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    Ahh that would be 4 'brake' horsepower rather...

    Ahh that would be 4 'brake' horsepower rather than horsepower.
  2. Thread: New gig?

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    New gig?

    Saw this one today..

    Qualifications required: Member of the public.

    Sounds fun!
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    Next they'll start weighing customers and...

    Next they'll start weighing customers and charging per KG.

    I really hoped airlines like Easyjet and Ryanair would go to the wall during the pandemic, ushering in a new breed of airlines that...
  4. Thread: Debenhams

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    Good riddance I say. I lost £ 000's last time...

    Good riddance I say.

    I lost £ 000's last time Debenhams went into administration and was sold off in a pre-pack administration to new owners for pennies.
    What a slap in the face to find out it...
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    What they're actually doing is making the use of...

    What they're actually doing is making the use of comments to share the original post with their network (e.g. 1000s of others that will also reply). Apparently commenting is more effective than...
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    My logic for the notice period: Give...

    My logic for the notice period:


    Give yourself a way out, cutting your losses to the minimum if found inside. Though its unlikely you'd be working Inside via your LTD (more like contract ends,...
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    Don't think a new contract is necessary. I'd just...

    Don't think a new contract is necessary. I'd just make sure you have a notice period that allows you to terminate prior to April. You should do all of the due diligence bits others have said to make...
  8. IR35 is 20 years old

    IR35 is 20 years old
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    From what I can gather it would only affect DB...

    From what I can gather it would only affect DB pensions that are also RPI linked. I think they would be rare to find outside of the public sector today because they're not easily sustainable without...
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    24th Dec NHS track and trace app Uh...

    24th Dec
    NHS track and trace app

    <PING>
    Uh oh... time to self isolate.
    Merry Christmas!
    BoJo
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    This is why its important to keep applying and...

    This is why its important to keep applying and interviewing, especially now.
    I had 2 gig offers during covid that evaporated when the client thought they had the money, but then couldn't get the PO...
  12. Am I the only one thinking ... "you lucky,...

    Am I the only one thinking ...

    "you lucky, lucky, lucky b****" ?? (as in monty python)

    This is a nice problem to have :D
  13. Not much to go on without a job title, but any...

    Not much to go on without a job title, but any very senior tech role is probably looking for strategy/direction setting or management or both. Tech skills are important but mainly for decoration...
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    In my case it was when the laptop arrived. If the...

    In my case it was when the laptop arrived. If the gig aint real at that point, then I just received a free laptop :banana:
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    I tried a number of methods during the lockdown...

    I tried a number of methods during the lockdown to find contract or perm work. Job boards in this market seemed to be no use whatsoever, so I started looking at company career sites and even cold...
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    Before flexible furlough you had to un-furlough...

    Before flexible furlough you had to un-furlough and re-furlough if you started a bit of work, observing the required minimum periods for a claim. It sounds like the OP has done all of this so should...
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    I'm guessing its an inside role or a honeypot...

    I'm guessing its an inside role or a honeypot advert..

    "Oh I'm sorry, that role has gone already but I have this new one paying £500 p/day just come in."
  18. All those people saying £20k is plenty! Try...

    All those people saying £20k is plenty!

    Try saying that back in March and then throughout summer whilst out of contract and pressing the JS search button.
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    Another tip if applying to an advert is to call...

    Another tip if applying to an advert is to call the agent or drop a message (via invite feature) on Linkedin, no InMail quota needed.
    This will vastly increase your chances of them interacting with...
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    Yes. You must have the absolute best CV in the...

    Yes. You must have the absolute best CV in the pile. Near matches don't cut it these days.
    Are your skills and certs up to date? If not, better get started.
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    Does anyone ever look at their weekly Linkedin...

    Does anyone ever look at their weekly Linkedin profile views?
    I find it interesting as another way of viewing my own personal market.
    I've been tracking mine on a spreadsheet (very sad I know)...
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    So far Wfh has allowed me to tap into regions of...

    So far Wfh has allowed me to tap into regions of the UK I never would have considered before.

    Is your market really overrun by offshore workers or is demand just depressed like the rest of the...
  23. WFH - Bank of Englands top economist tells of its woes and its dark tunnels

    The BBC are posting some proper drivel today in their Business section. The BoE talking about creativity, the human mind and dark tunnels.. seriously ??

    Andy Haldane is the happy, optimistic and...
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    How dead are we talking? Sounds like you need to...

    How dead are we talking?
    Sounds like you need to spend a bit of time off upskilling, learning that new tech that is missing from your CV but is in every one of the job ads at the moment.
    Even if...
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    The old 'quid pro quo' .. Nice A contractor...

    The old 'quid pro quo' .. Nice

    A contractor was saved that blessed day.. HMRC wept a tear.. accountants ordered another round.
  26. I try to when I can remember the agency name from...

    I try to when I can remember the agency name from the list.

    I've encounered about 1/3 of them and they never result in any sort of gig, interview, lead or otherwise.
    They just spam your phone,...
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    Well I've just boomed again! 2nd time in 2 weeks....

    Well I've just boomed again! 2nd time in 2 weeks.

    Better/normal rate, remote work, and starts next week.
    My first one is still holding back on start dates, and the rate doesn't measure up so its...
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    Plant based roast 'Tofurky' anyone? ...

    Plant based roast 'Tofurky' anyone?

    Plant-Based Roast & Gravy - Tofurky

    https://tofurky-tofurky.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/tofurky-holiday-roast-gravy-main.png
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    Probably, after I was turned around and flung out...

    Probably, after I was turned around and flung out of it back into contractor land.
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    Both I guess. It sounded pretty good to sit in...

    Both I guess. It sounded pretty good to sit in for a while, in a stable industry during covid. The role gets to transform the IT estate for the business, and with clear progression into a CTO role....
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    I interviewed for a senior perm role a couple of...

    I interviewed for a senior perm role a couple of months ago.
    I made it all the way to a 4th stage interview (3rd if you don't count HR screener), finishing with the FD and my new boss to be....
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    This has definitely been the theme for the last...

    This has definitely been the theme for the last few months. Usually a short shart flurry of calls, followed by deafening silence.

    However this pattern has changed and I've noticed a more sustained...
  33. Has anyone seen this before? VOIP with UK mobile...

    Has anyone seen this before? VOIP with UK mobile number?

    Indian lady from Bluepace called today from a UK mobile number. Line very faint. Left a voicemail and later an email too.

    The voicemail...
  34. I've just done this and it was a really easy...

    I've just done this and it was a really easy process.
    There are quite a few questions, but having already applied for G-Cloud many of them were automatically answered for me.
    No PDFs of services...
  35. I guess that explains why the recruiters are...

    I guess that explains why the recruiters are trying to 'complete' on CVs that are a poor match for the role, but have rates that are within the desired range.
    If they're motivated and paid only for...
  36. I got a new one: VBeyond Corporation ...

    I got a new one:

    VBeyond Corporation

    Apparently US based but have offices all over including UK, Europe, Oz and of course India. The UK office seems to be in a council house in SW London.
    ...
  37. Glad I've now read this thread so I know better...

    Glad I've now read this thread so I know better next time they call.

    Had my first experience of dealing with them today...

    The agent gave very little info about the role but wanted to know a...
  38. I experienced a weird kind of drop-shipping...

    I experienced a weird kind of drop-shipping recently.

    I bought a small item from ebay, brand new sold as 'buy-it-now' with delivery included in price.
    It was only about a fiver and I could have...
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    ...Speaking of which I've boomed-ish. 6...

    ...Speaking of which

    I've boomed-ish.

    6 month gig in PS, fully remote, outside IR35.
    No start date or paperwork yet, so it isn't 100% happening yet.
    Rate is a bit 7 years ago, but I'll take...
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    Something is definitely going on in public sector...

    Something is definitely going on in public sector right now. Having quite a few chats about roles needing to be filled ASAP.

    Not worked in public sector much. Is this usually the time they review...
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    I think under the current circumstances changing...

    I think under the current circumstances changing this and improving the digital offering will be at the forefront of their minds.
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    Maybe you need to remove "slashed costs" and...

    Maybe you need to remove "slashed costs" and "saved customers £ thousands" from your CV?
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    Hmmm.. could create some interesting square root...

    Hmmm.. could create some interesting square root results, or divide by zero errors...
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    That would be very annoying as I'm about to fix...

    That would be very annoying as I'm about to fix on a new rate.

    I'm guessing rates would need to go some way into negative territory before consumers see any return on their mortgage.
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    Microsoft contracts, contractor rates and trends...

    Microsoft contracts, contractor rates and trends for Microsoft skills | IT Jobs Watch
    Jobs citing 'Microsoft', (advert count, percentage of all jobs) posted during 3 months to 12th October:
    2020:...
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    The regional factor is slowly becoming irrelevant...

    The regional factor is slowly becoming irrelevant in the IT industry. Sure there is still resistance amongst many clientco's, but over the last 6 months others are definitely seeing the light and...
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    Even if the public sector hasn't dropped off in...

    Even if the public sector hasn't dropped off in terms of contracts advertised, the numbers of people applying for those contracts will be off the scale. Its not a closed shop.

    Those with the...
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    Could be. They claim to be a TEFL scheme which is...

    Could be. They claim to be a TEFL scheme which is a real teaching abroad organisation, but something doesn't smell right.

    Firstly they say the salary is paid into a Chinese account that is set up...
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    Had a random call from a lady in China today.. ...

    Had a random call from a lady in China today..

    "Hello CS, I found your profile on JobSite and you look like an ideal match for this job."

    Turns out they're trying to fly me to China to teach...
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    I'm seeing a rotation away from contract calls to...

    I'm seeing a rotation away from contract calls to permie recruiters again.

    Had a call about a perm job today directly from a company that laid off about 300 people as soon as lockdown struck.
    HR...
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