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    Putting my Sons contract via my limited

    Son has left Uni and first job he's found is contract.

    Probably just something to tide him over for a year, so doubt that it's worth the hassle for him to setup his own ltd.

    I'm wondering what...
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    Understand the job

    As others have said try and understand what the role really entails.

    Is it a short term piece of work that will be done in a couple of months or are they short of staff but can't increase perm...
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    Maths is your strong point is it?

    ..hope this is a wind up...
  4. Thread: Titanic

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    A Night to Remember on BBC2 at 3:00 this afternoon

    ..I'm recording it...
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    What about client entertaining

    What If I buy a round of drinks for some colleagues?

    What If I buy a round of drinks for my hiring manager(s)? i.e. those that could award me future business?

    Are the above different or can...
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    Crap Chairs

    We had some chairs like that but most of them were broke within the year.

    The bolts loosen, then someone leans back and the legs break off.

    Worst buy in the last few years...
  7. Die Hard ?

    ..the first one I think....
  8. Thread: Boomulated!

    by MonzaMike
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    How did you manage that?

    20% is a good increase. Were you on a poor rate to start with, a great negotiator, or genuinely wanting to leave when they needed you most?
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    leave it to ref

    I've run the line many times

    best to just stick to offside and throw ins.

    Leave everything else to the ref, especially if it's against your team.
  10. Is client aware of 30% rise?

    Is your boss aware that you want a 30% increase?

    It's one thing to keep working on basis of continuing Ts & Cs. Indeed if you show up that's the implied terms that you are working to.

    Your...
  11. Thread: SAT-NAVs

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    I find google maps on my phone is too slow. ...

    I find google maps on my phone is too slow.

    Tells you what to do when you are already on or past the junction.

    May be just that my phone is 18 months old.

    Do you find the instructions are...
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    Probably your modem not the router. (if they are...

    Probably your modem not the router. (if they are separate)

    Does your router have an "internet light" on it.

    Try resetting your modem.
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    ..no real fireworks I'm pleased to say. juts...

    ..no real fireworks I'm pleased to say.

    juts stopped working and a few secs later I knew why
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    Gardening Interrupted...

    ....Just cut through the power cable on the hedge trimmer...:emb
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    Great Kids Film

    Rented this from LoveFilm

    http://www.lovefilm.com/film/My-Neighbour-Totoro/56198/

    It's a great film for the kids if you want something a little different from the usual Disney slush.

    If you...
  16. Thread: Old bangers

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    Only 8 of my car left running....

    ..though it is actually a top spec People Carrier :nerd and not a Supercar
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    Dark Side Looms

    Will be moving to a perm role at ClientCo in next couple of weeks.

    Money won't be near as good but need a little stability for a few months.

    Also interested to see whether I can climb further...
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    Think there are limits

    I had to go to the small claims court a few years back after my wife was in a car accident.

    The other party gave evidence that completely contradicted her original police statement so was banged...
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    let's hope it's not an agency interview

    ..that would be a waste of time
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    Ask an accountant

    If you are making £200K profit per year then I'd suggest that you pay an accountant to advise you.

    I wouldn't be basing my financial planning on some of the advice from this site. (Advice above...
  21. ..i did

    was it the pirate cut by the little boy that disappeared without an explanation...:nerd
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    Always ask about budget at Interview

    I always ask a few questions about budgets at interview.

    Not just whether the specific role has been signed off, but how long the funding for the project as a whole has been agreed.

    I've...
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    Job Title and Description don't match

    Always like to try and tailor the CV as I have quite a broad range of experience from Analysis through to Design and Project Management.

    Can be difficult sometimes not to appear a jack of all...
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    I'd get it checked

    We had similar problems with an old iron bath. Worked out in the end that the kids were spilling water and it was soaking into the wooden floor and eventually finding some current from a dodgy...
  25. Thread: going perm?

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    85K way over the odds

    If they offered me £85K basic compared to 450 pd then I'd snatch their arm off.

    I think you'll be lucky if they offer you more than £60K basic which they'll "big up" with other perks of varying...
  26. He's off

    just got red carded at the end of the Scottish Cup tie.

    Who wins the prize
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    My accountant reminds me well in advance by...

    My accountant reminds me well in advance by letter.

    I then get emails and/or phone calls nearer the time.
  28. I suspect that's not the particular "two year...

    I suspect that's not the particular "two year rule" that is being referred to here

    Most companies dislike having contractors past a certain point for fear that just like the OP they start to claim...
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    Personal Questions from agents

    On a call with an agent last week and was asked "Do you have a family", which I answered and then "How many children have you got".

    Decided this was none of their business and told agent "I'm not...
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    Make the tests bloody difficult and use to...

    Make the tests bloody difficult and use to demonstrate to client that offshore resource is not up to your standard so suggest they extend you further to cover gap :wink
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    Thanks all for the suggestions...

    Don't really use Calendar much, so I'll try Thunderbird, and maybe the gmail integration option
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    ITV footie coverage ruined by Adverts

    As it's an FA cup weekend it's ITV that get to show the highlights.

    Number and length of adverts is appalling. When you add on the analysis I doub't that a third of the program is actually...
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    Email Client Recommendations

    Just bought a new Laptop which has Office 2010.

    As Office no longer includes Outlook what email client do people use?

    My ISP (Virgin) has a web interface, but I don't like it.

    I do have...
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    Pity

    That's a shame. I like the Telegraph website.

    May be OK if they cut down on the ads on the site. I find it a really slow site to use because of all the dynamic ad content on each page.
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    Press the phone button

    ..the one you press to make a call.:smile
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    client or agency

    Have had this a couple or times but both were clearly company wide cuts imposed by client.

    It will be common knowledge if this is affecting everyone.

    Other option is that your agency are...
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    What Coffee are you drinking

    I used to have occasional problems with feeling tired on the commute home.

    Eventually worked out that the large latte I'd have some afternoons actually made me more sleepy than awake.
  38. Is 60K the basic or the whole package

    If 60 is the salary and you have Car, Bonus plus other benefits then take the perm.

    If it's a senior role with further prospects then also bear that in mind.

    I've something similar in the...
  39. Note that where the line comes into your house...

    Note that where the line comes into your house there should be a Master socket.

    If there is a fault beyond that then it's your responsibility.

    BT/Your provider will fix this, but charge you...
  40. Thread: Booom!*

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    Congrats

    Whats your line of work?
  41. Good Luck but don't rate your chances

    Most places have a policy that expenses must be claimed within x (e.g. 30) days.

    I've been late claiming before, but only by a few months and if you are still working there then there isn't...
  42. Poll: Depends what Money you're on

    Current gig is a great commute and nice people.

    Problem is that the rate is not good and I'm frankly not sure that it covers my outgoings.

    Point is that i'm pondering going elsewhere for more...
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    Not worth 3d

    I did.

    Though advice would be to see in 2D, as nothing much to justify 3D.

    Shame my cinema didn't have any 2D showing when I went with the kids.
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    With them now

    Seem OK to me.

    Didn't have to go up to their offices until after client interview and offer, so was just for a quick chat and to show passport, etc. rather than an interview per se.

    They did...
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    Try Aviva

    I switched to them 5 years ago for the same reason
  46. Signs are not good

    In my experience budget cutting only goes in one direction.

    If they are running out of money then it's probably only a matter of time before you get a rate cut or early termination of your...
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    all open from 10 tonight

    ..guess BA had some inside knowledge to have 12 planes already on their way to Heathrow..
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    listening on the radio tonight discussing the...

    listening on the radio tonight discussing the manifestos and the key is what they don't say.

    The Heavy Lifting in tax revenue comes from Income Tax, NI , or VAT. One party has ruled out Income...
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    Poll: All automated

    Complete my timesheet at week end and I'll get paid the following Friday.

    No Paperwork required :smile
  50. Thread: Boom!

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    ..Depends on what really happens next

    The clincher for me would be whether you took the Perm role or not.

    I had a Contract to Perm role before. (advised just before phone interview - thanks agent:rolleyes:)

    Client was bringing me...
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