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    I should have said "no chance of being able to...

    I should have said "no chance of being able to claim employee rights"

    The link from NLUK was exactly what I was looking for to persuade them that they can give me a six month extension.
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    The other 24 month rule

    A Scottish Government department are considering offering me an extension but only for 3 months because they are worried about me acquiring rights of employment such as redundancy pay.

    I'm...
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    Works well for me. The reports are improving all...

    Works well for me. The reports are improving all the time and if desperate you can download the data and analyse in excel/power bi
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    Registered Offices

    When I started contracting and formed a ltd. I used my home address for the company registered address. I've just come to switch my energy suppliers and been rejected as they say the property is a...
  5. Don't need to really, I've got so many Aunts...

    Don't need to really, I've got so many Aunts there's always one of them or their husbands popping their clogs or being rushed to hospital. I've reached the age where family get togethers are...
  6. Thread: Boomed

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    Boomed

    Do we still do these? anyway, a 3-6 month contract after 4 months on the bench.
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    :emb I can't edit the title either. How did...

    :emb I can't edit the title either.

    How did you reply without the post having any views?
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    Accomodation sites

    I've used sparerooms.co.uk in the past and looked at weekdays.com, roomster.com, airbnb, mondaytofriday.com and easyroommate.com

    anyone have any preferences?
  9. Thread: darn sarf

    by BigRed
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    I get congestion on my commute as well ...

    I get congestion on my commute as well

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/a2t40moxomb3070/WP_20150828_07_00_47_Pro%201.jpg?dl=0

    (why is the image not showing?)
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    +1 Azure and hybrid are both good options. SQL...

    +1

    Azure and hybrid are both good options. SQL Server was based on Sybase so should be an easier transition. MongoDB is good for some things but it's very immature in other areas.
  11. How will you get your timesheet signed off?

    How will you get your timesheet signed off?
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    DBAs are the custodians of the data, Devs are the...

    DBAs are the custodians of the data, Devs are the chaos monkeys that need to be tamed.
  13. Most agents ignore you unless you are immediately...

    Most agents ignore you unless you are immediately available, unless you are as rare as rocking horse tulip. By ignore, I mean they show interest but don't submit you. They also look for someone with a...
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    Well I'm certainly going to start blackballing...

    Well I'm certainly going to start blackballing their golf club applications.
  15. Thread: darn sarf

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    darn sarf

    Took the family to the Harry Potter studio tour last weekend. We stayed overnight in Hemel Hempstead in quite a nice private hotel on a T junction just outside the centre and settled for a couple of...
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    I thought she meant start a new crusade, death to...

    I thought she meant start a new crusade, death to all infidels including mormons because it's too close to morons and I don't like the Osmonds
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    As I said before I love the Lenovo products but...

    As I said before I love the Lenovo products but this is the latest response this morning after I accepted and paid for a repair on 26th January.

    I would like to point out a detail on the mail you...
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    No. A good business laptop was >£2,000...

    No.

    A good business laptop was >£2,000 because FRPS but I guess that is history. To me, a good business laptop will support multiple VMs, several versions of SQL Server, Docker etc.

    I would...
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    I'm old enough to have lived through the various...

    I'm old enough to have lived through the various cycles, it's all down to people with the right attitude in the end, with management normally totally missing the point and encouraging you to screw it...
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    I'm 5 years out of date with bank DRs but you...

    I'm 5 years out of date with bank DRs but you used to be lucky if the switch happened within 4 hrs after the decision was made, which itself took 3-4hrs. Given the chances of it actually being needed...
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    Gets my vote

    Gets my vote
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    End of Agencies?

    no, seriously this time :grin

    Lystable rebrands as Kalo, building LinkedIn for contractors
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    Sticky: I've been confidently waiting for the housing...

    I've been confidently waiting for the housing crash for years now :frown
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    Sticky: ....and don't take random advice about the market...

    ....and don't take random advice about the market being overheated either, trickle funds in at regular intervals. :wink
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    Brassed off on Film4

    Brassed Off made a rare outing on Film 4 last night. Wonder who decided to schedule that just before an election? Pete Postlethwaite always brings a tear to the eye as he turns down the trophy. Maybe...
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    Yes, Trump is well known for his laissez faire...

    Yes, Trump is well known for his laissez faire attitude.
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    Seriously? I get that NHS, Investment Banks etc...

    Seriously? I get that NHS, Investment Banks etc think they are 'special' (they aren't), but the average private sector company wouldn't give a damn.
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    It's his extra leg which worries me

    It's his extra leg which worries me
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    It looks a bit understated compared to the king...

    It looks a bit understated compared to the king of Thailand

    Tattooed King of Thailand spotted wearing crop top | Metro Video
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    Yes, we seem to have moved from white van and...

    Yes, we seem to have moved from white van and silver car to the opposite.
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    not thought about it that way before but it rings...

    not thought about it that way before but it rings true :happy
  32. Thread: Gardening tips

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    Turf is easier. Is it a big area or just...

    Turf is easier. Is it a big area or just patching? If you drive around some new housing estates eventually they will lay some turf, get details of the supplier then sneak round after it is layed,...
  33. I understand why everyone is saying forget it,...

    I understand why everyone is saying forget it, move on, but they all seem up in arms about people coming here on work visas and driving the rates down in other threads. He may not achieve anything...
  34. Thread: Boomed

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    :banana::banana::banana: good to hear, the banana...

    :banana::banana::banana: good to hear, the banana count has been very low of late.
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    https://makemoneyonline.zone/wp-content/uploads/20...

    https://makemoneyonline.zone/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/it-could-be-you.jpg
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    As Fred says. The IFA will carry out a full...

    As Fred says.

    The IFA will carry out a full risk assessment, the first step being is there the remotest chance that you could end up worse off and sue them for miss-selling. The second step is...
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    Given the figures he quoted they would have to be...

    Given the figures he quoted they would have to be really good other benefits. Stick £139,000 in a SIPP, spread over around 20-30 companies and I would expect to generate around £5,000 pa. in...
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    £10K would probably earn more than £400 on the...

    £10K would probably earn more than £400 on the stockmarket in a decent tracker fund in the same period
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    I'm on the verge of paying a bill to British Gas...

    I'm on the verge of paying a bill to British Gas despite having transferred to SSE because SSE have transferred the wrong property. I've already paid SSE but British Gas insist on payment and it...
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    And Banks, pay top dollar, we're special, etc....

    And Banks, pay top dollar, we're special, etc. they have rubbish UIs, fragmented systems, poor security and are decades out of date.
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    Chatsworth International Horse Trials was as...

    Chatsworth International Horse Trials was as expected: tweeds, wellies, dogs and a few horses. Prices were £6 a pint and £6.50 for a pulled pork bap, still, the 30min walk from the car park did me...
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    I've had similar with two agencies but they were...

    I've had similar with two agencies but they were uk based, sorted one out myself and told the agency with 3 days to go, they didn't have a clue.
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    Chatsworth International Horse Trials on Saturday...

    Chatsworth International Horse Trials on Saturday so I'll be going for a few Pimms, try the gins and cheeses plus look at the dogs.

    Buddhist Temple on Sunday so a contrasting weekend.
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    If I couldn't afford the cost of having it put...

    If I couldn't afford the cost of having it put down I wouldn't have a pet.
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    You certainly are.

    You certainly are.
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    I often wonder about the attendance figures. On...

    I often wonder about the attendance figures. On the one hand they say keep kids off for at least 3 days if they have been physically sick and might be infectious, then they send a letter saying your...
  47. I did have one manager who did a 10min telephone...

    I did have one manager who did a 10min telephone interview, non technical, and took me on. He explained in the first week that my CV was good with lots of renewals so he took me on, if he didn't like...
  48. I lost an opportunity recently. Applied and heard...

    I lost an opportunity recently. Applied and heard nothing for 2 weeks, then a request one afternoon for f2f the next day involving a 7hr round trip. I offered to skype or telephone first and the...
  49. Thread: Kids & Chess

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    Some-one I worked with took his daughter ice...

    Some-one I worked with took his daughter ice skating one half term because she was bored. Fast forward 2 years and he was driving her to train with her doubles partner three nights a week, 200 miles...
  50. how about The British Empire Forum...

    how about The British Empire Forum
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