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  1. Thread: My Lunch

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    Wonder how much they're saving on nhs with people...

    Wonder how much they're saving on nhs with people dying at home from heart attacks, strokes and cancer instead of getting treated?
  2. I've had a different experience. Gone direct on 3...

    I've had a different experience. Gone direct on 3 contracts. 2 were weekly with 10 day terms, 1 was monthly with 30 day terms. Had 1 or 2 missed/late payments but these were much easier to chase up...
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    Hard for us to know if there are any hidden...

    Hard for us to know if there are any hidden clauses in your contracts. I would look at every contract you signed just to make sure there is no issue.
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    I don't believe in the use of war to build the...

    I don't believe in the use of war to build the economy but to each their own I guess. Human life should always come first imo.
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    The kurds were fighting a land war, expecting to...

    The kurds were fighting a land war, expecting to get their own country carved out of syria, iraq and possibly some surrounding countries and expecting US support both military and diplomatic to be...
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    It does matter but even if it doesn't matter...

    It does matter but even if it doesn't matter domestically it matters internationally.

    Donald trump is very clearly not a globalist interventionist like his predecessors. Biden as Obama's VP...
  7. Thread: DOOM: diesels

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    Why does it matter what the intentions are? If it...

    Why does it matter what the intentions are? If it means cleaner air then it's cleaner air regardless of whether they make more money or not.

    Hopefully we will see some crazy new battery tech that...
  8. Thread: DOOM: petrol

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    Porsche hasn't been able to figure out how to...

    Porsche hasn't been able to figure out how to make aesthetically pleasing 4 door cars yet. I would rather have the Audi.
  9. Thread: DOOM: diesels

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    Amazing.. hopefully dealers will start making...

    Amazing.. hopefully dealers will start making similar announcements for petrol cars in 5 years or so.
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    Makes sense since recycling at businesses I...

    Makes sense since recycling at businesses I believe is handled by private companies mostly so would expect with everyone working from home that councils are seeing a large increase.
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    You need to decide what you're running. Is it a...

    You need to decide what you're running. Is it a personalized service or is it a traditional business. I would expect a personalized service to usually pick up their phone during any reasonable hour...
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    Yeah I guess, I have just never seen a SOW like...

    Yeah I guess, I have just never seen a SOW like that, although I guess if they are just using it as a tool to bypass ir35 it's possible.
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    Yes but they absolutely did not shut down their...

    Yes but they absolutely did not shut down their economy in any way, they still suffered a gdp reduction due to lower exports because of other countries but otherwise domestically had a minimal...
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    How can a sow be inside?

    How can a sow be inside?
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    I don't believe you. Quick search shows...

    I don't believe you.

    Quick search shows nothing of what you have suggested.

    Please show relevant legislation showing that you can't consolidate redundant jobs responsibility and tasks to...
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    Should be criminal charges.

    Should be criminal charges.
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    Cool resorting to name calling, first I was...

    Cool resorting to name calling, first I was ignorant now I am slow, what next? Keep it coming.

    Of course I can't say anything back or I'll be banned :)
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    How did I talk about that? I think maybe I didn't...

    How did I talk about that? I think maybe I didn't communicate well.

    What if you have 3000 brick and mortar across the country do multi billion annual revenue but dont need a concentration of...
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    Lol I'm ignorant? Maybe you're ignorant?... I...

    Lol I'm ignorant? Maybe you're ignorant?...

    I have a pulse oximeter at home. I know what it is.

    Sorry if my grammar wasn't perfectly on point, I am not british.
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    Well define outsourcing? Not offshoring. MSPs are...

    Well define outsourcing? Not offshoring. MSPs are mostly local companies. You have the same individuals coming in every day. The dynamic changes a bit because they are trying to sell to you as well...
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    Do you know what a medical study is? Wearing a...

    Do you know what a medical study is? Wearing a pulse oximeter and then putting on a mask and looking at the readings is not a medical study. It's a single isolated data point from a single person in...
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    How long has it been since you've been where you...

    How long has it been since you've been where you are right now?

    It's becoming more common to outsource the entire it function to an MSP. Some companies retain a CIO or it director but not all....
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    89 year old cancer patient undergoing...

    89 year old cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy.
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    Sure, why not.

    Sure, why not.
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    By leaving when they realise permies have to...

    By leaving when they realise permies have to choose between paying their bills, saving money, or going on holiday. Most can only afford to do 1 and usually it's just pay the bills (if they're in...
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    Detectable levels of antibodies is not a valid...

    Detectable levels of antibodies is not a valid metric to show immunity. You need to study reinfection rates. No high quality data on this now and it's still too early to get a reliable answer. No...
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    What do you mean when you say we? London is worse...

    What do you mean when you say we? London is worse than detroit.
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    Yeah that's absolutely tragic. During the...

    Yeah that's absolutely tragic.

    During the first few weeks of lockdown you could actually breathe the air in central London. It was really nice to get a break, didn't choke on the diesel like...
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    Yeah, I agree but that's the message that needs...

    Yeah, I agree but that's the message that needs to be communicated if you want those jobs from the clients that care (some won't care and haven't been burned yet but hiring contractors to full time...
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    I'm not a developer either but have been...

    I'm not a developer either but have been previously.

    I'm not at all concerned with offshore labour... It's the local market that's concerning. So many highly skilled unemployed people right now.
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    What a brilliantly accurate and completely...

    What a brilliantly accurate and completely reasonable equivalence. :)
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    I probably wouldn't hire a contractor into a perm...

    I probably wouldn't hire a contractor into a perm gig either.

    Its your job to convince them it's a permanent move and you'll never contract again. Make sure to convey that the move is permanent...
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    Cool, you can wear one if you like. This is a...

    Cool, you can wear one if you like. This is a hill I am willing to die on. I will not provide my personal information to any police officers, pay any fines and will fight any fine I still end up with...
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    Sure there is a larger market. Just wait till...

    Sure there is a larger market. Just wait till your potential clients realise they can get someone with twice as many skills for half the price who previously worked in a different sector... People...
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    Is there any evidence people are more productive...

    Is there any evidence people are more productive or is it all anecdotal from people who want everyone to stay remote?

    I have had a hell of a time getting responses for almost any query. Getting...
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    Yeah it can be easy to not see how bad it is if...

    Yeah it can be easy to not see how bad it is if you're not looking.

    I am in contract as well but not so ignorant to think I won't be sitting on the bench for 3-6+ months when this ends like...
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    Just as helpful as yours :)

    Just as helpful as yours :)
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    I've followed every single restriction/rule so...

    I've followed every single restriction/rule so far. Even if I disagreed with them.

    I will not under any circumstances wear a mask outside. It's going too far and there is no scientific basis for...
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    Yeah quite possible.

    Yeah quite possible.
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    You'll have a notice period for the perm role...

    You'll have a notice period for the perm role that's probably either no notice , 1 or possibly 2 weeks during probation (check your contract) ... You can just serve your notice immediately. Likely...
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    I am mid 30s, first programming job at 22. I...

    I am mid 30s, first programming job at 22. I actually first learned how to program on a drag and drop IDE so I can understand where you're coming from. I don't know why but I feel like its different...
  42. With new ir35 changes companies are going to...

    With new ir35 changes companies are going to decide before they engage with you whether the role is inside or outside and there will be very minimal scope to change their mind.

    This also isn't...
  43. Thread: Invoice Format

    by jayn200
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    As long as your invoice contains the required...

    As long as your invoice contains the required information then it's a legal invoice.

    They can't dictate to you where to place that info on your invoice.

    But since they are the sole company...
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    You're a petty child. I offered a suggestion that...

    You're a petty child. I offered a suggestion that may or may not apply to people , no need to take it so personally. Complete overreaction and uncalled for.
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    I think you get some of these contract roles in...

    I think you get some of these contract roles in public sector not because of employment rights but more because they can't hire anyone for what they're allowed to pay perm salary. When they put the...
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    Considering it's a contractor forum I'm sure...

    Considering it's a contractor forum I'm sure there are lots of people who live a flexible life. I have friends and family in multiple countries. I am sure I'm not the only one here.
  47. No, but they asked me for 11 references for the...

    No, but they asked me for 11 references for the last place I rented plus I had to send them like 7-8 different documents.

    Some british companies are just ridiculous. Is it like this anywhere else...
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    I do think this type of thing will continue to...

    I do think this type of thing will continue to grow. Look at how much investment microsoft is throwing into powerapps for example. They just reworked the whole platform.
  49. Well considering they can't even work a *******...

    Well considering they can't even work a ******* spreadsheet I don't think there is much chance of anything positive coming out of this.
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    Depending on your skill set 650 inside seems...

    Depending on your skill set 650 inside seems pretty decent for current market conditions. Who knows what the perm offer will be but just deal with that offer independently.
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