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    Still my favourite Scooter post, that. Although...

    Still my favourite Scooter post, that. Although this is a close second:



    Especially coupled with the wink wink nod I know more than you.
  2. Absolutely outstanding. The part that...

    Absolutely outstanding.

    The part that terrifies me the most is that you really do work in the industry.
  3. Are you implying that Iran are now lying about...

    Are you implying that Iran are now lying about admitting shooting it down? Christ alright, there truly is no hope.



    That's an absolute lie - in this very thread you threw your credentials...
  4. I still struggle to fathom how ScooterScot still...

    I still struggle to fathom how ScooterScot still has the front to go around giving his brand of "advice" on this forum after this trainwreck of a thread, but Iran has released some bits of a report....
  5. Thread: Oi, fatties

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    Must admit, despite trying to pick running back...

    Must admit, despite trying to pick running back up during lockdown (Curtailed again due to bloody sciatica) I had a bit of a shock when I stood on the scales end of May. Lost a stone since, though
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    I sometimes ponder whether Scooter is just a...

    I sometimes ponder whether Scooter is just a troll, but then I think trolling to that degree just shouts mental illness. So it's kinder to conclude he's just a moron.
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    Just a gentle reminder that Pooper couldn't even...

    Just a gentle reminder that Pooper couldn't even get things right in a thread that revolved around his supposed expertise.....
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    Uh oh, big man's here. Look, settle down,...

    Uh oh, big man's here.

    Look, settle down, princess - if you take a gander back in the thread I'm pretty sure it was you who came in with your unnecessary and really quite nasty little violin....
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    Yes, I think we'd previously established that.

    Yes, I think we'd previously established that.
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    Does it make you feel big railing on a guy and...

    Does it make you feel big railing on a guy and his disabled wife? Like, that's what you're getting out of your Thursday evening? How dull and pathetic must your life be to be upset that somebody is...
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    I don't think you understand what virtue...

    I don't think you understand what virtue signalling is. Which isn't surprising.
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    This makes you look like a right cock.

    This makes you look like a right cock.
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    I learnt blockwork wasn't for me - in fact that...

    I learnt blockwork wasn't for me - in fact that was last year, I got to about the third course of blocks after the DPM and got a bit bored as winter set in anyway. So I got a builder in just at the...
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    Dunno about others, but for some reason the less...

    Dunno about others, but for some reason the less I have to do the less I do. Working on a busy project 10 hours a day? Yeah, sure, I'll do another exam, spin up a Plan B project and help a friend...
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    Pushed on with my extension a fair bit, but...

    Pushed on with my extension a fair bit, but broadly.....no, not really to be honest.

    I was busy with work up to May, mind. Pretty dead now though
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    Eh? So long as it's related to your main trade...

    Eh? So long as it's related to your main trade you're fine
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    I think you're probably adding a conspiracy where...

    I think you're probably adding a conspiracy where this isn't one. Clients don't always want the cheapest - they didn't 6 months ago and they don't today.

    But agents are just as exposed as we are...
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    I think there's a few on here with a rose tinted...

    I think there's a few on here with a rose tinted glasses view of "trades". I'm massively into my DIY and I'm just coming up to plastering and second fix on a 90% DIY extension. I knocked down the...
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    Yes, oddly enough - I did one a few weeks back...

    Yes, oddly enough - I did one a few weeks back and have another to do. I'm trying to rule out migraine causes so checked all the boxes.

    Apparently I stuffed the diabetes sample so that didn't come...
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    No. At best it might form part of your evidence...

    No. At best it might form part of your evidence in court to demonstrate your reasonably held belief or something, but....no. Why would the land registry title plan have any bearing on a contract? It...
  21. As much as I'm looking forward to pubs and...

    As much as I'm looking forward to pubs and restaurants, I'm staying the hell away for a few weeks!
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    I'd be interested to know if there's a difference...

    I'd be interested to know if there's a difference of opinion between people who have worked with/for consultancies, or come up through the consulting permie path. I've just been through a few Scope...
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    Maybe I've missed the mark in understanding the...

    Maybe I've missed the mark in understanding the thread, but it doesn't come up that often - but those are the rates people get when they request I work weekends. It's not a routine occurrence,...
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    Dunno why everybody is letting themselves get...

    Dunno why everybody is letting themselves get done over!

    1.5x for Saturdays, 2x Sundays & Bank Holidays for me
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    Ironically my best rate was this year, before...

    Ironically my best rate was this year, before COVID where I was earning near enough double my average. No idea of my best year - I sincerely don't measure it financially. Most fun year is easy -...
  26. Thread: Doomscrolling

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    We have the words, it's just they're all bannable.

    We have the words, it's just they're all bannable.
  27. Thread: Anyone Worried?

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    My take is that people are still very much in...

    My take is that people are still very much in "lockdown" mode - employers, and therefore businesses seem to be very low on motivation and are operating in "keep the lights on" mode. None of my permie...
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    Honestly, I'm amazed it's that cheap. You're...

    Honestly, I'm amazed it's that cheap. You're lucky to get change out of £200 pottering about in a light aircraft - 10x the price for an airliner feels like a steal. You're talking £4k an hour for a...
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    I didn't expect to, but I rather like it. It's no...

    I didn't expect to, but I rather like it. It's no secret I'm no fan of Boris, but I don't think it's a bad thing to have a nice UK Gov flagship aircraft.

    Only bit I dislike is the gold United...
  30. Thread: Microboom

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    Microboom

    Well, last bit of paid work was a month ago now, but finally one of my occasional customers has found a few weeks of work for me (literally, but it'll do!)

    Got a few other leads, too, so hopefully...
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    I did the opposite - cruising up to a roundabout...

    I did the opposite - cruising up to a roundabout in my new automatic (well, DSG) and as the roundabout was clear I went to drop into third gear. Left foot hit the brake and I literally just planted...
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    JFDI, but it's definitely a lot easier with a LHD...

    JFDI, but it's definitely a lot easier with a LHD car. I've taken the motorbike to France a few times and while it's fine, it definitely needs that touch more concentration than driving a LHD car...
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    Wow, superb read.

    Wow, superb read.
  34. I'm a huge fan of building bridges, staying in...

    I'm a huge fan of building bridges, staying in touch and keep close to old clients and all that. But:



    To me, this sounds like a them problem. They know how much it costs to hire a you, either...
  35. To be fair, I think they're saying that's what a...

    To be fair, I think they're saying that's what a website does for you. Though it speaks wonders that that's what they think other businesses are after in a salesperson
  36. Might leave a few comments on Facebook...

    Might leave a few comments on Facebook...
  37. Thread: Car Parts Info

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    Hah, wow! When I finally finish DIY building my...

    Hah, wow! When I finally finish DIY building my extension, I might have some time to look at cars again....
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    Likewise - I wondered when I'd next hear...

    Likewise - I wondered when I'd next hear something and then got a banking text message to say it had gone in.
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    I'm bringing mine to the CUK Christmas Meet -...

    I'm bringing mine to the CUK Christmas Meet - double or nothing.
  40. Mods, can we just bin this dullard?

    Mods, can we just bin this dullard?
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    No, that's fair! Needs must and all that.

    No, that's fair! Needs must and all that.
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    Seems to be working. Why are you putting up with...

    Seems to be working. Why are you putting up with it?
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    But if you don't close the company, that didn't...

    But if you don't close the company, that didn't happen. A lot of things *could* happen - fortunately, our legal system doesn't work on that basis.

    I agree taking the cash, paying it out as...
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    Disguised in what possible way? The loan needs...

    Disguised in what possible way? The loan needs paying back
  45. It's 3500 miles so I'll probably give it a miss

    It's 3500 miles so I'll probably give it a miss
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    The guy with the Ferrari, presumably.

    The guy with the Ferrari, presumably.
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    Yeah, so I think another side is that while they...

    Yeah, so I think another side is that while they matched the money, the work was very very similar to contract life. I.e., consulting. So I was still on the road a fair bit, and while expenses were...
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    Agonised over this a little bit - my work has...

    Agonised over this a little bit - my work has very much petered off, but then I've not been hugely proactive because it just seems pointless at the moment.

    But, from a business point of view, it...
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    Yeah, it was a perm job. It was back in 2015, so...

    Yeah, it was a perm job. It was back in 2015, so I'd only been contracting 2.5 years. It was a bit of an odd situation - I was actually half pondering another permie role at a different org that I...
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    Don't be silly, it's nothing like my marriage. I...

    Don't be silly, it's nothing like my marriage. I can't afford to leave (I kid I kid!)
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