Search Results - Contractor UK Bulletin Board

Search:

Type: Posts; User: SussexSeagull

Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.01 seconds.

  1. Replies
    52
    Views
    3,641

    At this time of year I always go out at lunchtime...

    At this time of year I always go out at lunchtime as it is my only chance to see daylight.
  2. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,551

    Managers who should know better seem to think you...

    Managers who should know better seem to think you can put what you do in a box for someone else to pick up.
  3. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,551

    At the time it was predominately India being...

    At the time it was predominately India being outsourced to and I think the problem was they tried to integrate technical staff into European projects and the cultural gap was too big. Around this...
  4. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,551

    There was an era about ten years ago when it was...

    There was an era about ten years ago when it was de rigueur to outsource development to India regardless of the fact in most examples it was hugely ineffective. It really was emperor's new clothes...
  5. Replies
    66
    Views
    3,551

    Was it Napoleon who said graveyards are full of...

    Was it Napoleon who said graveyards are full of irreplaceable men?

    Wrap up what you have been doing and send them the details. I tend to find it goes between the extremes of them not engaging...
  6. If you are sitting around twiddling your thumbs...

    If you are sitting around twiddling your thumbs and available while they get themselves together then absolutely start billing. If not then logoff, wait for further instructions and don't charge.
    ...
  7. Long story short you are an employee when it...

    Long story short you are an employee when it suits the government and self employed when it doesn't.
  8. Poll: Down about 20% since April, although I was out of...

    Down about 20% since April, although I was out of work from the end of May until last week which means I have subsequently had a 100% increase.
  9. Poll: Unlike people's employment status my posts won't...

    Unlike people's employment status my posts won't have to stand up against a future HMRC Tribunal.
  10. Poll: Quarter of people have had a rate increase? Ok...

    Quarter of people have had a rate increase? Ok then.
  11. Poll: Rate cut slightly mitigated by no travelling...

    Rate cut slightly mitigated by no travelling expenses and being able to eat at home though.
  12. Replies
    52
    Views
    3,641

    Was going great guns in the first half of the...

    Was going great guns in the first half of the year with a solid if not spectacular paying contract that would have taken me into July and possibly beyond. WFH from March onwards before getting...
  13. Replies
    12
    Views
    943

    Always remember you can fail 200 times but only...

    Always remember you can fail 200 times but only have to succeed once.
  14. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    Partial success. Have a part time contract...

    Partial success. Have a part time contract starting next Wednesday. Minimum of two days a week and not great money (although WFH) but might need to more work and eventually full time.

    Done...
  15. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,977

    I agree that sometimes the better and more...

    I agree that sometimes the better and more productive contractors don't always succeed against contractors who just seem to always find contracts but aren't actually that good.
  16. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,977

    Yes but your skillset makes you above average.

    Yes but your skillset makes you above average.
  17. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,977

    Absolute nonsense. If someone was average they...

    Absolute nonsense. If someone was average they wouldn't be getting paid more than 95% of the population.
  18. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    Indeed. Rinse and reset ad infinitum.

    Indeed. Rinse and reset ad infinitum.
  19. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    To put it another way every company is different...

    To put it another way every company is different let alone every sector.
  20. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    If a client is happy to have people working...

    If a client is happy to have people working remotely from the other side of the world then they were always going to go down that route eventually anyway.

    When the accountants take over and the...
  21. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    Never worked in the City (although at various...

    Never worked in the City (although at various stage have worked in Farringdon, Brick Lane, just behind Borough Market and Holborn so have circled it!) so can't really comment but from the outside...
  22. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    Couldn't they have always done that? I am sure...

    Couldn't they have always done that?

    I am sure some of the larger places will go that route but the mid sized outfits either outsourced or went with contractors (or a combination of both) ages...
  23. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    Our collective problem is if it was just Covid-19...

    Our collective problem is if it was just Covid-19 to contend with we could reasonably assume the market will bounce back at some point int he future. If it was just IR35 changes we could start to...
  24. Replies
    33
    Views
    2,977

    I take your point but the ability to turn up each...

    I take your point but the ability to turn up each day, do the job with a minimum of guidance then go home later isn't quite as common as you think.
  25. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    My lack of SC seems to stop me doing anything in...

    My lack of SC seems to stop me doing anything in the Public Sector at the moment.
  26. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    I have had conversations about roles that, even...

    I have had conversations about roles that, even if I do say so myself, sound perfect for but not even sure I got put forward for.
  27. Replies
    8
    Views
    832

    Get a good accountant you can work with.

    Get a good accountant you can work with.
  28. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    I was raising an entirely factual work related...

    I was raising an entirely factual work related point and you have brought politics into it.
  29. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    Unfortunately possibly not being legally allowed...

    Unfortunately possibly not being legally allowed to work in Europe in two and a half months time might be holding a lot of us back on that score.
  30. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    Are you planning to sleep at all?

    Are you planning to sleep at all?
  31. Replies
    328
    Views
    34,991

    It is a debt taken on by a Limited Company with...

    It is a debt taken on by a Limited Company with no personal liability. So long as it is used correctly - e.g. paying Salary - if the business ceases to be a going concern and is closed they are in...
  32. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    I would have thought COBOL contractors...

    I would have thought COBOL contractors potentially have a bit of niche going for them as it is unlikely many Permies will be trained up on it.
  33. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    It is quite easy to think the market is fine when...

    It is quite easy to think the market is fine when you are sitting in a contract. Happened to me in 2012 when apparently the market was awful and I had my highest rate ever.
  34. Did you pop out for ten minutes? If so check...

    Did you pop out for ten minutes? If so check behind your bins for a contract.
  35. There must be good and bad permanent jobs as much...

    There must be good and bad permanent jobs as much as there are good and bad contracts. At least when a project gets pulled or descoped at the drop of a hat they have to find you something to do and...
  36. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,134

    Apparently one of the Universities that went to...

    Apparently one of the Universities that went to on-line lectures earlier in the year had to e-mail students reminding them they had to put close on when joining lectures.
  37. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,134

    The trick is to spend ages putting together a...

    The trick is to spend ages putting together a look that makes it look like you threw it on after you got out of bed.
  38. Replies
    58
    Views
    1,654

    As said previously studios holding back the Bond...

    As said previously studios holding back the Bond film and other blockbusters mean they might not have cinemas to show them in when they do come out.
  39. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,134

    TBF people should check. I certainly ask the...

    TBF people should check. I certainly ask the agent with regards to video interviews.

    I had a stint at a digital media agency a few years back and a UI Consultant was asked to go to a client...
  40. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,765

    Poll: My personal problem with the otherwise sensible...

    My personal problem with the otherwise sensible 'find a permanent job until this is all over' strategy is it would need to be commutable for me and living outside of a city there aren't too many...
  41. Replies
    45
    Views
    3,134

    Suit and tie is still just about default for...

    Suit and tie is still just about default for physical interviews but it certainly isn't universal anymore. I have never put a tie on for a video interview as it would be vaguely ludicrous.
  42. I seem to remember a lot of Directors in a...

    I seem to remember a lot of Directors in a company I used to work for suddenly becoming Vice Presidents when they started going to conferences in America as it got them better hotel rooms!
  43. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    If they are paying you for the day, even if it is...

    If they are paying you for the day, even if it is less than your rate, it is probably a fairly good indicator they are serious.
  44. Replies
    18
    Views
    1,765

    Poll: Obviously would need to know how many people were...

    Obviously would need to know how many people were out of contract before the crises but 35-40% does sound very high.
  45. VSO volunteering is abroad and is for...

    VSO volunteering is abroad and is for organisations that wouldn't be employing people (at least not for the foreseeable future). The NHS do employ people and engage contractors. While it is...
  46. I am a left leaning supporter of a well funded at...

    I am a left leaning supporter of a well funded at the point of use NHS but I don't think people who have spent years learning skills should be expected or asked to work for free. For no other reason...
  47. You don't volunteer for the Army any more than...

    You don't volunteer for the Army any more than you volunteer to work down the iocal shop. If they have a need to recruit you go through the process and get offered to join or not. In both cases...
  48. Volunteering should be a for a charity. The NHS...

    Volunteering should be a for a charity. The NHS isn't a charity.
  49. Replies
    5,944
    Views
    1,024,501

    I don't care if it is a so called 'permanent'...

    I don't care if it is a so called 'permanent' role or if you have the world's most niche skill, if there isn't the work there then it isn't there.

    Do what you can to get through the next few...
  50. In my long and at times adequate career I have...

    In my long and at times adequate career I have stumbled upon a couple of niche skills - believe it or not web and mobile testing were once highly desirable - but the problem is they tend not to stay...
Results 1 to 50 of 500
Page 1 of 10 1 2 3 4