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    Sticky: Had a lovely evening out, catching up with s...

    Had a lovely evening out, catching up with s friend I haven't seen for a while.

    We went to Bubbledogs in Fitzrovia. They serve hot dogs and champagne!

    HWMBO had to occupy himself for a while...
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    I thought that was the 80's?

    I thought that was the 80's?
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    My experience is much the same as yours. No agent...

    My experience is much the same as yours. No agent has ever kept in touch after a gig has ended, none has ever showed interest in maintaining much of a relationship during a contract either.
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    I notice Tarbie's favourite demographic is...

    I notice Tarbie's favourite demographic is catered for
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    Are IPSE rebranding (again)?

    Freelance Corner

    Same address as IPSE towers...
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    Sticky: No, I would have let you live. But you wouldn't...

    No, I would have let you live. But you wouldn't call it living.
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    Sticky: I don't think that was her reason for unfriending...

    I don't think that was her reason for unfriending but, yes, I can see your point.

    I deleted my FB account about a year ago and am much happier for it.
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    Sticky: That's not what I said at all. I said a bit...

    That's not what I said at all.

    I said a bit every now and then. A treat, not a daily habit.

    I get just as much of this perceived 'happiness' you allude to from a very nice bit of meat, a well...
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    Sticky: :wave: Morning all. Had a nice lie in this...

    :wave:

    Morning all.

    Had a nice lie in this morning as I am WFH today/tomorrow. I wisely set up the work laptop in my office when I got in yesterday so it was all ready to go when I finally got...
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    Sticky: What a miserable life without a bit of chocolate...

    What a miserable life without a bit of chocolate or a slice of cake every now and then.
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    Sticky: HWMBO is cooking guinea fowl for dinner. He...

    HWMBO is cooking guinea fowl for dinner.

    He assures me it came from Sainsbury's...
  12. Why not drop Resource Solutions at DB a note...

    Why not drop Resource Solutions at DB a note about the role and see if you can bypass all that jazz? Do you have a contact there from what sounds like previous work there?

    DB are apparently...
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    I am but not sure I want to get into a...

    I am but not sure I want to get into a subcontracting scenario
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    Battulip

    Battulip
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    Sticky: Much prefer a Wispa to an Aero. The chocolate has...

    Much prefer a Wispa to an Aero. The chocolate has a much nicer mouth feel and smoother aftertaste.

    I tend to buy the mini bars in multi packs. Just the perfect amount for satisfying a chocolate...
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    Sticky: Came into the office for what I thought was a F2F...

    Came into the office for what I thought was a F2F meeting and it turned out to be a call. Ah well, gets me out the house.

    Lunch was a chicken and sweetcorn soup from the canteen pepped up with the...
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    Yep a sole trader will put everything on their...

    Yep a sole trader will put everything on their SATR.

    If your builder was incorporated and was 'BuilderCo Ltd' then that entity would be an intermediary between the house owner and the person...
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    Sticky: Not sure I like the sound of a 'living rug' :eek:

    Not sure I like the sound of a 'living rug' :eek:
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    Sticky: Ooh! My first one and I totally missed it! :yay:

    Ooh! My first one and I totally missed it!
    :yay:
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    The AWR is not new legislation and I've seen...

    The AWR is not new legislation and I've seen simar clauses in my contracts before.

    Essentially you ar being asked to confirm that any personnel supplied under this contract are not caught by AWR...
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    Yes, I hope everyone took the time to do the...

    Yes, I hope everyone took the time to do the suicide 'talk' training that MS provided a link to a short while ago.
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    Did you get lucky? (Why did I ask??)

    Did you get lucky?

    (Why did I ask??)
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    Sticky: Dark, dry, about 6 degrees or thereabouts....

    Dark, dry, about 6 degrees or thereabouts. Doesn't look like much cloud cover but the general lack of frostiness compared to yesterday implies there must be some.

    HWMBO made a lovely plaice and...
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    Sticky: Not me!

    Not me!
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    Sticky: But you don't have room in the freezer! :tantrum:

    But you don't have room in the freezer! :tantrum:
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    I'm not even any good at that :D

    I'm not even any good at that :D
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    Ah...I getcha

    Ah...I getcha
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    Sticky: I have three sets of bedding. One on the bed, one...

    I have three sets of bedding. One on the bed, one washed and then put away immediately on being removed, and the third is emergency contingency. I actually have a fourth set but that's still in the...
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    It is a repeat, that show was aired some time...

    It is a repeat, that show was aired some time ago.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PaUrhC95zjs
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    :banana::banana:

    :banana::banana:
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    Is this a day for happy international men?

    Is this a day for happy international men?
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    Unlikely

    Unlikely
  33. I don't think it'll necessarily lead to a flood...

    I don't think it'll necessarily lead to a flood of schemes but there will always be someone who thinks up something and manages to successfully sell it to the greedy and the gullible
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    If you do want to buy a home NAS, I have a...

    If you do want to buy a home NAS, I have a Synology one that works well. Different sizes available (as in number of bays) and you can either buy with discs or chuck in your own. It burbles along...
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    Sorry about that, it just came up at the right...

    Sorry about that, it just came up at the right time :D
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    Dolly

    Dolly
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    Sticky: Flippin heck it's brass monkeys out there today....

    Flippin heck it's brass monkeys out there today.

    On the walk to the tube station it was actually quite pleasant. The further west I went, the colder, frostier and mistier it got.

    The journey...
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    Sticky: Dinner this evening was a take away delivered...

    Dinner this evening was a take away delivered from Bugis Street Brasserie as HWMBO and I wanted their food for dinner but I didn't want to go back out in the cold again after my arduous journey home...
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    Sticky: There was the makings of a lovely sunset as I...

    There was the makings of a lovely sunset as I left the office 4.15pm. Clear skies and just a wisp of cloud.

    Bloomin dark and chilly now...
  40. So an umbrella would pass that into the Agency in...

    So an umbrella would pass that into the Agency in their invoicing and the Agency would pass it onto the end client.

    I suspect, as you surmise, that many companies haven't twigged that.

    My...
  41. I thought I had seen that somewhere and was...

    I thought I had seen that somewhere and was trying to find the specific text. Essentially the rate you are quoted should be on the same basis as what would be quoted to an employee.

    The only...
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    Sticky: At least you've recorded that little fact here so...

    At least you've recorded that little fact here so you can check and remind yourself :D
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    The whole point of a flexible work force is that...

    The whole point of a flexible work force is that they are willing to travel to the arse end of nowhere for a gig. By disallowing the expenses incurred, some clients will have terrible trouble finding...
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    Sticky: I do dislike the Independent for all the crud...

    I do dislike the Independent for all the crud they load up. I really wish I'd found another non-paywalled source.
  45. Might need to remind us closer to the time :D

    Might need to remind us closer to the time :D
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    The problem is that the IR35 legislation is a...

    The problem is that the IR35 legislation is a sledgehammer to crack a walnut.

    Instead of encouraging businesses who hire contractors to take a proper assessment of the resources they need, it...
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    Visas notwithstanding, as I know naff all about...

    Visas notwithstanding, as I know naff all about those.

    Yes, item 2 could work in a boyant market. Except the the market is struggling at the moment. Have you really done your research into what's...
  48. It would be best if you could get the client...

    It would be best if you could get the client determination first and then that would give you a clearer idea what to do.

    I would be wary of taking on a new contract with any client if they...
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    Sticky: :wave: Chilly, but not uncomfortably so. Dark....

    :wave:

    Chilly, but not uncomfortably so. Dark. Dry.

    Sunrise just starting to make an appearance
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    Sticky: Very good suggestion!

    Very good suggestion!
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