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  1. Thread: Vague Ones

    by LondonManc
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    Vague Ones

    Nothing worse on a technical forum than the ones that don't know how to ask a question properly then moan when they don't get the right answer.
  2. Thread: Vegans

    by LondonManc
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    Adrift from the story much? He came out...

    Adrift from the story much?

    He came out because he was going to be outed by a red top rag that had been tipped off by a runner who he had been seeing. While his intention may not be to have more...
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    If your contract (and previous 4 extension) are...

    If your contract (and previous 4 extension) are deemed inside, you'd have two and a half years of insideness at one client. That's a lot of back tax.

    However, I think you'd be able to get a claim...
  4. Thread: Vegans

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    To be honest, as long as it's going to be an...

    To be honest, as long as it's going to be an offence for vegans to get all preachy to meat-eaters and other non-vegans, I don't care. Live and let live and all that. You put cooked meats on a...
  5. On the CEST tool website the disclaimer is very...

    On the CEST tool website the disclaimer is very clear:



    If you've got an outside determination from the tool, take your evidence, together with the answers that you supplied to your hiring...
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    Poll: I'd attend a Manchester do. Not venturing into...

    I'd attend a Manchester do. Not venturing into Yorkshire unless it's a freebie (hint: it isn't)
  7. I think fair taxation could be achieved without...

    I think fair taxation could be achieved without IR35 existing - scrap it and put a simple formula in place:

    End of year assessment:
    Revenue - Costs = Profit

    Don't class contractors as having...
  8. Clearly they'll go after the low-hanging fruit....

    Clearly they'll go after the low-hanging fruit. They'll find a job role, like a PMO Analyst, and give it a try. If they win, they'll then go after all PMO Analysts. I can see them avoiding...
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    Always separate, unless the handover is one of...

    Always separate, unless the handover is one of the deliverables of the original contract. Working practices, though, can vary considerably when switching from delivery to handover - documentation can...
  10. Have you tried the CEST tools to get a...

    Have you tried the CEST tools to get a determination on your contract? An outside determination on that and a QDOS approved contract and working practices review put in front of your client may...
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    Stuff that. They get a fellow contractor who I've...

    Stuff that. They get a fellow contractor who I've got arseholed with many a time and will make me sound more tech savvy than the whole of Google's R&D team put together.
  12. £100 extra on their day rate would shut them up...

    £100 extra on their day rate would shut them up for now.

    Quite a lot of people with significant expenses work in banking - typically you can look at £120 train + £250 hotel for a week suddenly...
  13. I concur - subject to confirming it with your...

    I concur - subject to confirming it with your accountant of course!
  14. Very wise. Anyone who has QDOS outside...

    Very wise. Anyone who has QDOS outside determination should be doing the same or why bother getting it reviewed in the first place? If the contract hasn't changed that you're going inside with then...
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    Facebook is going down the toilet

    Lost count of the number of people I've snoozed or unfollowed since the Christmas break. Not all for the same reason either.....

    Old people who insist on posting every spam thing doing the rounds...
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    Is there an raisin not to?

    Is there an raisin not to?
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    A proper professional contractor would put in a...

    A proper professional contractor would put in a fix so convoluted that they never need to deal with a recruitment agency again. :smokin
  18. Instead of self-employed, how about calling it...

    Instead of self-employed, how about calling it "Personal development: Learning about blah blah blah"?
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    You are now a microconsultancy; YouLtd absorb the...

    You are now a microconsultancy; YouLtd absorb the costs that BigFourCo probably get to pass on to ClientCo. If you're feeling brave, you could ask about expenses if your contract is inside IR35.
    ...
  20. Sick pay depends on your contract. SSP is all you...

    Sick pay depends on your contract. SSP is all you can claim and only once you've been off more than 4 days.
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    Sticky: Never ending meetings today. Would be great if...

    Never ending meetings today. Would be great if they weren't all via Webex.
  22. It's certainly what you inferred; are you having...

    It's certainly what you inferred; are you having trouble deciphering what you've puked on to your keyboard?

    No, I've not used crayons for over 30 years. I don't have many prejudices, just against...
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    Probably WTFH, he struggles most with basic stuff.

    Probably WTFH, he struggles most with basic stuff.
  24. Oh so now you're saying that because of Brexit we...

    Oh so now you're saying that because of Brexit we can't talk about the situation in the rest of Europe? What a helmet.
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    Oh so you know them both personally then?

    Oh so you know them both personally then?
  26. You mean they're not already?

    You mean they're not already?
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    Idiot. You're doomed without a radiator key

    Idiot. You're doomed without a radiator key
  28. Ah, yes. There's a longer list, I was just citing...

    Ah, yes. There's a longer list, I was just citing a few examples.



    *cough* Sir Cliff *cough*
  29. So we're in the tulip with a bigger budget and...

    So we're in the tulip with a bigger budget and they're not with a smaller budget?

    You're a fcuking oddball.
  30. What about him?

    What about him?
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    New to Jezza?

    New to Jezza?
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    https://i.imgur.com/SlUPWTz.gif

    https://i.imgur.com/SlUPWTz.gif
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    Verbal chloroform eh?

    Verbal chloroform eh?
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    Confirmed.... once a winker....

    Confirmed.... once a winker....
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    Can't believe it, Frankie the landlord's just...

    Can't believe it, Frankie the landlord's just popped up on the news:

    Local pub owner pays tribute to Caroline Flack [Video]
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    I ditched Lloyds when they declared that Excel...

    I ditched Lloyds when they declared that Excel was a perfectly valid reporting tool. :puke:
  37. Yewtree much? Misportrayal of the picketers in...

    Yewtree much?
    Misportrayal of the picketers in the Miners' Strike?
    Maggie's Militant Tendencies?

    They've got more and more arrogant since, feeling untouchable.

    While they do put out a lot of...
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/NHrsn15JJqPNS/giphy....

    https://media.giphy.com/media/NHrsn15JJqPNS/giphy.gif
  39. I knew greenlake couldn't stay away.

    I knew greenlake couldn't stay away.
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    Sounds crazy, letting furry-toothed geeks out in...

    Sounds crazy, letting furry-toothed geeks out in public. We'd never let that happen.
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    Poll: Like yours but bigger. :banana::banana:

    Like yours but bigger.

    :banana::banana:
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    Voted in a stupid way IN YOUR OPINION. ...

    Voted in a stupid way IN YOUR OPINION.

    EVERYONE voted in a stupid way in my opinion. There was not enough evidence presented to the public in a meaningful way. Brexiters were unfairly never warned...
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    Here's an experiment to prove that your dog loves...

    Here's an experiment to prove that your dog loves more than your wife:

    Lock them both in the boot of your car and open it an hour later. Who's happier to see you?
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    Poll: Ask yer mum

    Ask yer mum
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    Correct. Every bank I've contracted at has been...

    Correct. Every bank I've contracted at has been through different agencies and they've all been happy to take/generate and pay weekly invoices. That's one of the benefits of agencies, their version...
  46. 3D world. You mean it's not flat after all?...

    3D world. You mean it's not flat after all? :eek::eek:
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    If the wife asks, £175. Your price should...

    If the wife asks, £175.

    Your price should reflect the job to be done. You don't know the complexities of the role and how much of your brain and skillset will be used.
  48. Ey up, Phil's in.

    Ey up, Phil's in.
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    His hiring manager you pedantic throb.

    His hiring manager you pedantic throb.
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    The Greek Drachma worth more than the Euro eh?

    The Greek Drachma worth more than the Euro eh?
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