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    You know...I might just do that...

    You know...I might just do that...
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    I am very happy to pay a retainer. I really don't...

    I am very happy to pay a retainer. I really don't fancy lugging all my clothes back to London but I'm hoping she'll be open to letting me pay the equivalent of storage fees or something. Her family...
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    Christmas money off?

    Hi all, long time no post hope everyone well.
    Probably posting in the wrong place (soree in advance, please move if needed) but does anyone have experience of asking for money off a Monday to...
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    Having been on the receiving end of attention...

    Having been on the receiving end of attention from an ex MP in me younger days I'd say that was a definite yes. Whether women (or men..) are going to want to spill the beans is another question.
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    A contractor who wasn't renewed. Happens all the...

    A contractor who wasn't renewed. Happens all the time.
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    Croydon is fine. It has a Marks and a Waitrose so...

    Croydon is fine. It has a Marks and a Waitrose so I'm sorted. I don't know anyone who has been mugged. Might happen if you go around fancying yourself and putting on all airs and graces but generally...
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    Also if you are on facebook put in Dog walkers as...

    Also if you are on facebook put in Dog walkers as a search term. Should bring up dog walking groups in your area.
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    Yep, avoid cats. I love them to death but realise...

    Yep, avoid cats. I love them to death but realise they are only loyal to themselves and would have no hesitation in eating me if it came down to it.
  9. Thread: nice!

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    I have always thought that sexual harassment was...

    I have always thought that sexual harassment was one of the deals that came with being a woman. But it was also nice to think that being in the West, we were making greater progress at creating...
  10. Thread: Bench Time

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    Funny you should mention this today;I was...

    Funny you should mention this today;I was thinking about how competitive some areas are, and that includes Project Managers. 50 plus applications for 1 job on Reed. Sue Ellen mentioned calling...
  11. I made that mistake once. Never again.

    I made that mistake once. Never again.
  12. I bought a new car recently. I went old school;...

    I bought a new car recently. I went old school; it doesn't have keyless entry. Too much technology scares me.
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    My sister is always telling me I'm lucky and I...

    My sister is always telling me I'm lucky and I always correct her. What's lucky about making better choices than someone else? I'd never tell her what I earn though. She's had enough off me as it is....
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    That Roadster seems a bit cheap to me. Must be a...

    That Roadster seems a bit cheap to me. Must be a Cat D.
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    I have thought about it. It would actually be the...

    I have thought about it. It would actually be the perfect solution. The only thing that put me off was the prospect of hat hair, or helmet hair to be more precise. Also falling off the moped. Lord...
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    I had one of these. You have no idea how...

    I had one of these. You have no idea how irritating is it to get stopped by the police for speeding every five minutes.
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    Seriously leaning towards that, NL. I only need...

    Seriously leaning towards that, NL. I only need something to get me moving a few miles a day. Gig offers free parking and there are some really lovely motors my banger would look great next to.
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    I am embarrassed to admit I didn't explain myself...

    I am embarrassed to admit I didn't explain myself properly.
    I live in Swindon during the week for the gig as it's much easier than commuting. I wanted something to get me to work while living here....
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    Car hire while contracting?

    Anyone ever done this?
    I don't own a car in London. It's Uber or borrow a vehicle if I have to usually. I'd like to hire something as cheap as chips for my Swindon gig to get me to and from work as...
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    I have signed the petition. I think this is a...

    I have signed the petition. I think this is a disaster. I've been using Uber for three years on a very regular basis.The cars are clean, new and the drivers polite and helpful overall. Any problems...
  21. How did this thread get to 8 pages?...

    How did this thread get to 8 pages? :laugh:laugh:laugh:laugh
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    I salute you!

    I salute you!
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    Because as we all know it's only the rich that...

    Because as we all know it's only the rich that pay for public services and only the feckless claim benefits. Do get a grip.
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    Yep. My mum always said she could never make...

    Yep. My mum always said she could never make sense of leasehold and if something doesn't make sense there's something wrong with it. Works for me as Hunter used to say.
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    Oh now go. Walk out the door. Just turn around...

    Oh now go. Walk out the door. Just turn around now, you're not welcome anymore....
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    Lord I wish people would stop boring on about...

    Lord I wish people would stop boring on about this.
    It's a disaster. Nothing more or less. I have a house in London. The mortgage is paid off. Goody for me. What about my nieces, nephews? where and...
  27. :laugh:laugh:laugh Oh behave!

    :laugh:laugh:laugh

    Oh behave!
  28. 2 months? really? I've taken a cut for my...

    2 months? really?
    I've taken a cut for my current role. Fantastic client, will make my CV look choong ( according to my young niece). Was contacted directly by an agent today on the recommendation...
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    Hang on a minute! what's with the bad vibes? as...

    Hang on a minute! what's with the bad vibes? as with all places you have your good bits and bad bits and I can say that as a Londoner born and bred. A few weeks ago I asked about accommodation and...
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    Ok let me see if I have this right. So it's not...

    Ok let me see if I have this right. So it's not the client, it's the agent trying to increase his/her cut. If that's the case, I really don't think I would be inclined to allow that to happen on the...
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    No. Straight up. If this is even true I...

    No. Straight up.
    If this is even true I wouldn't want to work for this client. What's next; they'd like to make you an offer but they can't decide between three people so it goes to the lowest...
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    You could do, and end up with nothing. I was in a...

    You could do, and end up with nothing. I was in a similar situation once. I ended up with nothing. I took a risk and it didn't work. But someone else came along in the end, no one died.
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    My bladder is a prime example of its kind I'll...

    My bladder is a prime example of its kind I'll have you know.

    I just can't be doing that student thing again. I am sure there are some lovely people out there, I just don't want them in my house....
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    Weren't you leaving the country because of...

    Weren't you leaving the country because of brexit, or was that sasguru? It can be hard to keep up. If it's you, I'll take your place and you can leave early. If not, I'll take Northern Lady's advice...
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    That will never happen. And I don't want to know...

    That will never happen. And I don't want to know about anywhere that doesn't have an ensuite.
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    But...that's where I live now....

    But...that's where I live now....
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    You are scaring me, Sue Ellen.....:eek

    You are scaring me, Sue Ellen.....:eek
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    From Prague to Swindon...

    :ohwell

    Any recommendations for accommodation in sunny Swindon??
  39. Ouuuuch! :laugh:laugh

    Ouuuuch! :laugh:laugh
  40. And thank you too. I don't 'quote' that range....

    And thank you too.
    I don't 'quote' that range. It's the range that's been paid for what I do. There's a difference. Also being a 'chancer' has been quite lucrative for me, so I'll take that as a...
  41. Quite the little charmer, aren't you? I don't...

    Quite the little charmer, aren't you?
    I don't generally reveal my current rate, particularly because on one occasion an agent assumed I'd be happy continuing on that rate when the client was paying...
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    I like. Its all about the market, all about...

    I like.
    Its all about the market, all about building contacts, all about being flexible (really important), about having an appetite for risk and having a completely different mindset. Everyone in...
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    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kzhxmzvDxB1qboii...

    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kzhxmzvDxB1qboiiho1_400.gif


    Avon, boss of bosses!
    :yay: (sorry, used to love Blakes 7)
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    Funny you should mention this.... I used to...

    Funny you should mention this....
    I used to reject all such requests; didn't want them clugging up my list. Now I only accept the ones who get me to interview stage.
    I also keep a spreadsheet of...
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    It may be you, it may not be you. But I was...

    It may be you, it may not be you. But I was wondering, how long have you been a contractor for? You sound a bit like someone still with a lot of permie mentality left in your blood. That might...
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    Or even have to cope with a company that closes...

    Or even have to cope with a company that closes down and runs off with your money.
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    Personally, I'm only in contracting for the...

    Personally, I'm only in contracting for the money.
    But the answer is of course...depends.
    State of your market? your personal circumstances and financial commitments, etc etc.
    Also my attitude...
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    I don't remember saying anywhere that this is...

    I don't remember saying anywhere that this is normal. I don't think it's normal to be racially abused by someone whose life you are trying to save. I don't think it's normal to be spat on because of...
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    Wow. Racism and xenophobia was here before...

    Wow.

    Racism and xenophobia was here before Brexit and will forever be in the fabric of society. That's how it is. My mother has worked in the NHS for over 40 years and although by no means as bad...
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    Don't do it Pip, she's not worf it! Seriously...

    Don't do it Pip, she's not worf it!

    Seriously though, her time will come.....
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