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    I agree with you, I must say that I probably...

    I agree with you, I must say that I probably wouldn't have the balls to try it myself, but on the face of it you're being reasonable.
    If the gig was in the UK but they wanted to interview you in New...
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    I wouldn’t worry too much about getting clearly...

    I wouldn’t worry too much about getting clearly defined hours.
    You’re a day-rate contractor, some days you’ll be flat out for 12-14 hours, others you’ll get everything you need to get done in a...
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    Sticking around when it’s quiet

    I’m after a bit of advice, guidance and general anecdotes from experience.

    I have another four months left on my contract following an extension at the end of 2018. Since the turn of this year,...
  4. Sticky: I've missed Gameweek 1, can I still join?

    I've missed Gameweek 1, can I still join?
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    It sounds like it has some legs. The only issue I...

    It sounds like it has some legs. The only issue I could foresee is the hiree won't look after the tools/plant properly and all of a sudden the cost of replacement parts and repairs is more than the...
  6. I have a "swings and roundabouts" thought process...

    I have a "swings and roundabouts" thought process usually. Some days I have a 12-14 hour day, other days it's a lot quieter and I can do what I need to in 6 hours - I still charge the same rate for a...
  7. Thread: Renewal time

    by ChangePM
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    I would be totally honest with the agent, I’ve...

    I would be totally honest with the agent, I’ve always found that being straight with them is the only way of getting a mutual agreement. There’s no point playing games or making tactical statements...
  8. Additional travel and expense whilst covering a former colleague

    Afternoon all.

    I have a little conundrum and wouldn't mind some thoughts and advice.

    I've been in a Project Management role for 6-7 weeks, the role is specifically based in two locations (Leeds...
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    A similar situation happened to me recently. I...

    A similar situation happened to me recently.
    I chose to have a conversation with the client, explain that the situation wasn't going to work for me and we agreed to terminate the contract...
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    I'm finding it slow going to be honest. Been on...

    I'm finding it slow going to be honest. Been on the bench for six weeks now, I have a few things in the pipeline but I had hoped to have had a couple of offers by now (that's me being impatient, not...
  11. Cheers everyone. I decided to take the 50-50...

    Cheers everyone.

    I decided to take the 50-50 offer and just get on with it. I've definitely learned a couple of lessons.

    There's a part of me that will always look back and say that I should...
  12. Thread: BOQ Prelims

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    Your prelims should cover everything from the...

    Your prelims should cover everything from the admin involved in mobilising (RAMS etc) to the actual site-set up. Site office/cabin delivery and erection, welfare facilities, power and data.

    It's...
  13. **UPDATE** After a letter each way and a...

    **UPDATE**

    After a letter each way and a couple of emails following up, I've just received an email from the legal team at the agency stating that (to paraphrase) they will defend their case if I...
  14. Thread: Tie or No-Tie

    by ChangePM
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    Definitely a tie at interview. Then if you get...

    Definitely a tie at interview.

    Then if you get the gig, use your own professional judgement about what to wear and how you wish to be perceived.
    I’d always take the lead from whatever your...
  15. This is the route I’ve taken with my most recent...

    This is the route I’ve taken with my most recent emails, letters and general dunning. Funnily enough, they’ve gone extremely quiet all of sudden and have not been quoting all of the clauses and...
  16. Cheers, I'm going to send a letter and go through...

    Cheers, I'm going to send a letter and go through the process but I'm not holding out any hope.

    In my head I've written it off, moved on, hugged my daughter and I'm now looking forward to a few...
  17. Thanks, this is the sort of help I was looking...

    Thanks, this is the sort of help I was looking for.
    Dunning is going nowhere and I'm now being hit with radio silence. Hopefully a letter before action will stir some sort of response.
  18. Thanks Spikeh. I genuinely appreciate your...

    Thanks Spikeh.

    I genuinely appreciate your response. I'll keep it calm and relaxed and get some proper advice.
    My head is now at the stage where I've written this off as a bad experience and...
  19. I can't disagree with anything that you have...

    I can't disagree with anything that you have said, trust me, I've taken a lot away and learned plenty from this episode.

    As for being an idiot for not signing it, by turning up on the first day I...
  20. I've googled dunning - that isn't getting me...

    I've googled dunning - that isn't getting me paid.
    I've come to a bit of a stalemate having made numerous calls and sending countless emails (both friendly and forceful), they are refusing to pay...
  21. In your expert opinion, what will work?

    In your expert opinion, what will work?
  22. 1) Here's where it gets a bit messy. Yes, the...

    1) Here's where it gets a bit messy. Yes, the contract states that I'm opted out. The back story here is that the agency wouldn't send me the log-in details to the timesheet portal until I had signed...
  23. *****UPDATE***** I've submitted an invoice to...

    *****UPDATE*****

    I've submitted an invoice to them, they have rebuffed it and stated that they won't pay.
    I've gone back with proof of the days worked and stated that I'll take the case through...
  24. It's a fair point and something that I have...

    It's a fair point and something that I have thought about and agonised over. Hindsight says that you're probably right, but I made the decision and have to stand by it. If a similar situation arises...
  25. Everyone's different tarbera, you were prepared...

    Everyone's different tarbera, you were prepared to travel from LDN to EDI every day. Fair play, I take my hat off to you! I wasn't prepared or able to travel at this stage in my life with the...
  26. It's nothing really to do with fortune, either...

    It's nothing really to do with fortune, either good or bad. I got an offer of more money and a long-term contract so took them up on that offer. I'd do the same again, as I'm sure the mass majority...
  27. This is all new to me to be fair, I've always...

    This is all new to me to be fair, I've always submitted a timesheet and been paid. I looked online and it suggested that I had to go through ACAS before claiming through the Ombudsman.

    I'll...
  28. I've just gone through a similar scenario and...

    I've just gone through a similar scenario and history will always say I made the wrong call.

    I took a gamble that my existing contract wouldn't get extended, moved to a new client and got stung. ...
  29. Have you any tips about the dunning process?...

    Have you any tips about the dunning process?
    I've raised an incident with acas. Apparently they're going to call me back in a few days to get some further info on the issue.

    Should I send the...
  30. Sorry to hear about your experiences, it seems to...

    Sorry to hear about your experiences, it seems to be a jungle out there sometimes.

    It's a fair point that you make and I've spent hours and hours going over the decision and wondering "what if"...
  31. Thanks for the response. I've checked the...

    Thanks for the response.

    I've checked the contract and been met with a load of legal jargon from the agencies lawyer, basically saying that they can't get the money on my behalf so it's tough.
    ...
  32. Left contract for a new one based on false promises. Help needed!

    Hi all. Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.

    To cut an incredibly long story short, I landed a new contract a few weeks back so I worked the notice with the existing client before...
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