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  1. Thread: Happy Rat

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    https://i.ibb.co/bvq2Lgv/awo-YGv8-700bwp.png...

    https://i.ibb.co/bvq2Lgv/awo-YGv8-700bwp.png
  2. This should be so fun beginning of March with...

    This should be so fun beginning of March with everyone on the bench. Maybe weather will be nice and we get to organise a bbq.
  3. There are a lot of people that are here for the...

    There are a lot of people that are here for the opportunities. Once those are gone it could be easier for them to just go back.
    Eastern Europe is picking up, I do not consider myself going back as...
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    What are you going to do about it? Leave the...

    What are you going to do about it? Leave the country? Would you easily get a work visa post brexit britain? You’ll have to make sure that, no matter what, you can make ends meet or go live on street.
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    There is a video on youtube with a guy going sour...

    There is a video on youtube with a guy going sour over being fired from facebook. He is a bit off in his comments but still believe right in what he says.
    Wonder how it is that he hasn’t been sued...
  6. Agent and client, understandable, would like to...

    Agent and client, understandable, would like to keep you a happy little worker until either: they have another option to fall back on or it is too late for you to do anything about it and you might...
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    In this period of high uncertainty. Contracting...

    In this period of high uncertainty. Contracting is falling apart. Housing market shows some sings of accepting a correction.(Although probably still severely propped up)
    Brexit and gov looking to...
  8. What if when you are 1day to go before contract...

    What if when you are 1day to go before contract ends and Agency terminates the contract? Would you have any legal standing?
    Client bins the project 1.5y into the contract with no feedback, would...
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    Probably I should have expressed myself...

    Probably I should have expressed myself differently. The risk might not be worth for them.
    They are already making lots of money why risk potentially fighting a case(costly) and potential backdated...
  10. Thread: £ 30,000

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    They'll probably end up with "the rock" anyway...

    They'll probably end up with "the rock" anyway after the negotiation. Why not extend it a bit and make it a business friendly place to lure UK business in. English speaking, same law principles, just...
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    If you are here for bad advice, here is proper...

    If you are here for bad advice, here is proper one:
    Ask him if he has heard of options trading over two accounting periods.
    Just enough so your SIC codes don't change.
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    You might be putting too much thought into it....

    You might be putting too much thought into it. Most likely client has already a stance but postpones putting it out not to upset people and get few more productive days out of them.
    Everyone is risk...
  13. Thread: £ 30,000

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    What if EU decides to retaliate and give...

    What if EU decides to retaliate and give companies that wish to manufacture and trade in the EU a regulation friendly zone somewhere on the continent? Maybe somewhere sunny as south of Spain? And we...
  14. It all depends on your personal circumstances,...

    It all depends on your personal circumstances, tolerance for risk, goals in life, financial commitments.
    Have you ever had a moment during a project that was failing, everybody knew it, so you were...
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    At-will employment, works for the USA...

    At-will employment, works for the USA.
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    The one that cannot resign without being shortly...

    The one that cannot resign without being shortly after sent home.
    There is probably somewhere in the HR handbook that compensation after a certain threshold is considered "hygiene".
    Also below a...
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    You can always get some binoculars and watch it...

    You can always get some binoculars and watch it off one of the Channel Islands.
    Probably only during the night as in the new bargain basement Britain it's not very likely you'll be able to see...
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    The resource will still exist, unless they leave...

    The resource will still exist, unless they leave the country they will still be here.
    If they have kids, mortgage, family they will be less likely to move abroad.
    Bills will start to erode the...
  19. So what I understand: - they might have a...

    So what I understand:
    - they might have a plug-in number to estimate how much they gain if people don't jump ships. Replacing resources comes with finders fee, training time, cost of assessing the...
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    And that is how you end up being payed less than...

    And that is how you end up being payed less than people installing Central Heating Units.
  21. Sorry about grammar and spelling. Not my first...

    Sorry about grammar and spelling. Not my first language neither was I sober writing it.

    So you guys are saying this just happened, an uncoordinated effort that took unprepared a good part of the...
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    well, decided to stop as I was afraid the...

    well, decided to stop as I was afraid the physical tiredness would get to me and would not be able to set aside enough time to follow what I want to do.
    It was never about this but 3d/w was covering...
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    Now we are all here, trolling this forum....

    Now we are all here, trolling this forum.
    Waiting for 12pm to have the first glass of wine. (if we happen to wake up before that)

    I am not joking about this but I was getting bored before the...
  24. It is the same treatment as for permies so for an...

    It is the same treatment as for permies so for an inside role they won’t be able to cover much.

    HR will come with a brand new sales pitch of how equal they are and how great it is to work for...
  25. I don't think hmrc would have acted without a...

    I don't think hmrc would have acted without a plan in place and consulting the business. And in uncertain times business wouldn't have liked to have people meddling with their flexible workforce....
  26. You can say that you'd have a private chat with...

    You can say that you'd have a private chat with the person to make sure that what is required is fully understood.
    If s/he would still want you to go forward with it you'd say you are more than...
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    Why do Americans eat as if they have free...

    Why do Americans eat as if they have free healthcare?
  28. Why big corp and hmrc have a dislike for contractors?

    So... the previous night found myself expressing my opinions on a thread near by about the reason contracting is not very popular with big corps and gov. Ended up being not very well perceived and...
  29. I don't know how to answer your question but: -...

    I don't know how to answer your question but:
    - you might have to pay 13.8%employer nics, 0.5% apprenticeship levy, 12% employee nics if you take <50k in income not dividends;
    - if you don't work...
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    words might change when it has to come in...

    words might change when it has to come in written...
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    don't. if you are good enough(telling people what...

    don't. if you are good enough(telling people what they want to hear, do well at interviews and whatever they assess there) you'll get the role anyway. be flexible enough so that agent puts your cv...
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    253 working ;25 days off;228 days...

    253 working ;25 days off;228 days worked;102600 gross ;88441.2 after employer NICs 13.8% ;77828.256 after empplyee NICs 12% ;12500 tax free ;52262.6048 left ;40000=50k at basic rate20% ;1357.56288...
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    The guy above has a point. If you've been a...

    The guy above has a point.
    If you've been a contractor long enough and have a decent warchest you should be able to sit this one out.
    But if you are going for £450pd inside that is about 4.5k net....
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    Depending on the reasons. I've seen a guy being...

    Depending on the reasons.
    I've seen a guy being served the notice 2 weeks into the gig for coming in and leaving flexibly. Recently had a newborn.
    Manager was aware of it but still a precious c***....
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    There might be a field on hmrc website worth...

    There might be a field on hmrc website worth filling with their details...
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    Nobody asking about the financial aspect? I lot...

    Nobody asking about the financial aspect?
    I lot of them have 1/3 of the budget allocated for the people, not leaving much to work with and usually an unnecessary level of management(sometimes and...
  37. Met a couple once while staying in a shared house...

    Met a couple once while staying in a shared house close to a client. Fresh off boat but hardworking people. Both of them were working in towns 1h+ commute by train in opposite directions from that...
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    High expectations lead to disappointments as...

    High expectations lead to disappointments as well,
    But is true, I’ve always been too sceptical for my own good...
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    Pimps going full blast after the holiday....

    Pimps going full blast after the holiday. Probably some cocacola left in the system from the holidays.
    Maybe people can contradict me but phone activity is not always a sign that the market is...
  40. It is one of the reason many people choose to...

    It is one of the reason many people choose to stay contractors. Job market has changed and you are not getting in a role for a lifetime but despite that if you stay for too little in a permi role...
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    Anyone with half a brain will not stay on 50-60k...

    Anyone with half a brain will not stay on 50-60k especially in London. 3-3.5k will only pass through your account.
    Unless your partner has the same you will barely manage. Without kids in the...
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    Word! Thought of going for it out of boredom....

    Word!
    Thought of going for it out of boredom.
    Most recent was with one of big agency names.
    Ended up being on the training ground for one of their newbies.
    Next day... received a with list of...
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    I am asking them in advance, their office or...

    I am asking them in advance, their office or somewhere in the city.
    If in the city... better know where they are taking me, because i am not putting out that cheap.
    One of my friends suggested i...
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    It is true... most of the people cannot afford to...

    It is true... most of the people cannot afford to sit this one out. They should not act on spite and think what is better for themselves.
    £260pd to be fair is slightly better than draining a bit...
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    Contacts from Pimps

    from experience if they do not mention anything about the gig 2-3 min into a call than there isn’t one. Just their office looking busy exercise, want to earn my stripes chores, give me two references...
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    They are just making them call around asking for...

    They are just making them call around asking for leads.
    Why waste only their time when they can do ours too.
    Imagine the poor schmuck getting 30 cals a week but none leading to an interview, he...
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    Left this on State of the market a few weeks...

    Left this on State of the market a few weeks back...
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    I think a permi role in a forgotten place is...

    I think a permi role in a forgotten place is worse.
    Spending the nights in a lonely hotel might not be any different, and new environment, different types of personalities, definitely should keep...
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    You could search on youtube for: Are Facebook...

    You could search on youtube for: Are Facebook employees depressed? (H1B visa & abuse) - TechLead

    Not sure if it is true but could be very tempted to think so: some of the consultancies see they...
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    What would be fair is to ask for a rate increase...

    What would be fair is to ask for a rate increase to cover for days that usually would be on site but in these circumstances you might choose not too. Such as low levels of alcohol after a few drinks...
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