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    looks like current client will do wfh as the...

    looks like current client will do wfh as the standard with office only used as meetings hub in the initial stages of a project.
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    Plan is to find a cushy permie job with good...

    Plan is to find a cushy permie job with good benefits, so probably in local government or banking, then progressively cut my hours until I get to a part-time/3 days a week situation, and spend the...
  3. A few pubs in Edinburgh have been doing "takeaway...

    A few pubs in Edinburgh have been doing "takeaway pints" for a while now. You just take your cold pints, cross the road and go drink in the park.

    It's worked alright in most places, with a few...
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    Same in Edinburgh it would appear. I had a...

    Same in Edinburgh it would appear. I had a viewing scheduled for a property but just I've just been told they're putting me on hold because the seller already have a couple of offers on the table and...
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    I had 5 spare minutes so decided to waste them...

    I had 5 spare minutes so decided to waste them looking up at what options british emigrants have if they want to retire in Spain after brexit.

    According to an expats website (not sure how reliable...
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    or a small 2 bedroom basement flat in stockbridge...

    or a small 2 bedroom basement flat in stockbridge edinburgh. it's insane :rollin:
  7. Thread: Local lockdown

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    The NHS will cope just fine now that they're...

    The NHS will cope just fine now that they're getting 350 millions a week.
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    Even if that particular thread on twitter was...

    Even if that particular thread on twitter was bulltulip, do you think there aren't any brexiters dafties in the exact same situation?

    I bet there are plenty, and there are even more that haven't...
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    Did you work some weekends as well? I'm at 123...

    Did you work some weekends as well?

    I'm at 123 days so far.
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    Or, they should hold their breath. For 30 minutes...

    Or, they should hold their breath. For 30 minutes at least.
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    it's a difficult situation because the more...

    it's a difficult situation because the more houses are going to be built and the less space there will be for farms and the great fruit picking industry of uk2.0
  12. Thread: Local lockdown

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    YouTube...

    YouTube
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    Don't worry about me. You stay safe in Germany,...

    Don't worry about me. You stay safe in Germany, OK pal?
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    that's just for those who have nothing outside of...

    that's just for those who have nothing outside of work to take pride in
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    also full of students and w4nk3rs

    also full of students and w4nk3rs
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    Some people need to learn the hard way. Know a...

    Some people need to learn the hard way.

    Know a guy, ex colleague, who was on £475 a day for 24 months; didn't save one penny, his contract didn't get renewed just after he got tied in a 12 month...
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    Pretty flexible. Either Edinburgh or Glasgow,...

    Pretty flexible. Either Edinburgh or Glasgow, where properties are still kind of affordable :D
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    And is this a bad thing for contractors? This way...

    And is this a bad thing for contractors? This way of working is what makes 6 months projects last for 18 months; it's what fattens up our warchests and pays off our mortgages.
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    It's either I buy something soon or I slash my...

    It's either I buy something soon or I slash my neighbours' throats.
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    No. Same broker I used for my first property when...

    No. Same broker I used for my first property when I was permie.

    I just had the initial 30 minutes call where some financial details were shared; the broker gave me a few names of lenders that...
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    I'm looking to buy a house pretty soon; I have...

    I'm looking to buy a house pretty soon; I have done a virtual viewing already. My mortgage broker said there shouldn't be any issue as I'd have a deposit in the 15-20% region. Having said that, I...
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    it would decrease the risk if the people in the...

    it would decrease the risk if the people in the hotel never left, but since they can go in and out, I don't think it would decrease it.
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    Small company exemption? I'm sure I read...

    Small company exemption?

    I'm sure I read something about that...
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    Stupid question but how is it safer to gather all...

    Stupid question but how is it safer to gather all the homeless in one hotel? Wouldn't this mass gathering increase the risk of spreading covid?
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    maybe it's a small company so ir35 doesn't apply?

    maybe it's a small company so ir35 doesn't apply?
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    but speed up my bowel movements

    but speed up my bowel movements
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    Pretty much what your average contractor does: 6...

    Pretty much what your average contractor does: 6 months contracts fully paid when probably they've done 2-3 months worth of work and spent the rest of the time on coffee brakes. I've been in that...
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    it depends

    it depends
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    That's what I was doing before covid: 2 days in/3...

    That's what I was doing before covid: 2 days in/3 days home and I also thought it was perfect. BUT, I was working on a project where everyone in the team were based in the same geographic location so...
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    Just think of it as a contract paying 270 a day....

    Just think of it as a contract paying 270 a day.

    Is it tulip? Yes, but I've seen worse these days.
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    Oh, I see, they will sleep right in the fruit...

    Oh, I see, they will sleep right in the fruit fields they need to farm. Sleeping under the stars, so beautiful!

    Brits, the whole world is going to be jealous of you :yay:

    Thank you boris.
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    how can the brits pick fruit and make...

    how can the brits pick fruit and make jam&biscuits from home?
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    I don't know how much people will have a choice,...

    I don't know how much people will have a choice, to be honest.

    In the last couple of months, for generic roles such as ba and pm I've only seen contracts inside ir35 and with daily rates of...
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    This week has started strong. The local market...

    This week has started strong.

    The local market is just garbage but I've received a couple of emails about 3-6 months fully remote roles.

    Would be nice if this remote roles trend kept going...
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    are you saying you're ok with IT work being...

    are you saying you're ok with IT work being outsourced as long as foreigners aren't staying in the uk?

    how good are you at picking fruit?
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    I don't have as much experience as you but so far...

    I don't have as much experience as you but so far in my almost 10 years experience, mostly working in banking, I have never seen a permanent employee getting cut.


    Again, not what I have...
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    Every time I had to do jobs in my property it's...

    Every time I had to do jobs in my property it's always been 50% upfront and 50% on completion. Simple as.
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    The market in my sector and location (design /...

    The market in my sector and location (design / scotland) has been extremely poor for months. It was bad due to ir35 at the beginning of the year, got even worse after covid.

    Since the start of...
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    73 Ironically, the subjects where I thought I...

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    Ironically, the subjects where I thought I would have known the most (sports and geography) are the ones where I ****ed up the most :D
  40. "we can't tell you this now, maybe after the...

    "we can't tell you this now, maybe after the interview"
  41. Thread: Spending Block

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    If you have already tried to do things...

    If you have already tried to do things differently and failed, may be worth going to see a psychologist.

    If you haven't even tried, I'd start with baby steps. Like, if you need a pair of shoes and...
  42. Don't worry, they'll cave. We hold all the cards!

    Don't worry, they'll cave. We hold all the cards!
  43. Assuming you have had previous roles in London,...

    Assuming you have had previous roles in London, you can look for roles that are based there as well. All the job ads I'm looking at are for working from home to start with and going to the office...
  44. Thread: warchest etc

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    I wouldn't count too much on state pension...

    I wouldn't count too much on state pension either.

    Personal pension, sure, you can start taking it when you're 55 so that's going t be ok, but state pension? Just forget it.

    I'd focus on other...
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    Bring it on. Papa wants a cheap house in 6...

    Bring it on.

    Papa wants a cheap house in 6 months.
  46. Thread: warchest etc

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    Or you can go permie before you buy. Last time I...

    Or you can go permie before you buy. Last time I checked, banks had different rates for permies and contractors (with contractors' rates being higher) and some banks wouldn't even offer mortgages to...
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    That's where myself and the missus are going to...

    That's where myself and the missus are going to buy. Time for me to settle down and if I ever start a family I wouldn't want to raise my kid in Edinburgh amongst all those snobby and entitled...
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    Same thing expected to happen in...

    Same thing expected to happen in Edinburgh/Glasgow area. Prices for houses to decrease by up to 30% according to my IFA.
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    Ok, but just because you're asking :hug:

    Ok, but just because you're asking :hug:
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    Were you sitting on a beach or were you in New...

    Were you sitting on a beach or were you in New York last year when you were crying like a baby about how long you had been on the bench and couldn't find anything? :p
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