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  1. Agents huge cuts. Easily misread. If you and...

    Agents huge cuts. Easily misread.

    If you and the hiring manager both feel like the agency is taking the p**s, get the hiring manager to tell the agency to bring you in line with the rate and...
  2. Unless you are 100% prepared to walk, don't bluff.

    Unless you are 100% prepared to walk, don't bluff.
  3. Thread: Monzo

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    Monzo losses double as UK digital bank warns of...

    Monzo losses double as UK digital bank warns of pandemic uncertainty

    Sounds like they were far too ambitious, even before C-19.
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    A Tesco Bag for Life. Use Duck Tape to secure it...

    A Tesco Bag for Life. Use Duck Tape to secure it and it will work as advertised, lasting you for the rest of your life.
  5. More likely because they see concerns about...

    More likely because they see concerns about overseas students and the money they'll bring in. Let's face it, everyone has voted for what they want and whatever way they saw (or were sold) as the best...
  6. The good news on the VAT is that it's...

    The good news on the VAT is that it's passthrough, i.e. you don't owe what you don't receive although you might want to ask your accountant about the intricacies of this as they (HM C&E) might...
  7. In your position I would care far more about...

    In your position I would care far more about getting paid that about regulations opt out being signed or not. If you find the contract to be null and void, it's kind of moot, given that you both...
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    Even better in Amurica. LM Jr's PS4 buddy over...

    Even better in Amurica. LM Jr's PS4 buddy over there went and registered for a test with his dad. Both sat there for half an hour, queue didn't move so they skipped the test and went home. The...
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    Pride and dignity. You can be poor working class...

    Pride and dignity. You can be poor working class but have both of those, manners and respect.
  10. Another reason contractors go limited company....

    Another reason contractors go limited company....
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    Your next Nerf project: Custom Judge Dredd...

    Your next Nerf project:

    Custom Judge Dredd Lawgiver - YouTube
  12. Thread: Pidgin

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    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/3...

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/307/189/6fe.jpg
  13. These days, yes, possibly alongside spending too...

    These days, yes, possibly alongside spending too much time on the road.
    Although you've also got the roll out of IR35 off payroll regs making it less likely you've be able to work any distance away...
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    Aren't some firms making pay up to 100% for their...

    Aren't some firms making pay up to 100% for their staff as a goodwill gesture?
  15. Accenture and others use a different sales pitch....

    Accenture and others use a different sales pitch. I'll not say where but the team is generally made up of a principal consultant, two seniors, two general and as many junior/grads as they can get...
  16. If you're a contractor going perm, the hardest...

    If you're a contractor going perm, the hardest thing that you'll face is your status.

    Why would they take what they see as a risk on a contractor going perm until the transition to the long-term...
  17. Thread: Job opening

    by LondonManc
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    Everyone already knows he's a Johnson.

    Everyone already knows he's a Johnson.
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    Sticky: Aldi West Country Chedder Beef Burger for lunch....

    Aldi West Country Chedder Beef Burger for lunch. Great idea ruined by poor quality meat.
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    This thread just reads like the early scene in...

    This thread just reads like the early scene in Good Will Hunting where scooty is the jerk with the ponytail who has read a first year trading book and everyone else is Will.
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    Agree with all of this. Some clown on here was...

    Agree with all of this. Some clown on here was calculating contractor income based on 250 days as a comparison!

    I've always budgeted for 200 and taken anything else as a bonus. Then you've got the...
  21. Correct.

    Correct.
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    INKSPE Office chair RS | Masterpieces |...

    INKSPE

    Office chair RS | Masterpieces | Lifestyle | Porsche Shop - Great Britain
  23. Thread: Job opening

    by LondonManc
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    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9...

    https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/95/Laura_Kuenssberg_Cicero_2012.jpg
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    Standard employment practice - anything I create...

    Standard employment practice - anything I create when at work is theirs. Same for contracting, though, from my experience.
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    Fair comment on IR35 - COVID has happened post my...

    Fair comment on IR35 - COVID has happened post my decision so was never a factor.

    The IR35 reforms pretty much excluded me from taking stuff in London but with working from home at least two days...
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    If you can do it, it might only take two hours a...

    If you can do it, it might only take two hours a day. Worth educating the agent or extracting the urine.
  27. :hug: Two things here: Firstly, do you know...

    :hug:

    Two things here:

    Firstly, do you know if the client has the money to engage you directly? The non-compete clause is null and void because if the agency cannot provide a service to the...
  28. Mine have just asked for the agency that I went...

    Mine have just asked for the agency that I went through. Presumably the likes of Adecco, RS, etc have agency admin team numbers on speed dial.
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    I can only refer to pre-Covid times as that is...

    I can only refer to pre-Covid times as that is the only fair barometer and it was fine. I think you have to accept that you either have appraisals or you have contract negotiations and far less...
  30. We're using Infosys because of its position of...

    We're using Infosys because of its position of apparent privilege but the sentiment stretches to TCS, WiPro and beyond. As one Indian guy on Canary Wharf put it to me, he wouldn't outsource to Indian...
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    Do they do courses on Muslims oppressing LGBTQ...

    Do they do courses on Muslims oppressing LGBTQ people to see how the oppressed oppress the oppressed?
  32. But this is moot at the moment - Infosys will...

    But this is moot at the moment - Infosys will happily take you on right now as outside then bin you off next March to avoid the risk themselves. After that, Infosys will be purely IR35 for...
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    Very odd. When I went perm, there was a clause in...

    Very odd. When I went perm, there was a clause in my employment contract about not taking other work on, which is understandable. I just told them I would set my company dormant and not trade while...
  34. You really think that's more nonsense than...

    You really think that's more nonsense than blanket bans and other panic tactics that they've adopted rather than going through contract-by-contract?
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    Plan C is looming large, let's leave it at that.

    Plan C is looming large, let's leave it at that.
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    Even if they're geniune, I'd have sucked it up as...

    Even if they're geniune, I'd have sucked it up as a pre-contract logistics activity (like having to clean my office shoes that I've not had to wear for ages!) and collected it so that I can start...
  37. No they can't. They have asked to change them...

    No they can't. They have asked to change them rather than actually changed them from what you've said.

    As I said originally, I'd want some compensation (e.g. £20 per day) for taking the extra...
  38. Until Infosys mob invariably fail to deliver....

    Until Infosys mob invariably fail to deliver. It's part of the contractor cycle, a bit like when companies were outsourcing IT departments pre-Wipro days them brought IT departments back inside when...
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    They were sold as making degrees affordable to...

    They were sold as making degrees affordable to everyone. The reality is that it simply means that the haves come out of uni without debt and the have nots come out with 54k of debt with the same...
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    It's due to lab costs and STEM students having to...

    It's due to lab costs and STEM students having to be on site more, rather than sitting in a coffee shop watching their future employers serving machofloppachoccychinos.
  41. Yes, the fact that HMRC guidelines have dictated...

    Yes, the fact that HMRC guidelines have dictated that companies must carry out due diligence and assess the IR35 status of every contract on its merits rather than the contractor declaring its...
  42. Companies I know are scheduled to move back to at...

    Companies I know are scheduled to move back to at least two days a week in the office from September. Presenteeist managers will want their contractors in. There will therefore be travel and...
  43. It's an absolute sham clause. They'll cite...

    It's an absolute sham clause. They'll cite anything to get rid of you. Project pulled, budget run out, etc.
    If they lock you out of the system and tell you not to come in, what can you do. Turn it...
  44. The last sentence, I wouldn't worry about. You...

    The last sentence, I wouldn't worry about. You can explain that away by classing yourself as a consultant for your limited performing the role that the client has requested of you.

    In terms of the...
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    I'm seeing more companies moving to in-house...

    I'm seeing more companies moving to in-house recruiters rather than going through agencies, certainly on the permie side of things.
  46. There's a place in Cheetham Hill that advertises...

    There's a place in Cheetham Hill that advertises "quality used tyres". :eek:

    Guaranteed to get you through your MOT :D
  47. Lead Test Analyst and any combination of those...

    Lead Test Analyst and any combination of those are fine. If it says Test Manager, they may ask questions.
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    A courier sockie? 7

    A courier sockie?

    7
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    Looking for the big spike in cases today like the last two Mondays.
  50. I'm going off personal experience (including...

    I'm going off personal experience (including witnessed rather than just my own).

    One client where I was contracting first time had another contractor there on his third visit. They used his skills...
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