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    It's very tough. There are plenty reasons a...

    It's very tough. There are plenty reasons a contractor might be okay with actually moving back to permanent employment, even at a lower salary.

    In these situations, would be very useful if along...
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    Yes, I think I read something about that....

    Yes, I think I read something about that. Landlords will need to give a 6 months notice if they want tenants out; sounds like a loooog time.

    Especially if you rent to some scumbags who can just...
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    The lowest I'd take would obviously have to be a...

    The lowest I'd take would obviously have to be a salary that just about covers my minimum expenses, so something around 30k. Just enough to pay mortgage, utilities, council tax and food.

    And, to...
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    Yes, I read that as well. Also I read a lot of...

    Yes, I read that as well.

    Also I read a lot of horror stories on the money saving expert forum of people waiting for weeks/months for their mortgage application to be processed and approved. So...
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    It's not gambling when you know what you're doing...

    It's not gambling when you know what you're doing :igmc:
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    Another deal? Who holds all the cards here?

    Another deal? Who holds all the cards here?
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    That's why I said "depending on the areas" London...

    That's why I said "depending on the areas" London is doomed; I'm actually surprised those ridiculous prices held up this long.
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    it's a good luck to whoever is wanting/needing to...

    it's a good luck to whoever is wanting/needing to buy a house now.

    prices will drop more or less depending on the areas, but that's not going to last long; people are always going to need houses.
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    yes, those numbers do sound made up to make a...

    yes, those numbers do sound made up to make a story.

    having said that, if you go have a look at the mortgages section of the moneysavingexpert forum, you'll find a few people having this problem...
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    Ok, now that I didn't get the contract and won't...

    Ok, now that I didn't get the contract and won't have anything to do with the company, I can say who the company was: JP Morgan.

    Not sure if I dodged the bullet or not as I don't know anyone who...
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    It cannot be enforced. It relies (it has to rely)...

    It cannot be enforced. It relies (it has to rely) on the common sense of the citizens and the trust they have in their governments.

    Which is why countries like Sweden are doing OK and country of...
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    so how many hours a day will you be working?

    so how many hours a day will you be working?
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    58 - 42 and growing

    58 - 42 and growing
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    I like this idea. Or, also, we can try and...

    I like this idea.

    Or, also, we can try and catch flies with honey. Let's put all these dickheads on cruise ship (which are all empty now so plenty space) for a month. They catch the virus, they...
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    The problem seems to be all the assh0les who want...

    The problem seems to be all the assh0les who want to party and get drunk, which they will do in house parties when the pubs eventually get shut. Everywhere there is booze, there's going to be...
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    Won't change much. People will still meet up...

    Won't change much.

    People will still meet up outdoors.

    There need to be more deaths for people to start behaving appropriately. Give it a couple of months.
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    But unfortunately I'll never know what the permie...

    But unfortunately I'll never know what the permie offer would have been as I didn't go past the 1st interview stage.

    A bit sad :( but also glad :) that I wasn't invited to the 2nd stage: 2 hour...
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    Sounds about right: mid-October, companies are...

    Sounds about right: mid-October, companies are already in Christmas mode and 2020 has been so cr4p they're all good and ready to call it a day for this year.

    Finishing up my contract next month...
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    They wanted prawn cocktail crisps

    They wanted prawn cocktail crisps
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    The uk has put its foot down. Now it's blue tape.

    The uk has put its foot down. Now it's blue tape.
  21. Yes, got something similar. I applied for a...

    Yes, got something similar.

    I applied for a role in government and after interview and offer stage they asked for 5 years of addresses. Since in those 5 years I spent more than 6 continuous months...
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    Whoever has: - a partner working in crammed...

    Whoever has:

    - a partner working in crammed dump London
    - kids going to school in crammed dump London
    - a mortgaged property in crammed dump London

    Moving abroad, even temporarily, is just an...
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    Nice. I've got a ton of options: -...

    Nice. I've got a ton of options:

    - Meteorologist
    - Countryside ranger

    - Prison governor

    - Bus or coach driver

    - Travel agency manager
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    may apply to a very small minority of...

    may apply to a very small minority of contractors, so thanks very much for the enormous help :wave:
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    Ok so you don't have a clue about what the...

    Ok so you don't have a clue about what the average UK contractor looks like. Case closed.
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    Great option if you have no family, no friends,...

    Great option if you have no family, no friends, no social commitments whatsoever.
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    So you say, but chances are you've never worked...

    So you say, but chances are you've never worked for minimum wage after having worked at an at least ok permanent job.

    Fortunately for me I never had to do it, but my partner got tired of her...
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    Another way would be to say, at the end of the 3...

    Another way would be to say, at the end of the 3 months, that I'm not 100% sure about going permanent so how about you extend me for another 3 months so I have a bit more time to think about that?...
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    I was thinking about that, your number sounds...

    I was thinking about that, your number sounds about right.

    Not that it matters much but I went on a ir35 calculator, which showed that for an inside ir35 contract at 650 a day I'd need a 117k...
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    Yes, definitely. I'm not even thinking about the...

    Yes, definitely. I'm not even thinking about the permanent gig potentially happening afterwards.

    I haven't even decided if I'm going to apply for it. But if I do, I'll just treat it as a standard...
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    Thanks, so I was right to think that it's nothing...

    Thanks, so I was right to think that it's nothing dodgy, it's basically just another way of prolonging the probation period. Fair enough.

    Thanks for the link as well ;)
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    No idea about the permanent position but the...

    No idea about the permanent position but the daily rate advertised for this inside ir35 contract is £650
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    contract to permanent

    I applied for a contract role and today the recruiter got in touch with me to give me more information about the role.

    She asked if I intend to stay a contractor in the long term and if I would be...
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    So much bulltulip in this post. A couple of...

    So much bulltulip in this post.

    A couple of things:

    - in normal times, sitting out for a year might be an option because you know there would be contracts to come back to. Put ir35, covid,...
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    Possible. I'll blame the man bun if I don't get...

    Possible. I'll blame the man bun if I don't get the job
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    Between beard and long hair I currently can...

    Between beard and long hair I currently can choose from:

    - Man bun, which makes me look like a w4nker
    - Pony tail, which makes me look like a paedo/bulgarian java developer
    - Untied hair, which...
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    I wore suit and tie at interviews only at the...

    I wore suit and tie at interviews only at the beginning of my career when I was in my 20's. Didn't have anything else to offer so couldn't afford to be scruffy.

    The older I get, the less I care...
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    ask your support teacher to explain it to you...

    ask your support teacher to explain it to you :laugh
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    One of my best pals: - has got a permie job...

    One of my best pals:

    - has got a permie job that pays 90k basic with good benefits so not too bad at all
    - his wife does not work
    - they have a kid
    - he complains about London cost of life...
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    Same, haven't met an agent face to face in years....

    Same, haven't met an agent face to face in years. Did it only once when I was younger and didn't know any better but realised after 2 minutes how useless it was.
  41. Tesco lasagne uk2.0 national dish?

    Tesco lasagne uk2.0 national dish?
  42. Definitely an Edinburgh thing :laugh There's a...

    Definitely an Edinburgh thing :laugh

    There's a blind guy living on my street, his guide dog is trained to take tulips on the side of the road (which is fair, this way the blind owner doesn't have...
  43. I'm not talking about the exceptions like...

    I'm not talking about the exceptions like yourself. I'm talking about the situation of the average person that lives in a city flat.

    I'd be surprised if any of the people posting on this forum...
  44. who needs cars anyway? bicycles and horses,...

    who needs cars anyway?

    bicycles and horses, such a simpler life.
  45. It's good for people in city centres to have easy...

    It's good for people in city centres to have easy access to booze. Will make it easier for them to tolerate a miserable life stuck in small flats with annoying neighbours and dog tulip all over the...
  46. And I disagree with you :tongue People who can...

    And I disagree with you :tongue

    People who can now work from home and will be able to do so on a regular basis will prefer to move out in smaller communities where they get better quality houses,...
  47. It's stupid to buy now, especially flats in city...

    It's stupid to buy now, especially flats in city centres. The way things are going, I'm afraid a fair number of small businesses will close down (a lot already have) which will drive down property...
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    It's all the same in most (if not all) public...

    It's all the same in most (if not all) public sector organisations.

    Same for me when I was at the Scottish Government; most permies were completely useless and doing very little work, they were...
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    Also surprising because banks are pulling deals and upping interest rates on a daily basis so who the feck is buying?
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    I've been approached for a role and the company...

    I've been approached for a role and the company mentioned the word "tribe" and "tribe lead" a few times. Never heard it before; I assume it's just some sort of wanky slang....or should I be worried?...
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