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    I have to confess I did once do a stretch of...

    I have to confess I did once do a stretch of permie work. I was fed up with always being on the edge as a contractor. Always being brought in when there was a disaster in progress. Always having a...
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    It's not being destroyed. It's much the same as...

    It's not being destroyed. It's much the same as before except net income has dropped significantly in many cases. You can say contractor standard of living has been hit but you can still earn as much...
  3. How many times have I been at a client where ten...

    How many times have I been at a client where ten years ago Accenture etc came in, raped and pillaged, and got thrown out, after £millions had gone down the drain, only to find: guess who's here again...
  4. Our collective suffering is HMRC coming after...

    Our collective suffering is HMRC coming after contractors to conform to IR35, and winning. For nearly twenty years everyone has known the Revenue wanted to treat contractors as PAYE. After two...
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    And we all thought you were a contractor:facepalm:

    And we all thought you were a contractor:facepalm:
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    Will they? You are familiar with lots of BBC...

    Will they? You are familiar with lots of BBC workers?

    Or have you been hearing some bollox from somebody like unixman and choosing to just swallow it hook, line and sinker...
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    Where do you get this nonsense from? Ask yourself: where?

    This is just utter tripe.

    It's just drivel. You have absolutely no grounds for making these apparently factual remarks.

    You are an ignoramus. Can't you ask your friends for an honest opinion...
  8. Thread: Economy

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    They tried the opposite a while back .

    They tried the opposite a while back

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  9. If you're ever depressed it's worth reading the...

    If you're ever depressed it's worth reading the Express. Our Prime Minister is such a fantastic superman he will go down in history as more benign than Elizabeth the First. The EU are a bunch of...
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    The BBC went to considerable lengths to present...

    The BBC went to considerable lengths to present the truth to the electorate but 14 million Homo Brextis still scratched a mark for Boris on their ballot papers.

    It is great shame but you have to...
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    Well that's an interesting perspective. Sentient...

    Well that's an interesting perspective. Sentient voters would know there was nothing particularly wrong with the EU relationship. They would have also realised that nobody, but nobody, was coming up...
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    He's barking up the wrong tree. Brexit is...

    He's barking up the wrong tree. Brexit is somewhat like the UK/USA productivity problem - it is causing slowly declining living standards for the majority of the population. You could question...
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    Brexit means Brexit

    You are trying to extrapolate from the infinitesimal to the huge dramatic blunder called Brexit. It doesn't matter about passports. What matters is you accept you made a monumental mistake which...
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    Brexit means Brexit. That's what you voted for. Remember?

    FTFY
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    Already been done

    Give it to Accenture.
  16. Thread: Javid resigns

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    I slagged him off in an earlier thread. Now out...

    I slagged him off in an earlier thread. Now out of all those dishonest scum he shows some spine.

    Firstly Sajid: I apologise for what I said.
    Secondly: just shows what I know about anything...
  17. I got the impression Hire Freelancers & Find...

    I got the impression Hire Freelancers & Find Freelance Jobs Online | Freelancer is now the biggest site.

    I looked at this a few years ago. That's where my name Cirrus came from - sourcing projects...
  18. It's started

    So nobody say nothing good will come out of Brexit!

    Maybe we can start to dismantle the vast empire of financial fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and sanctions busting that is otherwise known...
  19. Take your pick.

    Take your pick.
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    Well there you are. I'd never heard the word...

    Well there you are. I'd never heard the word maximalist before...
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    And PMs see programmers as cogs who often have no...

    And PMs see programmers as cogs who often have no idea where the information they are processing comes from , or goes to, or why.

    That's by far the biggest flaw in Scrum - it is painting by...
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    It's sad you get this view of the world from a...

    It's sad you get this view of the world from a bunch of programmers updating bits of software. Project managers have to select packages, train people, move offices, set up, configure and test...
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    He's got you there, Scooter. And anyway I'm a...

    He's got you there, Scooter.

    And anyway I'm a boomer and all my friends are. Most of us did not vote for Brexit. One did but he is schizophrenic and thinks the EU are out to get him, One doesn't...
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    Homo Brexitis

    From CityAM Monday:


    Brexit is not the end of the world but finding 17 million Brexit-voting primates living inside our human society is a not something to turn a blind eye to. David Attenborough...
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    Que sera, sera - this is the OriginalPM approach...

    Que sera, sera - this is the OriginalPM approach to life. This is what TSB did, lost at least £350 million and screwed up our banking for weeks. This refusal to face up to reality is not the way to...
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    The interest? £2400 per annum per family.

    The interest?

    £2400 per annum per family.
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    Yeh right

    You stupid, lying, mumbling, special needs buffoon. Oh sorry, Boris!!! Just my poor command of the English language: I though those words meant 'what a wonderful chap and no mistaking'.

    Brexit...
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    I was thinking the Prison Service but unsure in...

    I was thinking the Prison Service but unsure in what capacity...
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    Year 2000 All Over Again!

    I never thought you'd get ruffled. You're a man who can dodge facts faster than anyone can launch them at you.

    With regard to Hard Brexit surely this is going to be really good for contracting....
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    Will they start hurling pews?

    So in short order we've got BR14, Wattaj and DealorNoDeal getting bad tempered.

    I wonder if this news is going to get up the noses of the Brexitidiots. You never know. If the vicar stood up and...
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    So Hard Brexit It Is!

    Most of the Borisexervative Government are liars and pathological idiots.

    An exception is Michael Gove. Yes he's a Nobel Prize liar but he does seem to understand what the truth might be and he...
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    Little IQ Test

    When polled on whether 'Boris had got Brexit done':

    15% said 'completely'

    29% said 'mostly' [note: that means 44% of the population think there has been some major forward movement]

    36% ...
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    Sounds coherent from where I sit. Maybe move your...

    Sounds coherent from where I sit. Maybe move your desk.
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    Many people's experience is even the same agency...

    Many people's experience is even the same agency will not ' blacklist' you. In fact they are highly likely to contact you again. They don't value so much the fact you left prematurely or got sacked...
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    Ah right. You learn something every day. I never...

    Ah right. You learn something every day. I never knew when you got QDOS to review your contract that your client immediately provided a matching determination.

    Clever though.

    Why don't more...
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    All along they've fired up the Brexit Class with...

    All along they've fired up the Brexit Class with this Red Tape nonsense and now they are suddenly asking everyone what the hell they must have been talking about.

    It's not the dreadful...
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    I'm not really worried about Brexit. The country...

    I'm not really worried about Brexit. The country is slowly going down hill and that will continue in or out of the EU. Ryanair can cope. They have other countries outside the EU.

    No, I'm worried...
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    It wasn't a quote. It was a job advert. What...

    It wasn't a quote. It was a job advert. What possible 'telling the truth' angle do you see in a job advert?

    Original, you are so difficult to follow. If your colleagues around you leave to find...
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    I'm glad you asked that question. Surely if...

    I'm glad you asked that question.

    Surely if the client is responsible for any PAYE penalty it doesn't matter what QDOS think? And if the client suddenly decides they want inside IR35, QDOS's...
  40. It's not that these people are not...

    It's not that these people are not permietractors. It's the fact that so is every other contractor. Coming in and doing just one project (that might take 1-2 years perhaps) still isn't slam-dunk...
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    I really can't see your logic, Original. The...

    I really can't see your logic, Original. The problem here is you and your friends have potentially (we don't really know yet) taken away the flexibility of using UK cabin staff in an EU context....
  42. It's all part of a pervasive superiority...

    It's all part of a pervasive superiority complex. Most contractors I've ever met are down to earth and realistic. However there are - on here - a little sect who use the term permietractor. What...
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    Jesus, Original, why oh why did you vote in the...

    Jesus, Original, why oh why did you vote in the referendum when you can't even read two sentences without missing the point completely? :facepalm:
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    Rynanair like to have the freedom to move people...

    Rynanair like to have the freedom to move people to different locations including other countries so they want people who don't have restrictions. At this moment in time that would require candidates...
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    They shall not grow forgetful, as we that are...

    They shall not grow forgetful, as we that are left grow old:
    Age shall not warm them, nor the years condemn.
    At the going down of the sun and in the morning
    We will remind them.
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    Self serving politicians? We're World Class

    You have to be joking!!??

    Brexit boys Johnson and Gove are surely the most extreme examples of totally amoral bent politicians in the history of the world. They can barely keep a straight face...
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    LifeStrategy 60% and 80% are both the VW Golfs of...

    LifeStrategy 60% and 80% are both the VW Golfs of the investing world (I've got both and their returns are almost identical). You can swop bits into other categories (like Japan, Pacific ex Japan etc...
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    Same Old Original

    Using the word 'smoothly' is not only completely disingenuous it is also utterly ridiculous.

    You and your thicko friends in the Brexit minority threw a massive spanner in the works. The talks are...
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    You have a point but most of my very long career...

    You have a point but most of my very long career was jobs that were unpleasant or really quite unpleasant. I was often surrounded by other contractors - in the same boat - so it never occurred to me...
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    You've come to the right place. We can help. Many...

    You've come to the right place. We can help. Many times I've been sitting in a client office where I've no idea what I'm going to do and neither have they. I've had it go on for a month or more....
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