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    Investment Banking has its own set of...

    Investment Banking has its own set of complexities - netting sets, collateral waitings, mark to market movements, etc - but it seems that they also have many similarities too.
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    Cool story bro.
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    Does seem an odd one. Almost like a trainee BI...

    Does seem an odd one. Almost like a trainee BI developer who you can't leave unsupervised with SSIS, let alone Ab Initio.
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    Help contractors who say "I can't believe it's...

    Help contractors who say "I can't believe it's December already" by handing them a 10% rate cut and three week furlough. Then thank them for reminding you.
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    +1 If you're leaving and your legal notice...

    +1

    If you're leaving and your legal notice period is 4 weeks, give them the notice when the time is right. You generally don't need to give a reason. If you want to, lie to the agency like they...
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    THat's why a lot do a fixed percentage - again...

    THat's why a lot do a fixed percentage - again it's transparent but it also reflects the quality of who you're finding more (you'd hope!)
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    Fascinating history. Started out as a coffee shop...

    Fascinating history. Started out as a coffee shop and now London's full of them.
  8. Your current agent is going to risk losing money...

    Your current agent is going to risk losing money - why you spoke to them to do more than give notice I'm not sure. They have a vested interest in you staying where you are. Clue: Agents generally lie...
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    I was quoting what he said. I should probably...

    I was quoting what he said. I should probably have added a (sic) for your benefit.
    No, nor was it suity. But we'd have probably used suity instead of the desk to break the window. #nosensenofeeling
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    He fell down stairs at 7:45 one evening; half the...

    He fell down stairs at 7:45 one evening; half the South West thought Eastenders had finished early.
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    I was sat in a ground floor office listening to...

    I was sat in a ground floor office listening to one lad asking the boss about fire drills.
    "What if the fire is stopping us exiting our office?"
    "Then feel free to follow my desk and I through...
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    The problem with Sellafield is that if you're...

    The problem with Sellafield is that if you're inside IR35, expenses become prohibitive for many that would normally consider it.
    £450-500/day outside IR35 at Sellafield would make it worth my while...
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    No doubt they were hoping for someone the calibre...

    No doubt they were hoping for someone the calibre of a 450pd person and not you. :D

    In all seriousness, I've never spoken about rate at an interview, it's what I leave to the agency. If I'm happy...
  14. That would be great if all criminals were...

    That would be great if all criminals were stormtroopers.
  15. +1 for learning Python. That and SQL should...

    +1 for learning Python.

    That and SQL should get you through most stuff.
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    My uncle has invented an invisible aeroplane. I...

    My uncle has invented an invisible aeroplane.
    I can't see it taking off.
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    Husband: "Am I the only one you've ever had sex...

    Husband: "Am I the only one you've ever had sex with?"
    Wife: "Oh yes, all the rest have been at least a seven."
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    Poll: It's ok, we deal our own up here.

    It's ok, we deal our own up here.
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    The biggest thing that I think will happen under...

    The biggest thing that I think will happen under the new IR35 shake up is that companies will no longer hold on to a contractor past two years. If you're inside IR35, it would be much more likely...
  20. Your floppy cannot be inserted.

    Your floppy cannot be inserted.
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    Poll: Scousers. Everyone else gave up around 1992.

    Scousers. Everyone else gave up around 1992.
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    Most IBs are on a fixed percentage structure...

    Most IBs are on a fixed percentage structure based on length of stay - 1st year c10%, reducing to 5% by the end of 20 months for example. They manage to make a lot of money on a volume basis.

    Up...
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    Poll: Life-threatening ones. Fancy a visit?

    Life-threatening ones. Fancy a visit?
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    Pics or it didn't happen.

    Pics or it didn't happen.
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    Absolutely; I'd have Cockwomble-in-Chief on my...

    Absolutely; I'd have Cockwomble-in-Chief on my business card for an extra £20k p.a.
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    FTFY. P.S. Keep waiting ducky.

    FTFY.

    P.S. Keep waiting ducky.
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    I've been told that here is a good starting point...

    I've been told that here is a good starting point - Anaconda | The World's Most Popular Data Science Platform - I'll be looking at it over Christmas to see how quickly I can get up to speed with the...
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    Poll: It rains a lot here apparently...

    It rains a lot here apparently...
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    Track 11, where it's always been: Kill Bill Vol....

    Track 11, where it's always been: Kill Bill Vol. 1 Original Soundtrack - Wikipedia
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    https://media3.giphy.com/media/ruCDEf6F1a5OM/giphy...

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/ruCDEf6F1a5OM/giphy.gif
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    Or grit it out with on prem. :D This is the...

    Or grit it out with on prem. :D

    This is the new danger that the BI industry faces though - agents not appreciating cloud transition properly. Ho hum.
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    Poll: https://media.giphy.com/media/4pMX5rJ4PYAEM/giphy....

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    Good news is, there's a free bus round the city (route 2) from there to the NQ: free bus – free travel around Manchester city centre |...
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    Cheaper and easier staying at Heston Westbound M4...

    Cheaper and easier staying at Heston Westbound M4 services for Sky - you can cut through past Brentford's training ground to go the back way into the services.
  34. Bad time to go contracting, good salary. If...

    Bad time to go contracting, good salary. If you're bored at work, get a new hobby outside work.
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    I noticed that with a bloke filling up at the...

    I noticed that with a bloke filling up at the petrol station. Sprayed the last litre on the windscreen for some reason.
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    Your pimp won't qualify for ESA for you. HTHBIDI

    Your pimp won't qualify for ESA for you. HTHBIDI
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    You're inside IR35 - his statement makes you part...

    You're inside IR35 - his statement makes you part and parcel. However, an increase in day rate as compensation would seem fair. :D
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    To be honest, if you've got extensive SQL Server,...

    To be honest, if you've got extensive SQL Server, then you're going to (or at least should) have one eye on Azure as part of the next step. Azure v Redshift v Snowflake seems to be the way BI in the...
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    Being interviewed isn't an issue - compared to...

    Being interviewed isn't an issue - compared to not disclosing it at least. They'll obviously determine how much of an issue it was but if your name never made the press then it cannot come back on...
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    I wasn't that close to my uncle when he died....

    I wasn't that close to my uncle when he died.
    Good job really, he trod on a landmine.
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    Junior but Azure - bad rate, low pressure, gain...

    Junior but Azure - bad rate, low pressure, gain Azure while the market's quiet. If you've got a decent war chest, it's a lot more than the bench pays.

    Five years ago a good Data Warehouse dev...
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    Might be worth hanging on in there and riding the...

    Might be worth hanging on in there and riding the storm out - better to be in a less than perfect role all year than waiting ten months for a perfect one.
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    It's one of the few things I don't miss now I'm a...

    It's one of the few things I don't miss now I'm a permie.

    Being at a whim of someone's bit of politics was crap - banks can be a cracking place for it. I've seen a contractor recently trying to be...
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    They'll still offer a day rate. What that...

    They'll still offer a day rate. What that converts to is probably available via a simple PAYE calculator online.
    Whether they'll have to offer more to retain people will remain to be seen, but I'd...
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    Probably because permies get sick pay, holiday...

    Probably because permies get sick pay, holiday pay, pension contributions, etc.
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    They'll have an easy out for that: "No sign of...

    They'll have an easy out for that:
    "No sign of him all week so we terminated on Thursday. Honest guv."
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    Traditional burglar alarm:

    https://www.tescobank.com/assets/website/img/pet-insurance/dogs/rottweiler-info-446x320px.jpg
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    Still better than permie PAYE I'd expect.

    Still better than permie PAYE I'd expect.
  49. Sounds like a win.

    Sounds like a win.
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    First thing to realise: NHS are more important to...

    First thing to realise: NHS are more important to Venn than any given contractor. NHS have the money that they want, you're simply one means of getting to it.

    Second: :hug: for not getting the...
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