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    Ok great. And what did they say to producing an...

    Ok great. And what did they say to producing an SDS? The answer depends on this really
  2. I hear they're fine if you can do the needful...

    I hear they're fine if you can do the needful :rolleyes:
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    REC have shared the full letter in this article...

    REC have shared the full letter in this article
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    Give us some more information... Is it in the...

    Give us some more information...

    Is it in the public or private sector?
    When does the contract start and end?
    Payment terms (invoice frequency, when is payment due)
    Has the client already said...
  5. Thread: Doomed

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    Doomed

    So the coronavirus is here apparently. Presumably it had to come into heathrow to get to Scotland?
    I guess its going to be doing the rounds everywhere else in the UK soon :(

    Coronavirus fears in...
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    I think its too confusing. Is it an FAQ, a...

    I think its too confusing.

    Is it an FAQ, a guide (for clients, for contractors), or a glossary?
    Whats the assumed starting point, already inside a contract, a new contract, using a LTD company ?...
  7. My last gig had one of those. A delivery manager....

    My last gig had one of those. A delivery manager. He was very open about his preference to hire perm or convert contractors to perm, but preferably to hire consultants for any short term stuff. He...
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    Some interviewers are just clueless or...

    Some interviewers are just clueless or inexperienced at making hiring decisions. They may want 2nd, 3rd opinions or even to reinterview from another perspective. A 3rd is the point at which I would...
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    What kind of Koolaid have you been drinking? Can...

    What kind of Koolaid have you been drinking? Can I have some?

    Yeah when Facebook goes down for 12 hours, everyone claps and cheers..
    When the bank website goes down, or visa is broken and you...
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    Contracting: If you won't pay, I won't work. If...

    Contracting:
    If you won't pay, I won't work.
    If I don't work, you don't pay.

    Holiday request:
    Please can I have permission to not be paid? Doesn't make any sense does it?
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    [A] only. You can also raise the rate again...

    [A] only.

    You can also raise the rate again for the right customer :wink

    I usually have a rate in mind, but I also try to discover the budget before I quote my rate. Doesn't always work but...
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    Have to disagree with you there. For me this is...

    Have to disagree with you there. For me this is one certification where I felt the classroom training was essential. Perhaps there is a good book out there, but I'm glad I took the course with a good...
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    Probably also because they've got to compete with...

    Probably also because they've got to compete with free the online training from Microsoft.
    Azure fundamentals learning path - Learn | Microsoft Docs
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    I used Knowledge Academy. At the time it was...

    I used Knowledge Academy. At the time it was plenty cheapness compared with other providers, and recently they've been emailing me a lot about deals on most of their courses. Its the trainer you get...
  15. Not granny, but if she's in a leasehold flat then...

    Not granny, but if she's in a leasehold flat then the property management company may have to when engaging a local roofer.

    I do wonder if a car breakdown insurance company or boiler insurance...
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    True but wouldn't you want to get this sorted out...

    True but wouldn't you want to get this sorted out before agreeing final pricing and structure of contracts and payments first?
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    Emailed by an agent today about a public sector...

    Emailed by an agent today about a public sector contract with this...

    Duration: 6 months – forecast 24 months
    IR35 Status: most likely outside, this will be determined once hired.

    Is this a...
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    It was a joke. Data scientists don't really do...

    It was a joke. Data scientists don't really do humour I take it?
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    Excited CIO/CDO: "Data is the new oil! We...

    Excited CIO/CDO:

    "Data is the new oil! We have so much data but we're not using it! "
    "We must become data scientists and find new value"
    "We'll become a disruptive data driven business, miles...
  20. In trade yes, but the EU is actually weak in...

    In trade yes, but the EU is actually weak in terms of security and foreign policy compared with nations like UK or France. The bloc just squabbles over what it should say whereas a nation can act or...
  21. No and why? That wouldn't achieve anything other...

    No and why? That wouldn't achieve anything other than discriminate people with Indian family names.

    There will be plenty of proper agencies with Indian directors and staff so it would be unfair to...
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    Personally I'd want the rate agreed before...

    Personally I'd want the rate agreed before interview though I know that could result in being dropped. Changing after winning at interview also carries risk, it could annoy the client and agent...
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    I've used Reed before, but then there's Reed and...

    I've used Reed before, but then there's Reed and there's Reed.. There are so many sub-companies and divisions of Reed that Im not surprised they operate differently. In some cases they will actually...
  24. Well leave and remain are not relevant any more....

    Well leave and remain are not relevant any more.
    Maybe we can have 'hardies' and 'softies' duke it out over what sort of Brexit we should end up with?
    No deal is very likely back on the table now...
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    Should have sent the minutes of the interview...

    Should have sent the minutes of the interview call to the agent.

    "It was unanimously agreed that na764 LTD should be granted the contract. When it was proposed that the contract fall 'outside...
  26. This is Suzy, she's going to help us try that...

    This is Suzy, she's going to help us try that 'Man-in-the-middle' scenario I was talking about.
  27. Just to add, those CEST questions explicitly...

    Just to add, those CEST questions explicitly exclude commuting travel costs as reasons to answer 'yes'. You have to visit the questionnaire to see the footnotes.
  28. Its going to be fun dealing with these jokers...

    Its going to be fun dealing with these jokers from April 2020. Last time I asked one of them about IR35 and I was simply ignored. They just kept talking about the spec as if reading from a script....
  29. Is the shoe on the other foot?

    Is the shoe on the other foot?
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    I hear you there, but we couldn't even see which...

    I hear you there, but we couldn't even see which way the compass was pointing until now.
    The detail definitely needs to be sorted out, but the direction has now been set. The main blocks are already...
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    Now the election is out of the way, the clarity...

    Now the election is out of the way, the clarity on Brexit that was so badly needed is now here. Businesses can finally invest in those projects that were on hold for so much of this year.

    Sure we...
  32. FFS I tried brute force this time but I just get...

    FFS I tried brute force this time but I just get a socket exception.
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    This is a standard clause, seen it before. They...

    This is a standard clause, seen it before. They don't want to be responsible or liable for hooking you up with other gigs when this one ends or if it falls through/finishes early or whatever, either...
  34. Lafosse website ...

    Lafosse website suggests they haven't understood the reform at all :eyes
  35. Two more: eTeam Code Convergence

    Two more:

    eTeam
    Code Convergence
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    What on earth is a Junior 'anything' contractor?

    What on earth is a Junior 'anything' contractor?
  37. Thread: New CEST

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    Thats great but a client will be running the...

    Thats great but a client will be running the 'hirer' questions independently and plugging in values through a different lens. Unless they're clued up and have read the contract, they may believe they...
  38. Someones ears must have been burning. I posted...

    Someones ears must have been burning. I posted this last Friday and then on Monday I received a call from LG recruit again about the same contract, same JD, but different agent on the phone.

    Since...
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    I suspect there will be a recession in the...

    I suspect there will be a recession in the radiator key manufacturing industry, and significant reduction in posts about bleeding radiators next year
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    I just landed a new contract determined outside...

    I just landed a new contract determined outside by the client.
    Commute is 90-100 mins each way but client is OK with me remote working quite a bit. Day rate is better than ever too :D
    Its only 3...
  41. Thread: New CEST

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    Contrived? Designed to get a particular outcome?...

    Contrived? Designed to get a particular outcome?

    Like putting too much emphasis on Substitution which is hard if not impossible in some situations (highly niche skill, short timeframe)

    Or...
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    I have a Lenovo X1 which AFAIK is not waterproof...

    I have a Lenovo X1 which AFAIK is not waterproof or has any useful IP rating. I also carry a pad or some documents from time to time which I dont want getting wet.
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    I prefer function over style, that's all. Plus...

    I prefer function over style, that's all.
    Plus a lot of what I see nowadays are fancy designer manbags for the modern gentleman.
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    Thanks, but if I buy that one it'll be too heavy,...

    Thanks, but if I buy that one it'll be too heavy, and I'll be very light in the pocket. :tongue
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    Laptop bag recommendations

    Hi all

    This question has come up before but not for a few years, so the market may have changed somewhat

    My old Wenga backpack is getting a bit scraggy and torn. Its also a bit too big as I...
  46. Sometimes you can't just sit there wondering, you...

    Sometimes you can't just sit there wondering, you have to make some noise.
    It doesn't happen all of the time but I've had gigs before where the hiring manager has forgotten all about contract...
  47. I had 5 of these so called agencies call me about...

    I had 5 of these so called agencies call me about the same role in September. Some aren't on the list above.
    All UK phone numbers, all Indian sounding agents, most with poor quality lines, sounded...
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    Here you go https://i.imgflip.com/20lm5q.jpg

    Here you go

    https://i.imgflip.com/20lm5q.jpg
  49. I was directed to ITEPA 2003 61T Had to google...

    I was directed to ITEPA 2003 61T
    Had to google it, but here it is
    61T - Information to be provided by clients and consequences of failure
    ..[snip]..
    (4)If the information which subsection (1)...
  50. Maybe there is an on-call element that involves...

    Maybe there is an on-call element that involves attending the site?
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