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  1. I know in my case it was a lot closer to the...

    I know in my case it was a lot closer to the bottom end of the scale, typically what I've seen in my line of work tends to be around 10-20% bonus.. I have no idea what skill set the OP has though,...
  2. Depends if the dog then spends it's life in a...

    Depends if the dog then spends it's life in a field pulling a plough :rolleyes:

    The whole idea of nationality is no longer quite so cut and dried. If someone happens to be born in this country by...
  3. At the bottom end of the permie-perks I outlined...

    At the bottom end of the permie-perks I outlined you could work 9 months a year for the same cash... I included 1 month out as 'holiday' in my original calculations, so an extra 2 months out would...
  4. Wow! Unexpected level of "go-permie" votes for a...

    Wow! Unexpected level of "go-permie" votes for a contractor forum.

    FWIW, I've just been through an almost identical decision (right down to the salary offer which was the same), though the company...
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    You've answered your own question... Parking is...

    You've answered your own question... Parking is frequently differentiated based upon usage - hence residents permit parking.

    If residential streets start being used as overflow parking for a...
  6. It's you that's weird looking :smile Nah, I...

    It's you that's weird looking :smile

    Nah, I agree he's hardly Brad Pitt.. Looks like a typical bouncer/thug/nutter type!
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    You could run it in that time! So long as it's...

    You could run it in that time!

    So long as it's relatively flat a 10mph average speed seems sensibly achievable even if you're a tad unfit. Maybe allow a little extra for traffic (lights) depending...
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    KFC if they're lucky right DA? :D

    KFC if they're lucky right DA? :D
  9. So keeping a low profile by visiting a chain of...

    So keeping a low profile by visiting a chain of bookies that he robbed :laugh
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    Goodman vs. The Hawksmoor

    For those of you who asked:

    Went to Goodman in Mayfair on Saturday, previous visit to The Hawksmoor was the Covent Garden (Seven Dials) location.

    Service was good in both places, Goodman...
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    Louis Van Gaal has been priming himself for the...

    Louis Van Gaal has been priming himself for the role, either that or stick with the Everton theme and steal Martinez - though whether the latter would want to leave Champions League footy to manage...
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    I've been to the Hawksmoor but this is my first...

    I've been to the Hawksmoor but this is my first visit to Goodman - I've been told it's at least as good, which given the standards set by the Hawksmoor is encouraging!

    I'll let you know what the...
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    Thanks for asking.. Bit of cycling, a lot of...

    Thanks for asking..

    Bit of cycling, a lot of golf, quite a few :cheers:

    Out for a steak at Goodman on Saturday evening
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    Right up until you started talking to them......

    Right up until you started talking to them... :laugh
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    I like it... Think it manages expectations well.

    I like it... Think it manages expectations well.
  16. Thread: :tulip: advice

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    FTFY

    FTFY
  17. Thread: House hunting?

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    True, but to make up for that there is a sofa in...

    True, but to make up for that there is a sofa in the main bathroom!! WTF :confused:
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    :laugh

    :laugh
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    Whilst I don't doubt that advances in medical...

    Whilst I don't doubt that advances in medical science in the last 25 years have been mind-bending in some fields of research, there remains a significant number of illnesses for which there is still...
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    Indeed. I think it's a fair and reasonable...

    Indeed. I think it's a fair and reasonable assumption that professional generally equates to more intelligence/motivation. Frequently therefore, by the time professional women choose to have a family...
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    Not just on CUK.. The start of such a divide is...

    Not just on CUK.. The start of such a divide is quite evident walking round any town/city..

    Problem is that the squat-goblin like sub-species is likely to out number the 'gracile' species by about...
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    Yawn. Implementation this morning, invoicing from...

    Yawn. Implementation this morning, invoicing from bed :banana:
  23. Jeez! Let's get this thread back to contractor...

    Jeez! Let's get this thread back to contractor status... £140/month JSA FFS, just buy one less jar of caviar a month until the next gig.

    HTHBIDI
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    Would you be happier if Bob spent his time on CUK...

    Would you be happier if Bob spent his time on CUK instead? ;)

    Seriously, not your issue if you're that bothered raise to PM.. Otherwise ignore and crack on with posting on here/your hectic work...
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    Is that HIS fault? :tongue It's still not...

    Is that HIS fault? :tongue


    It's still not his native language... I also imagine that he spent a good proportion of that time playing footy. Seemingly though, he's still managed to get 10 GCSEs...
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    On the contrary, I think he came over as...

    On the contrary, I think he came over as thoughtful, considered and humble - an unusual mix in the Prem to say the least.

    Plus he was providing insight and punditry in English which is not his...
  27. Problem is AFAIK there is no directive as to how...

    Problem is AFAIK there is no directive as to how closely they are linked... Base rate plus 3-5% (as most are currently) doesn't help much.
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    Real MadYid vs OTIB for the title then... :smile

    Real MadYid vs OTIB for the title then... :smile
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    Mr. Harris? :smile

    Mr. Harris? :smile
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    Mancini's selection carnage and some injuries...

    Mancini's selection carnage and some injuries separated the men from the boys this week!
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    Row 6 is more difficult to read than 7... Row 7...

    Row 6 is more difficult to read than 7... Row 7 is LMAOROTF, no clue what row 6 is.
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    I know it's only rep, but please people can we be...

    I know it's only rep, but please people can we be more careful in future?

    Oh the irony :smile
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    Wow there is a whole new world out there for the...

    Wow there is a whole new world out there for the true headphone connoisseur! FWIW I like the Denons as they're seemingly made from wood.
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    I think you have a different type of vice in...

    I think you have a different type of vice in mind...
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    There's a good way to have your head in a vice?...

    There's a good way to have your head in a vice? :confused:
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    Ta, I'll have a look.

    Ta, I'll have a look.
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    I'm not sure either, but I'm deaf in one ear so...

    I'm not sure either, but I'm deaf in one ear so even stereo is wasted on me..

    Allegedly the benefits are noise cancelling, deeper bass, more 'pure' sound etc.

    I'm buying them as a gift, and am...
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    Decent Headphones?

    Anyone got any recommendations for some decent over-ear headphones? Target price is around £150.
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    Congrats Churchy and CM! I'll have a beer to...

    Congrats Churchy and CM!

    I'll have a beer to celebrate :)
  40. PM sent.

    PM sent.
  41. That's a financial investment at whatever value...

    That's a financial investment at whatever value is assigned to the shares at set-up, it has nothing to do with an ongoing contribution in terms of working for the company.

    I could buy any...
  42. Hugely unlikely Mal for two reasons: 1. New...

    Hugely unlikely Mal for two reasons:

    1. New tax legislation can not be backdated (for obvious reasons), the only way this would be at all possible were if HMRC were to "clarify" existing...
  43. Hi Daniel, I didn't request a meeting no,...

    Hi Daniel,

    I didn't request a meeting no, partly as I felt adequately informed from my own research, but partly because during the course of 4 years I had 6 different accountants with 4 different...
  44. Maybe the Scottish office is, but not the one...

    Maybe the Scottish office is, but not the one that I was with. I had to suggest/request pretty much every aspect of managing my accounts, right down to FRS for VAT; I don't recall any advice beyond...
  45. Reminds me of someone...

    Reminds me of someone...
  46. Thread: Identity theft

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    Meh, I'm more "occasional visitor" than "ardent...

    Meh, I'm more "occasional visitor" than "ardent poster" these days so didn't know... But, if he's a well known trolling sockie why not bring down your modly ban hammer CJ? :tongue
  47. Thread: Identity theft

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    Plus any old scrote with a phone book...

    Plus any old scrote with a phone book...
  48. Thread: Identity theft

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    WGJS. You have no clue what you're talking...

    WGJS.

    You have no clue what you're talking about. Regarding your 'advice':

    * Shredding all personal documents is pretty much de rigeur these days for anyone who is remotely security conscious. ...
  49. Thread: Identity theft

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    GJ - same thing happened to me, I took all the...

    GJ - same thing happened to me, I took all the steps you've taken so far.

    The only other piece of advice is to keep an eye out for anyone trying to intercept your post/postman - obviously in...
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    This whole concept of "cheap money" is close to a...

    This whole concept of "cheap money" is close to a complete nonsense.

    i) Generating £275bn of new money has increased inflation to something like 5.5% - which is fantastic for servicing existing...
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