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    I have a CC at the moment as the current contract...

    I have a CC at the moment as the current contract includes international travel. I expect I'll get rid of it again when the contract ends. There's no real benefit that I see.
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    103% - surprised it is so low, I've had a few...

    103% - surprised it is so low, I've had a few long haul work trips this year
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    Nope

    Nope
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    Remember to calibrate it on occasion. Mine once...

    Remember to calibrate it on occasion. Mine once told me I was 167m below sea level.
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    I contract through them. Recently changed from...

    I contract through them. Recently changed from 4-4-5 payment schedule to fortnightly. I find them easy to work with open to reasonable contract term changes when asked. Self billing and payments come...
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    18" is as small as I can get over the calipers....

    18" is as small as I can get over the calipers. My summers are 19s
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    which is why I have 18" winter alloys and leave...

    which is why I have 18" winter alloys and leave my summer wheels in the garage, you can get 255/40/R18 winter runflats.
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    can you recommend any?

    can you recommend any?
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    as opposed to favours?

    as opposed to favours?
  10. +1

    +1
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    headache

    headache
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    Good gloves and heated grips works for me. My...

    Good gloves and heated grips works for me. My main bike is the unfaired K1300R and my winter hack is a half faired Z750S, that half fairing makes a massive difference to the warmth, keeping the wind...
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    I run Pirelli Angel GTs as tyres, which are...

    I run Pirelli Angel GTs as tyres, which are superb in both the wet and the dry. Both my bikes are in line 4's with exhausts I can hear and if you are looking for a cheap exhaust for a hack and...
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    I run 2 bikes and again I use them for commuting...

    I run 2 bikes and again I use them for commuting by preference. Traffic and parking is massively easier on the bikes than in the car. Again I have a main bike and a winter hack and will ride all year...
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    wlms Having the skills and relevant experience...

    wlms

    Having the skills and relevant experience gets you the interview. From then on attitude is the biggest factor.

    big ticket clients can work against you as much as for you depending on the...
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    have a +ve to counter the -ve

    have a +ve to counter the -ve
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    I am pleased you are happy with the result....

    I am pleased you are happy with the result. Personally I'm just happy you aren't my neighbour.
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    You can get a Bentley Continental 6.0 GT 2dr...

    You can get a Bentley Continental 6.0 GT 2dr for around that.
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    I make a point of not caring. It does wonders for...

    I make a point of not caring. It does wonders for my mental wellbeing.
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    if the 4g signal is good, what's wrong with MIFI?...

    if the 4g signal is good, what's wrong with MIFI?

    If you want more data then three does an unlimited data plan for £28/month. Vodafone 30GB/month for 25 or £50GB for £30.

    I can't be arsed...
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    Your warchest is your savings that you live off...

    Your warchest is your savings that you live off while not in contract.

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=warchest+site%3Aforums.contractoruk.com&oq=warchest+site%3Aforums.contractoruk.com
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    Nor

    Nor
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    I created one for mine so I could control it when...

    I created one for mine so I could control it when Linkedin told me there are 4 people claiming to work for the same Ltd
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    Done. As per NLUKs comment, I would prefer to...

    Done.

    As per NLUKs comment, I would prefer to be paid via Ltd as well, which isn't an option on the questionnaire.
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    Nope, I'd go elsewhere

    Nope, I'd go elsewhere
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    there is hard luggage our there if you look ...

    there is hard luggage our there if you look

    MT-03
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    Having toured with a top box, hard panniers, soft...

    Having toured with a top box, hard panniers, soft panniers, tank bag and a rollbag over time, my preference is panniers over a topbox anyday. Despite the extra width it keeps the weight lower.
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    very nice of you to say so

    very nice of you to say so
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    thats as many as me

    thats as many as me
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    Nicky Hayden

    Nicky Hayden, 5 days after a road traffic collision while cycling in Italy. A real shame.


    Nicky Hayden: Ex-MotoGP champion dies after collision - BBC Sport
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    Fair enough. I wasn't considering circumstances...

    Fair enough. I wasn't considering circumstances as a factor beyond preference.
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    Yep. I'd still buy a car over an SUV.

    Yep. I'd still buy a car over an SUV.
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    I didn't say it was cheap, just very nice. How...

    I didn't say it was cheap, just very nice. How about the Kia Sportage?
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    LR Disco's are huge, Disco Sports are the...

    LR Disco's are huge, Disco Sports are the Freelander replacement and are ok. If you can wait and want to spend the money then the new RR Velar is lovely.

    Personally I'd buy a car.
  35. done

    done
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    I've started wondering if BP is on commission

    I've started wondering if BP is on commission
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    If you are banking with HSBC, ring them up and...

    If you are banking with HSBC, ring them up and ask for an appointment in your local branch. They already know you assuming you've been banking with them personally for a while.
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    HSBC was great for me. 20 mins in my local branch...

    HSBC was great for me. 20 mins in my local branch and I walked out with 2 accounts and a company credit card.
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    this. What I say to people asking about...

    this.

    What I say to people asking about contracting is don't do it for the money. Money can be good when the rate is good and you are in contract but that is no guarantee. I went contracting for...
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    Buy a tent?

    Buy a tent?
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    I wouldn't advise this but it did work for a...

    I wouldn't advise this but it did work for a contractor at ClientCo recently.
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    ty NLUK. I've leave you to it now.

    ty NLUK. I've leave you to it now.
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    So what is allowed then? Are there rules posted...

    So what is allowed then? Are there rules posted somewhere?
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    .... and fixed again. My friendly plumber prodded...

    .... and fixed again. My friendly plumber prodded the diverter valve and gave it a squirt of WD-40. Clever people these plumbers.
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    .... and it's gone again. I suspect the diverter...

    .... and it's gone again. I suspect the diverter valve but I've chickened out and called a plumber.
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    Sorted and I am warm and clean again. Happy days

    Sorted and I am warm and clean again. Happy days
  47. +1

    +1
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    I can't complain really. The boiler is 15 years...

    I can't complain really. The boiler is 15 years old and other than an occasional service it has only needed 2 diaphragms and a PCB in that time.
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    This. My combi boiler pump merrily packed up...

    This.

    My combi boiler pump merrily packed up Christmas day afternoon and I'm waiting for a plumbing supplier to open tomorrow to get a replacement. It's fecking cold with no heating in the house.
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    Yes, still going

    Yes, still going
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