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  1. Thread: Reed - opinions?

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    Having now read the contract I can see an...

    Having now read the contract I can see an argument brewing.

    Bear in mind:

    I found this role via a direct contact at the client.

    I arranged interviews and negotiated terms with the client.
    ...
  2. Thread: Reed - opinions?

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    Thanks for the comments everyone, looks like its...

    Thanks for the comments everyone, looks like its at least partially down to me having little experience with agents that is driving this.

    It really grates that they want so much personal info for...
  3. Thread: Reed - opinions?

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    Good question - this has as yet not come up in my...

    Good question - this has as yet not come up in my contracting life so I need to look into what exactly will be affected... Might as well be prepared because Im probably going to come back here with...
  4. Thread: Reed - opinions?

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    Ive only had one role through an agent * in the...

    Ive only had one role through an agent * in the last 5 years the rest have been direct to the client, but I get what you're saying.

    My opinion is that this is a bit stupid, they are not engaging...
  5. Thread: hard drive woes

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    Afternoon - Maybe post a rough location, someone...

    Afternoon - Maybe post a rough location, someone close enough might be able to help? Certainly if your close Ill happily have a look :)

    Looking at the model of your laptop it has a normal SATA...
  6. Thread: Reed - opinions?

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    Reed - opinions?

    Sorry, bit of an essay..

    Ok so the situation is that I have been offered a new position, I am currently in contract but its close to ending so I'm cutting it short when I complete the current...
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    Have you seen the requirements people put on pph?...

    Have you seen the requirements people put on pph?

    I need a Facebook clone. $10 budget, by Friday.

    Or "I need an app to do x" where x is some complicated process that they have not defined.
    ...
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    Unfortunately by your own logic as you are no...

    Unfortunately by your own logic as you are no longer < 16 you will be unable to learn the new skills required to net you that day rate.
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    +1 for putting top developer in quotes... I have...

    +1 for putting top developer in quotes... I have no doubt that you are indeed a "top developer".

    :banana:
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    Yeah, that might happen. Then again our CT rate...

    Yeah, that might happen. Then again our CT rate is already higher than Ireland and not everyone is jumping ship.

    I was of course originally talking about how CT rate increases would affect us as...
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    To be fair, if profits are less than 300k it only...

    To be fair, if profits are less than 300k it only goes up to 21%

    Effectively bringing in tax bands for Corp tax again rather than one rate for all.
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    We joked about renting our son out to friends and...

    We joked about renting our son out to friends and family just for this.. he would get a few trips to Florida a year and they get free fast pass.. it started as a joke but I think he's seriously...
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    Don't feel guilty at all, my oldest is autistic...

    Don't feel guilty at all, my oldest is autistic and gets DLA.

    This has enabled my partner to work part time so that we can properly look after him when he's not at school without having to rely on...
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    None, not having one it's a waste of time and...

    None, not having one it's a waste of time and money.

    Chuck me in a wheelie bin when I'm done.
  15. I dont think its a new thing - my current client...

    I dont think its a new thing - my current client was a little apprehensive about my 120 mile daily commute because they'd had quite a few contractors quit over long journeys and the constant delays...
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    I have a decade old Netgear Stora with two 500GB...

    I have a decade old Netgear Stora with two 500GB seagate disks configured in RAID1.

    Ive had two disk failures in 10 years.. one because I dropped the disk enclosure while powered up from the above...
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    I told it I commute 10-15 hours a week by car. ...

    I told it I commute 10-15 hours a week by car.

    It proposed I cycle.

    I don't think Ill be taking it's advice.
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    You're not allowed to poop on company time.

    You're not allowed to poop on company time.
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    BYOR to be safe. Preferably an oil filled one...

    BYOR to be safe.

    Preferably an oil filled one an wheels so you can still get to the bathroom.
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    I thought postman had this ability built in? A...

    I thought postman had this ability built in?

    A quick glance over the documentation certainly suggests it does.
  21. I got emails telling me about this from 123 when...

    I got emails telling me about this from 123 when they created the domains years ago, as a result they have been set not to renew from the day they were created *

    I'll have to dig it out but I'm...
  22. Thread: GSK Crackdown

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    Ffs, not only did I not notice the link (I forgot...

    Ffs, not only did I not notice the link (I forgot there was a paywall) but I didn't see the other thread...
  23. Thread: GSK Crackdown

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    GSK Crackdown

    Subscribe to read | Financial Times
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    Surely a client dictating that you can't work...

    Surely a client dictating that you can't work certain dates would count as a sign of D&C?
  25. To be fair, it's better than the alternative of...

    To be fair, it's better than the alternative of just not turning up at all. :)
  26. I dunno, rocking up on day one and asking for...

    I dunno, rocking up on day one and asking for more money doesn't seem a great idea.
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    PM Me - Your requirement is a bit vague but I'm...

    PM Me - Your requirement is a bit vague but I'm currently working on an automation project as part of my plan B so might be able to help - depends on whether your requirements fit though :)
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    I'll be honest, I started for the money. But...

    I'll be honest, I started for the money.

    But the flexibility is definitely up there with the reasons I'm still doing it!
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    "always protect your reputation" What? What...

    "always protect your reputation"

    What? What reputation are you building by sticking out a tulip role that you hate?

    Contract termination works both ways, if you went to a client and did a...
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    I've said this before.. a contractors take home...

    I've said this before.. a contractors take home inside IR35 is still considerably more than I'd get doing a perm job in the north west... So I'm in full agreement.

    * Unless something ridiculous...
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    Fizz buzz :)

    Fizz buzz :)
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    Yeah but then you'd have three horrible cars...

    Yeah but then you'd have three horrible cars instead of one.
  33. Can't really blame him, no matter how you voted...

    Can't really blame him, no matter how you voted you have to admit current proceedings are a complete mess.
  34. Allow me to respond with a quote : "Sorry OP...

    Allow me to respond with a quote :

    "Sorry OP but this wins the award for 'least chance of getting a penny out of me for this crap'"
    -psycocandy 2016

    Unfortunately I share your sentiment so...
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    Exactly.. even inside IR35 my take-home would be...

    Exactly.. even inside IR35 my take-home would be higher than the average salary I'd get in my area.

    No plans to pack up for the foreseeable, though as other have said money isn't the only reason...
  36. Still a low rate. You'd get roughly the same...

    Still a low rate.
    You'd get roughly the same take home off 350p/d if you paid tax.
  37. This depends how often he does it... But over a...

    This depends how often he does it... But over a year it could add up to a saving of a few hundred quid. Hardly a life altering amount but better in his pocket than HMRC surely? (Especially given the...
  38. Thread: Gatwick Chaos

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    Birds don't have lithium batteries up their...

    Birds don't have lithium batteries up their butts...

    Also theres a difference between surviving a bird strike and landing safely and surviving a bird strike and not having a couple hundred k of...
  39. Thread: XERO Bank Feeds

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    In case anyone is interested I ended up writing a...

    In case anyone is interested I ended up writing a little console app that converts the TSB CSV file to the format that Zero want.

    Still have to do the export from tsb manually and then the import...
  40. Thread: XERO Bank Feeds

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    Thanks all. Im not 100% sure that I'm happy...

    Thanks all.

    Im not 100% sure that I'm happy giving them the keys to my account as it were, Going to speak to TSB to see if we can set up another user for online banking as I know they offer...
  41. Thread: XERO Bank Feeds

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    FFS - You can do a manual import but they dont...

    FFS - You can do a manual import but they dont make it easy.

    TSB gives me a CSV with a debit and a credit column, both of which contain decimals... XERO says that isnt a valid format for the...
  42. Thread: XERO Bank Feeds

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    XERO Bank Feeds

    Evening all.

    Im in the process of setting up XERO, specifically the bank feeds.

    It looks like Xero use the third party service "Yodlee" to do the bank feeds from TSB and the site is asking me...
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    Ive been in IT for 15 years but I Watched a few...

    Ive been in IT for 15 years but I Watched a few hours of casualty on iplayer earlier today.
    Can't wait to start my new career as a registrar within the NHS next week.

    Seriously, I waited ten...
  44. I brought this up with qdos for an SC cleared...

    I brought this up with qdos for an SC cleared role for the MoD a few years ago. I basically pointed out to them that although I could provide a subby the clearance and onboarding process would make...
  45. Thread: Mileage claim

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    Exactly what I was looking for! Must be going...

    Exactly what I was looking for!
    Must be going blind... Must be the age. :)
  46. Thread: Mileage claim

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    Makes sense. Thanks

    Makes sense.

    Thanks
  47. Thread: Mileage claim

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    Thanks. Is that documented anywhere that you...

    Thanks.

    Is that documented anywhere that you know of? I had a look and couldn't see it in the guidelines.
  48. Thread: Mileage claim

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    Mileage claim

    Afternoon.

    Quick one. I'm currently driving around 120miles a day to and from clientco at this rate by september/October I'll be approaching 10k miles at which point the rate I can claim back...
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    I take it $email is the email address that has...

    I take it $email is the email address that has been entered on the form?

    If so that's really not good practice and Im surprised that it works with any address other than one that is local to the...
  50. So Utterly un- newsworthy story fails to be...

    So Utterly un- newsworthy story fails to be widely reported = media blackout?

    Tinfoil is on offer in ASDA this week, you might want to re-line your hat.
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