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    IPSE crew checking in.

    IPSE crew checking in.
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    Cities should have had something like a...

    Cities should have had something like a congestion charge for all regular vehicles and made bikes/car-bikes exempt along with building trucks and delivery vehicles. We have plenty of grocery delivery...
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    I'm surprised those mini "bike-cars" never took...

    I'm surprised those mini "bike-cars" never took off in cities. I think BMW made one? It's just a bit bigger than a bike but enclosed, so you are protected from the elements. Much cheaper to run,...
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    I just use IIFYM (https://www.iifym.com/)

    I just use IIFYM
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    This struck me the other day when they printed...

    This struck me the other day when they printed the photo of Theresa May coming out of church. I thought FFS, it's 2017 and the prime minister of the UK is still singing songs to her imaginary friend....
  6. Agree with the others in here, sound like a bunch...

    Agree with the others in here, sound like a bunch of chancers. They'll get your expertise to win the contract then get some Indians to do the hard graft for pennies.
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    I read it and it actually strengthens my personal...

    I read it and it actually strengthens my personal theory on what went down there (pure speculation of course). In May 2015 they were bought by a construction company called Jade Global after they...
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    Exactly, but unfortunately for me, I had no...

    Exactly, but unfortunately for me, I had no warning until I already joined. Eventually I found out that some people had not been paid or only partially paid for December. Then it came out that one or...
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    Yeah this was the defence they went with, that...

    Yeah this was the defence they went with, that they legally had to pay it, but we tried to get them to use common sense that what they really owed them was their 10% (or whatever) commission, so we...
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    As I referred to in another thread, I was a...

    As I referred to in another thread, I was a victim of theirs :(

    Just started a gig in January and heard there were recently problems with the other contractors getting paid and then the whole...
  11. It gets better. My agency just went into...

    It gets better. My agency just went into administration...:tired

    I just started this gig at the beginning of January and then as time went on I found out some of these other contractors had...
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    The hidden cost of Agile...

    The hidden cost of Agile...
  13. Of course, that was crucial to the tragedy of my...

    Of course, that was crucial to the tragedy of my tale.



    I spoke to a lady at IPSE and after she spoke to her manager she said I would only have been covered if they issued it on the 9th, but...
  14. The IPSE claim document says "Jury service can be...

    The IPSE claim document says "Jury service can be deferred, but it is the date of the initial summons which determines whether cover will be provided.", so even if I get it deferred, the won't cover...
  15. Yeah my only hope now is I'll be excused since...

    Yeah my only hope now is I'll be excused since I'm the sole earner in my family. The timing was nuts, it was printed on the exact day I bought the insurance/membership, such a (crappy) coincidence.
  16. Thank you sir, but I believe that particular ruse...

    Thank you sir, but I believe that particular ruse stopped working some 10 odd years ago at least, and I am fully aware it's NSFL :smokin
  17. genius, brb breaking my leg

    genius, brb breaking my leg
  18. I thought I could get charged with contempt of...

    I thought I could get charged with contempt of court? I can't go to jail man, you know what they do to guys like me in there? It rhymes with GRAPE :eek:
  19. Terrible luck! SHLTNLUK(Should Have Listened To NLUK)

    My IPSE membership ended last November and I was dithering about renewing it since I thought there was no point and mentioned it in a thread where NLUK chastised me for not understanding the...
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    Today I learned the difference between a LTD...

    Today I learned the difference between a LTD company and self-employed :o
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    Was just going to post about this. Surely he's...

    Was just going to post about this. Surely he's just shot himself in the foot by insisting he's INSIDE IR35 and will now pay taxes for the past 6 years? :confused:
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    It's Annual Plus Membership, happy now?...

    It's Annual Plus Membership, happy now? :rolleyes:

    I almost Googled it the first time too since I knew if I wrote the wrong name NLUK himself would jump right in. I actually enjoy your posts,...
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    What the **** did you just ******* say about me,...

    What the **** did you just ******* say about me, you little bitch? I’ll have you know I graduated top of my class in the Navy Seals, and I’ve been involved in numerous secret raids on Al-Quaeda, and...
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    Can't be arsed to log into their site to copy...

    Can't be arsed to log into their site to copy paste the list, like I said I've had it for a few years and I don't log in randomly to see what's included (I checked their discounts a few times). The...
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    Yeah I've been been paying for the...

    Yeah I've been been paying for the "advanced/gold"(?) membership all this time so I could get stuff like Jury Service insurance but now I don't think it's worth it. I feel like I'm being scammed with...
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    Indeed I have, been an IPSE member for 5 years...

    Indeed I have, been an IPSE member for 5 years old chap, from when they were still PCG. Not bothering to renew now though, they're useless.
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    Ah, cheers, never heard of that.

    Ah, cheers, never heard of that.
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    When they talk about removing the "5% tax-free...

    When they talk about removing the "5% tax-free allowance" for PS contractors in section 5.2, I assume they mean the first 5% on Dividends?
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    LOL just seen this. Can't even view the jobs...

    LOL just seen this. Can't even view the jobs anymore. How am I supposed to apply for imaginary jobs now? :confused:
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    I noticed when I was looking for 3 months this...

    I noticed when I was looking for 3 months this year that some the calls seemed to be purely to train new recruiters. They would draw out conversations with me with a bunch of questions from a script...
  31. Thread: CrossFit

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    Yeah Smith Machines should be banned:bluelight ...

    Yeah Smith Machines should be banned:bluelight

    Stronglifts is recommended a lot and is a good way to practice the main lifts. I ran the 2 day version of 5/3/1 BBB for a while due to time...
  32. Thread: CrossFit

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    Ah OK, yeah doing compound lifts for 3x5 can take...

    Ah OK, yeah doing compound lifts for 3x5 can take a while, plus you have to change/shower so it's difficult to fit into a lunch break.

    I do a full body workout on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday, so...
  33. Thread: CrossFit

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    Crossfit is great if you are looking to acquire a...

    Crossfit is great if you are looking to acquire a debilitating injury. Olympic lifts against the clock? What could possibly go wrong? :freaky:

    I would join the gym to use their power racks, but...
  34. I've been contracting for 5 years and every other...

    I've been contracting for 5 years and every other contractor I've met has either never heard of IR35 or they think they will never get caught for being inside it. I've worked with guys who have been...
  35. I had this problem when I was benched for 3...

    I had this problem when I was benched for 3 months this year. I spent hours learning Hadoop so I could move on from SQL Server, but all the jobs require you have to have delivered some huge Hadoop...
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    This guy knows what's up.

    This guy knows what's up.
  37. Thread: Gym Aps

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    This is my favourite workout app: FitNotes...

    This is my favourite workout app: FitNotes

    I recommend running this program: Stronglifts
  38. Thread: Moving on

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    Yeah I also have the attitude of "make hay while...

    Yeah I also have the attitude of "make hay while the sun shines", since eventually I think contracting for one man bands will be ended by the government or just market saturation. Hopefully my...
  39. Thread: Moving on

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    Too much real life in this thread :( I've only...

    Too much real life in this thread :(

    I've only been contracting for 5 years but I already see myself ending up in your situation. I work in Microsoft BI and was on the bench for 3 months. The...
  40. Yeah I see it was written in that Act, but I...

    Yeah I see it was written in that Act, but I still don't get why it's so important to them. It was the main reason Leave won. I thought maybe it was to avoid problems due to not having the right...
  41. Thought I'd ask in here as it's probably not...

    Thought I'd ask in here as it's probably not thread-worthy: Why is free movement always tied to free trade? I keep reading comments saying there can be no free trade without free movement but I've...
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    Just saw this on BBC about HSBC moving 1000 jobs...

    Just saw this on BBC about HSBC moving 1000 jobs to Paris due our loss of "passporting": HSBC 'to move jobs to Paris if UK leaves single market' - BBC News
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    Yeah exactly, this is what I thought when...

    Yeah exactly, this is what I thought when everyone started bleating about the banks leaving. Can't we just do something like copy the taxes from Luxembourg for example and knock 1% off so companies...
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    I wondered about this. I know nothing about...

    I wondered about this. I know nothing about Finance, but now we aren't in the EU can't we just do something like charge 5% tax to banks or something extreme to make them all come here which the EU...
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    I was more shocked that he thought I was that...

    I was more shocked that he thought I was that stupid! :D Fed up with the fishing calls now, but I usually go into detail on my previous role anyway in the hopes that I'll make some sort of impression...
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    Heard a shocker yesterday. Agent asked me the...

    Heard a shocker yesterday. Agent asked me the usual "So can you tell me any companies you've been put forward to?" and I told him I'm not going to do that since it would hurt my chances there, and he...
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    Ah damn, that was exactly what I thought, they...

    Ah damn, that was exactly what I thought, they are trying to push the rates down :(. I just thought maybe I was jumping to conclusions.
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    Do agents use contractors to set market rates?...

    Do agents use contractors to set market rates? Just had 2 calls in a row pretending to have jobs for me which I think were some kind of research calls. The first guy I could barely understand due to...
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    Not sure what the deal is, maybe too many of us...

    Not sure what the deal is, maybe too many of us now? One agent reckoned he had 300 applications for BI role, and it's actually harder finding basic T-SQL devs now since everyone moved into BI due to...
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    Ah I see what you mean, actually I would have...

    Ah I see what you mean, actually I would have normally started looking before I left like I did last time, but this time I wanted a bit of a break so I only started looking once I left. I just didn't...
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