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  1. Thread: DOOM: anti-vaxxers

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    "Unsafe vaccine" fecking muppets, they should...

    "Unsafe vaccine" fecking muppets, they should inject them with covid instead, see how they like it.
  2. Clearly he lost and never got over it.

    Clearly he lost and never got over it.
  3. Thread: Cummings DOOM

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    Has anyone "let go" from No10 ever walked out the...

    Has anyone "let go" from No10 ever walked out the front door in such a staged fashion as Cummings? I very much doubt he was sacked, if he was so tulipe, why was everyone bending backwards to defend...
  4. Thread: Sweet Brexit

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    All part of the "make them eat potatoes" plan....

    All part of the "make them eat potatoes" plan. Nothing to see here, move along.
  5. Thread: DOOM: CGT

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    As I'm not subscribed to FT, when might this be...

    As I'm not subscribed to FT, when might this be coming?

    Suddenly the idea of closing down my Ltd seems more and more appealing.
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    Who cares about economy when you can buy loads of...

    Who cares about economy when you can buy loads of soy sauce at exactly the same price as before? You can't put a price on that.
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    I'm dead serious, can someone explain why all...

    I'm dead serious, can someone explain why all this printing or borrowing isn't causing inflation to go up, interest rates to go up and generally causing all sort of, well you know, bad stuff which is...
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    There's feck all reason to stockpile in the first...

    There's feck all reason to stockpile in the first place, during the first lockdown there would've been no shortages if it wasn't for all the ******* buying tons of crap for no apparent reason. Seems...
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    Someone should do a study on who the average...

    Someone should do a study on who the average panic buyer is. Fecking morons for sure, but perhaps there's a genuine reason why these people keep doing this knowing feck all changes from Thu...
  10. Who the feck decided to tweet that soyA tulipe...

    Who the feck decided to tweet that soyA tulipe from an official gov account, are they fecking retarded? How utterly rubbish must the negotiations be if this is announced as a "win"? How utterly stupid...
  11. Thread: Maybe bye bye Dido

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    Are we talking about the £13 a day for low income...

    Are we talking about the £13 a day for low income workers? Based on the absolutely outstanding percentage of people who isolate when told to now, I reckon 90% earn just a bit more than the £13 a day....
  12. Thread: Maybe bye bye Dido

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    Feel free to point out I'm blind but what's the...

    Feel free to point out I'm blind but what's the reason for reducing the quarantine period? Cause 90% don't quarantine for 14 days so lets see if they are willing to do 7? What the actual feck?!
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    What outgoings?

    What outgoings?
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    Make Great Brittanica great again! Very...

    Make Great Brittanica great again!

    Very curious if he'll just cave in at the last minute like he did with the withdrawal agreement. With the pandemic kicking off again the last thing you want is...
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    I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that they...

    I'm fairly sure I read somewhere that they suffered the same as Denmark (which did lockdown) in terms of people stopping spending.
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    Just read that you cannot meet with your friends...

    Just read that you cannot meet with your friends in a pub (unless of course they have a garden). Again, how is this going to be enforced?

    Also, the above is probably going to lead to people...
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    Sure, but then what's the point of Tier 2? It's...

    Sure, but then what's the point of Tier 2? It's wasting time, especially as you won't know if it works as you'll have all the delayed cases from 1-2 weeks ago negatively impacting your daily numbers....
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    Who the hell is going to enforce this? Police is...

    Who the hell is going to enforce this? Police is going to go from door to door checking? this changes feck all imho. Besides with an average two week lag between transmission and hospitalisation, the...
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    No one in the right mind would go after huge...

    No one in the right mind would go after huge corps that have huge legal depts ready to absolutely destroy whatever accusations you send their way and most likely humiliate you in the process. Much...
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    Bozo did say Covid is an opportunity, same with...

    Bozo did say Covid is an opportunity, same with Brexit. He forgot to mention it's only an opportunity for a selected group of people and based on some very dodgy and illegal actions, but who cares,...
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    Surely that is enough to go and do it for even...

    Surely that is enough to go and do it for even £25pd.
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    Thanks everyone, I was mostly curious what Danes...

    Thanks everyone, I was mostly curious what Danes are like to work with as I've only really worked in the UK.

    Contract itself is almost fully remote, unless there's a meeting somewhere to discuss...
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    Any experience with Danish clients?

    Looks like I might be doing some work for a Danish company, curious if anyone here worked with / in Denmark and what their experiences were in dealing with Danes?
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    Being from Poland I can tell you that £250pd /...

    Being from Poland I can tell you that £250pd / £5k a month is a rate most would bite your hand off for as the conversion rate for £ to zl (zloty, local currency) is almost 1 to 5. What is worth...
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    I've also had new contracts issued in the past...

    I've also had new contracts issued in the past with a new SOW to cover the new deliverable. You can have it running in parallel to your current one, but some clients will definitely refuse that as...
  26. Surprise surprise it all went dead after I...

    Surprise surprise it all went dead after I finished the numerical assessment, so perhaps they get rid of anyone with a below 80% score (got 77%, 92% percentile).
  27. I meant stashing it away in Euro, have enough £...

    I meant stashing it away in Euro, have enough £ in the business account to last over a year, so can use that for now. The thing is that depending on how this new contract pans out, I'll probably move...
  28. I'll piggyback on this thread and ask whether...

    I'll piggyback on this thread and ask whether anyone here has any experience with using company foreign currency accounts in the UK? I might have the option to pick Euro as the currency in which my...
  29. Thread: Spreadsheets

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    Wasn't it simply a case of doing an automated...

    Wasn't it simply a case of doing an automated export to xls to help ordinary folk "see" the data, email to all concerned parties etc.? If that's the case I can already see a tester somewhere thinking...
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    The £25ph rate you mean?

    The £25ph rate you mean?
  31. Cheers! It's fully remote unless a few days of...

    Cheers! It's fully remote unless a few days of testing are required, there's also a kick off meeting in the first week, apart from that I should be wfh. Need to have a chat with a Danish accountant...
  32. So #2 came back but their offer was way below #1,...

    So #2 came back but their offer was way below #1, so I told #1 it's a go, got the contract through yesterday, so things moved really fast.

    Today had an interview for a remote contract in Denmark,...
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    Done, but I'm sure that ”At 10,000 signatures,...

    Done, but I'm sure that ”At 10,000 signatures, government will respond with feck off".
  34. You'll most likely be double taxed in both...

    You'll most likely be double taxed in both countries, ie. 0% tax in the UK as the amount is below the threshold but the £12.5k will get converted to whatever currency it is in the country where you...
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    The moronic thing with the gov approach to this...

    The moronic thing with the gov approach to this is to "just wait a bit more and maybe then introduce more measures". It's like there's no fecking learning curve, all epidemiologists were saying...
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    My skills are so niche there's no work at all...

    My skills are so niche there's no work at all :rollin: actually, I lie, there seems to be loads of work for me in Holland, where you need to know Dutch :laugh
  37. Same here when I was applying, they must have at...

    Same here when I was applying, they must have at least 5 jobs at any time which have slightly different role names (or the same) and are effectively the same thing. I applied to 3 I think and only...
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    Also make sure to read up on double taxation, I...

    Also make sure to read up on double taxation, I think there's some changes coming next year which mean that depending on where you work and where you live, you might get taxed in both countries (for...
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    Also consider that after Brexit some companies...

    Also consider that after Brexit some companies outside of the UK might not want to deal with a UK Ltd, at least for some time until the dust settles and everyone knows all the rules.

    You need to...
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    "What do you mean you are no longer interested?"

    "What do you mean you are no longer interested?"
  41. Massive thanks for all the replies, I think the...

    Massive thanks for all the replies, I think the best option will be to accept and see what else happens, as many said, there's no guarantee I'll get anything else, so this might be my actual perm job...
  42. Maslins, recommended here, used by a few people...

    Maslins, recommended here, used by a few people at least. Last time I checked cost was around £2k.
  43. Perm offer(s) - take the first one available, or stall for as long as possible

    I know this is a perm related thread, so feel free to move to general.

    As some (most?) contractors here I started applying for perm jobs to avoid having to live off my savings. Basically went...
  44. Imho those tests are only good for picking out...

    Imho those tests are only good for picking out people who can estimate quickly as this is often what you have to do in order to answer fast. The issue is that the answers are often very precise, so...
  45. Turns out the numerical reasoning test needs to...

    Turns out the numerical reasoning test needs to be completed in 5 days from the initial email, 18 questions in 25min, so less than 1.5min per question. I did one of these only once for a large corp...
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    £600/day in what amount of time from retraining? ...

    £600/day in what amount of time from retraining?

    In a few years if you are really good in what you pick perhaps, assuming contracting is not completely dead in the UK and there's a huge shortage...
  47. Thread: Perm vs FTC

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    Much easier to just let a 6 month FTC run its...

    Much easier to just let a 6 month FTC run its course and do smth else if an opportunity arises. Yes you can also leave a perm job fairly easily, but there's less explaining in the future what...
  48. Still sounds bulltulip to me, but I've studied it...

    Still sounds bulltulip to me, but I've studied it thoroughly to prep for the first stage phone call. Turned out to be just a generic chat with a techy bloke and a run through my CV. I reckon those...
  49. I've started contracting because I hate all this...

    I've started contracting because I hate all this corp / leadership bollocks, but as there's no contracts available, it's back to this.

    I actually like the tech they use and it would be good to...
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    They would have to start launching schemes which...

    They would have to start launching schemes which actually support though which I doubt will happen, so in 6 months there'll be feck all to go back to.
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