticky: Very skittish creatures who prefer to stay on the...

    Very skittish creatures who prefer to stay on the ground unless something startles them, at which point they take to the air. They have certain similarities to the 737Max, in that their ability to...
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    Sticky: Guinea fowl found :) Two in a neighbour’s...

    Guinea fowl found :)
    Two in a neighbour’s garden, one hiding under one of our hydrangeas.
  40. Thread: Ready for Brexit?

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    Ready for Brexit?

    No you didn’t. Pentax have never made a 36mm SLR.



    There never is.

    But this bit...


    Were you asked to prove this by the Swiss border guards, the UK ones, or ones in an unnamed country?
  41. Number 10 leak: get ready for the hardest of no deal brexits on the 31st

    No. Definitely not. It would have made sure that the UK did not unilaterally do something monumentally stupid.



    Yes, you’re right, the UK can leave the border open for free movement of goods,...
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    I will bow to your knowledge of M&S stores in...

    I will bow to your knowledge of M&S stores in Ulster. I would have said it was about 20 miles each way (US klik, not British artillery klik)
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    80? More like 40.

    80? More like 40.
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    Sticky: Dog’s ears brushed and trimmed. Rugby watched. ...

    Dog’s ears brushed and trimmed.
    Rugby watched.

    UPS man came to the door saying he had a collection. I suspect it’s former ClientCo wanting their computer back. I ask who organised it. Says it’s...
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    Sticky: Watching RSA v Canada. That wasn’t on the job...

    Watching RSA v Canada. That wasn’t on the job list.
  46. Thread: Ready for Brexit?

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    John, you’re ranting as ever, having jumped from...

    John, you’re ranting as ever, having jumped from laptops being used as part of a business to cameras being used personally by holidaymakers.

    I’ve been stopped at Calais and asked for paperwork...
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    Sticky: Morning all :wave: Just back in from a pleasant...

    Morning all :wave:
    Just back in from a pleasant dog walk. Still pleased with myself that I took no plain killers yesterday.

    On today’s job list:
    1. Brush and trim Millie’s ears.
    2. Think about...
  48. Thread: Economics

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    A shortage of labour will increase costs,...

    A shortage of labour will increase costs, impacting profits. It may also reduce production, which will also impact profits.

    The length of time that profits are impacted depends on how quickly...
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    My surgeon was telling me at the weekend that he...

    My surgeon was telling me at the weekend that he had a phone call from BrilloPad before my most recent operation. Brillo asked him if I would be able to play guitar after recovery.
    The surgeon...
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    Sticky: Well, there were two bike races (sorry “Sportifs”...

    Well, there were two bike races (sorry “Sportifs” - where you show no responsibility, no respect for the Highway Code and no concern for the safety of others) that went near me over the weekend. Do I...
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