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    Sure, but technologies to be able to process...

    Sure, but technologies to be able to process large amounts of data, derive information from it, large easily available clusters have only taken ground recently.
    It is indeed the product of my...
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    Beer in ‘Spoons tastes the same... Fear of...

    Beer in ‘Spoons tastes the same...
    Fear of foreiners being left at wild out there doing whatever foreiners do is worth loosing a lil bit of privacy here and there and companies selling your data to...
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    It could get a lot worse if aside from Italy...

    It could get a lot worse if aside from Italy there will be another one or two countries that develop COV cases.
    It will be a full market panic, quarantine, borders closed, layoffs. This week is...
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    It is what it is. Never said brexit could not...

    It is what it is. Never said brexit could not turn to be a success for the economy.
    Improved productivity, attracting businesses, wealth.

    Question is if the benefits of a more productive economy...
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    Everything is intertwined. Without diverging from...

    Everything is intertwined. Without diverging from EU regulation private healthcare will not happen as EU might see it as more unregulated competitive environment. Or people will vote with their feet...
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    My bad, I don't seem to read my own posts...

    My bad, I don't seem to read my own posts properly either.

    People will be carrying a worthless blue pice of paper in their pockets that will most likely prevent them to work in any other EU state,...
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    It might trigger the long expected market...

    It might trigger the long expected market correction. And this time could be a lot worse than ‘08. If the next 2-3 weeks continue like this and 1-2 more countries start shutting borders we’re...
  8. Just high sex drive, but don't expect you old...

    Just high sex drive, but don't expect you old folks to understand. Andropause setting in early?

    This should be above all a place for honesty.
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    Do you read the actual threads before replying?

    Do you read the actual threads before replying?
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    Just a bit of inflation here and there. Nothing...

    Just a bit of inflation here and there. Nothing to see...
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    EU carrying more about the british people than Uk...

    EU carrying more about the british people than Uk gov does. Funnily enough that will get people to revolt.
  12. Not proud about it but... some things haven’t...

    Not proud about it but... some things haven’t changed much since then.
    On the other hand, you are trying to tell me that you’d be just fine, minding your own business spinning the old hamster wheel...
  13. You can stay under the radar for a while but...

    You can stay under the radar for a while but without the NINO equivalent you would be stuck with expensive hotels and airbnbs. Cost of life along the larger cities is central london equivalent or...
  14. Not sure how relevant it is but heard some people...

    Not sure how relevant it is but heard some people mention that in contracting you shouldn’t negotiate based on experience. As long as you can do the job you should always aim for top of the range. If...
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    Probably they have something new and better... ...

    Probably they have something new and better...

    Can you ping wifi devices inside a building and find their location?
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    When you’ll have people eager to come on £25600...

    When you’ll have people eager to come on £25600 you’ll have to be mad to take contractors on.
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    Agree, market is bad atm. But in my book...

    Agree, market is bad atm.
    But in my book consultancy is worse then permi with client.

    Unless you know the consultancy, know where they are sending you, know what you are in for.

    It will be an...
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    Plausible. Time will tell. At least brexiteers...

    Plausible.
    Time will tell.
    At least brexiteers will have a scapegoat for the chaos.
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    You do understand that everything is a...

    You do understand that everything is a negotiation and you shouldn't just throw numbers around. Assuming that both sides know where the market stands, agent has more information on the role than you...
  20. They’ll be too busy hunting rats to mind a...

    They’ll be too busy hunting rats to mind a strange celebration...
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    The unnecessary level of management will...

    The unnecessary level of management will definitely thank you for your contribution during the meetings that are meant to keep you submissive alongside the performance reviews that will also suggest...
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    Pimps or clients? I’m sure you’ve heard plenty...

    Pimps or clients?
    I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of pimps not taking calls or providing references.
    Cousin is one, to be fair deals with both professionals and unprofessionals. He says he never gives...
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    Pimps don’t talk to each other, might confirm the...

    Pimps don’t talk to each other, might confirm the dates but some of them are nasty and don’t do even that. Client might confirm the dates(some of them at least).
    Personal? Why? Is it a contract role?
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    It is a negotiation, ask them to show their hand...

    It is a negotiation, ask them to show their hand first then take it from there.
    Considering the cost and effort of finding someone else they might be more inclined to reveal a better range.
    If they...
  25. You are costing them probably slightly more than...

    You are costing them probably slightly more than a permi but are perceived to be on a shorter leash. It is not only about money.
    They are treating you same as a permi when it benefits them but...
  26. Move to Romania(part of EEA, no VAT), corp tax is...

    Move to Romania(part of EEA, no VAT), corp tax is 2-3%, cost of life is 1/3 of here. Weather is nice with hot summers, snow in winters.
    Mountains and seaside at 2h distance. Infrastructure is a bit...
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    So probably did invent it but some time ago. Fair...

    So probably did invent it but some time ago. Fair enough.

    In term of databases I have been thinking the same, considering the amount of data different parties collect on us I would be surprised if...
  28. Flying by the seat of my pants. Life is too short...

    Flying by the seat of my pants. Life is too short to become another corporate stooge.
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    That doesn't sound like much to complain about....

    That doesn't sound like much to complain about. Have you prepared for your first day?

    I'd do my homework: research the most reviewed advert with BDSM on adultwork, book it for 8 hours. Tell...
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    Did you just invent the term?

    Did you just invent the term?
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    They receive an hourly rate for bum on seat type...

    They receive an hourly rate for bum on seat type of contractor. About 30% of the rate goes to consultancy employee and rest to the company. I would surely like the full amount to be taxed as it is in...
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    It could be a foolish question, but does IR35 in...

    It could be a foolish question, but does IR35 in any way apply to larger consultancies that supply bodies to the client but in terms of the 3 pillars and respect them only partially? Sure they have...
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    Try it also with incognito mode to see if it does...

    Try it also with incognito mode to see if it does the same. Their pricing model probably sees you have deep pockets.
    Also if it is a long stay always ask the host for an offer to meet your...
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    When he pulls the offer(most likely if you don't...

    When he pulls the offer(most likely if you don't accept it as it is), make sure that you get in touch with one of the managers via linkedin or someone you know in the company and show them the...
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    Imagine being fired for stealing a tulipty...

    Imagine being fired for stealing a tulipty sandwich while the people next to you are rigging the LIBOR (or whatever they're into these days) and getting away with a bonus.
    That definitely gets some...
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    Some people do it for the excitement. People that...

    Some people do it for the excitement. People that haggle intensely for example...
    Then the kleptomaniacs.
    Maybe one of the reasons he was good at his job was because he always felt an urge to...
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    No matter how bad a place is there is still a...

    No matter how bad a place is there is still a lesson to be learned. Some decent people to chat to.
    Takes a while to figure them out as they are probably keeping their head down or hiding somewhere....
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    Both EE NI & ER NI?

    Both EE NI & ER NI?
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    Sorry about that I should rephrase: There will...

    Sorry about that I should rephrase:
    There will be a small pool of people, self declared outside. If they want to take action, with same allocated resource it is a higher probability to reach those...
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    Don't want to scare people but despite the...

    Don't want to scare people but despite the exclusion hmrc might put more effort into looking if someone is truly outside. Client and agent conveniently, might not care, as the responsibility has...
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    Start-ups just take the mickey with their 70-80k...

    Start-ups just take the mickey with their 70-80k offers that end up being a good portion of shares(that might not be worth much), pension(37y left until pension age, with these uncertain times I see...
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    increased turnover in this period. Maybe they are...

    increased turnover in this period. Maybe they are on fixed % but they’ll push the margins up(as we can see), play tricks with the invoices. Charge the client for extra that does not go to you.
    An...
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    They specifically request a lot of bollocks in a...

    They specifically request a lot of bollocks in a formal e-mail so that they have the paper trail.
    If you get one of those 10 questions e-mail, you know not to waste your time.
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    Good, thanks for asking. Usual me. Corporate life...

    Good, thanks for asking. Usual me. Corporate life is just a subject that I am very passionate about.




    Takes one to know one.

    Anyway, for anyone looking for a weekend read before jumping...
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    That's how you get pushed into submission....

    That's how you get pushed into submission. Continuous pressure, little hints thrown out into the conversation telling you: "You are not good enough" "Work harder" You know you are one of the best...
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    Am aware, and have always tried to put myself in...

    Am aware, and have always tried to put myself in a situation to better understand myself and what are the options. And as I have said in another thread, worked as a supermarket assistant during the...
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    Turning 30 in a few months so probably a lot...

    Turning 30 in a few months so probably a lot younger than most people here. Small warchest, no dependants.
    Done contracting for past 6 years and honestly, I can’t see any other option for myself....
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    So, are we starting to care now about the agents?...

    So, are we starting to care now about the agents? The same ones that try to pull all the tricks in the book on us.
    The ones that with 2 months to go before 6th of April, do not mention if a role is...
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    They are just refining the employment model to...

    They are just refining the employment model to give more control to corporations and less options to the other side. It was undermining their main option that they are pitching as well.
    Just my 2...
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    Private health insurance will be more than that,...

    Private health insurance will be more than that, per month. Give it a year or two.
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