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    Qatar Airways? Deerfoot Recruitment or Direct? ...

    Qatar Airways? Deerfoot Recruitment or Direct? Have they resolved their diplomatic crisis with neighbouring countries?
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    Sticky: :rollin::rollin:

    :rollin::rollin:
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    2 weeks.

    2 weeks.
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    This!... Although I am not younger (50+) I have...

    This!... Although I am not younger (50+) I have managed to switch domains / skillset to align with the market requirements and trends. It is doable and one has to work on it consistently and...
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    Got the contract and signed. Starting from Monday

    Got the contract and signed. Starting from Monday
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    There is no need to worry. Look at the skillset...

    There is no need to worry. Look at the skillset they are asking for the type of job roles you seek. Find the gaps and focus on building it during this time.

    All you need is a finite set of...
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    Your contract states when you will get paid from...

    Your contract states when you will get paid from the date of invoicing. It could be 30 days from invoice or you might be on a weekly payment where you raise invoice on a weekly basis and get paid...
  8. Thank you!

    Thank you!
  9. Anyone dealt with Gazelle Global Consulting?

    Has any one done a contract through Gazelle Global Consulting? Are they good in terms of payments? Any pointers to be aware of?
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    He must have moved from Insurance to Recruitment....

    He must have moved from Insurance to Recruitment. Old habits die hard! :rollin:
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    Had 2 agency calls for 2 different clients, 2...

    Had 2 agency calls for 2 different clients, 2 client phone interviews, one of them wanted a final phone discussion with the Architect. Now both of them have been verbally confirmed, contracts...
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    Got a call from an Agency with whom I have worked...

    Got a call from an Agency with whom I have worked recently. They need people for BigData - Python, PySpark, Hadoop, HDFS, Hive etc. Not sure if Cloud is involved.

    Contract till September. They...
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    Precisely! I don't know it is right or wrong but...

    Precisely! I don't know it is right or wrong but When you are asked to leave - it lowers your confidence, questions your usefulness, feels like humiliation, insult and what not.
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    They will migrate to HTML5. It's easy

    They will migrate to HTML5. It's easy
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    I have had multiple calls, emails last week for...

    I have had multiple calls, emails last week for perm roles as well. Not interested. But looks like I will be left with no choice in 2-3 months :ohwell
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    They were only interested in seeing your CV, so...

    They were only interested in seeing your CV, so that the other CV can be aligned to look exactly like yours! (of course except email id, phone and company details)
  17. Exactly. This twat doesn't even know that this...

    Exactly. This twat doesn't even know that this site exists but get's his site listed (most members of this forum can't) and promoted all over this place thus getting his page rank lifted. :D
  18. Nobody mentioned this very important benefit. ...

    Nobody mentioned this very important benefit.

    5 Year Milestone: Letter from the CEO

    What more you want eh?
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    I was referring to the fact that phone stopped...

    I was referring to the fact that phone stopped ringing for several months now! :smile
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    There will be a tweet from him saying "First...

    There will be a tweet from him saying

    "First aerial shot fired! We're rounding 'em up in a very humane way, in a very nice way. But not everything is nice"
    ...
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    I did the same on a inside contract at...

    I did the same on a inside contract at Southend-on-Sea with a public client. Couldn't bear even standing inside that building.
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    Huh, Once I accepted the role, everything signed,...

    Huh, Once I accepted the role, everything signed, start date fixed and I didn't turn-up to work on the first day. :rollin:
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    Are you still sleeping and dreaming?

    Are you still sleeping and dreaming?
  24. Inside?

    Inside?
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    I believe it's a Chinese trick to shift focus...

    I believe it's a Chinese trick to shift focus from Corona and HK. Usually Pakistan acts as Proxy, but this time they need to do some real heavy lifting!
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    They do!

    They do!
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    Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome

    Saying goodbye to Flash in Chrome
  28. Sorry to hear that. If it's of any consolation, ...

    Sorry to hear that. If it's of any consolation, my contract got canned this week as well just after a month of starting. Being the only earner, it is tough for me but I am confident that I can...
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    You should definitely consider opening a...

    You should definitely consider opening a soothsayer shop. Your prediction works!

    Today I got contract termination notice as the client's short term requirement has been fulfilled :-)
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    http://www.jobserve.com/H1v9T...

    http://www.jobserve.com/H1v9T
    http://www.jobserve.com/H1tbY

    Data Engineer/Data Scientist (Inside IR35)
    Fareham - £19 - £20 per hour
    Contract

    Data Analyst x5 - Big Data, Python, Spark...
  31. I have a strong dislike to Java albeit started...

    I have a strong dislike to Java albeit started using it from version 1.2 in 1996 and developing POJOs even 6 months ago. Unless I am writing plugins for NiFi or components to Kafka, I would like to...
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    The logic behind offshore model getting a strong...

    The logic behind offshore model getting a strong footing is valid. However, I see a lot big-to-very-big companies started recruiting directly. That means, if a contractor stick to his/her normal...
  33. Python metaprogramming and Abstract base classes courses/books?

    I am not completely new to OOP, done a very very brief Metaprogramming in Ruby (pragprog has a fantastic book for Ruby).

    Now I am looking for a good Python Metaprogramming and Python abstract base...
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    I agree. In my experience that was the...

    I agree. In my experience that was the difference between direct client ads vs agency ads. Direct client ads were just one click to upload your CV.
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    When an audit happens and if it is identified...

    When an audit happens and if it is identified that the proof for the earlier checks are missing, then it is likely that they may redo it for the purposes of compliance. I wouldn't worry about it...
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    These days I see a lot of clients advertising...

    These days I see a lot of clients advertising directly on LinkedIn. Keep visiting as frequently as possible and try to be the first few to apply. Because they receive 100's of CVs within few...
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    Apparently when you start Mongo shell, it...

    Apparently when you start Mongo shell, it connects to 'test' db by default. You can also switch to non-existing databases by simply 'use my-non-existent-db'.

    In the past I have briefly worked in...
  38. For your sub-contracting work :wink, try Eastern...

    For your sub-contracting work :wink, try Eastern Europe and/or Philippines, Srilanka, even Malaysia. I have seen really brilliant minds there. Avoid India as it has become expensive. You can't...
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    Probably most of them moved to Python & Go, and...

    Probably most of them moved to Python & Go, and Ruby On Railers moved to Elixir?
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    Congrats. Precisely what happened to me as well. ...

    Congrats. Precisely what happened to me as well. The very best rate I have always dreamed of. I even thought it was a typo :laugh
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    Some payment gateway providers might waive off...

    Some payment gateway providers might waive off the transaction fee for charities. Worth giving them a call.
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    Data Modeling - CDC & SCD

    Any recommendation on approaches/books to CDC & SCD in the world of big data / NoSQL / OLAP.

    That is, a non-relational approach which doesn't require updating a row.
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    They are extremely annoyed that because of Global...

    They are extremely annoyed that because of Global Pandemic they can't blame anything on Brexit
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    If I were you, I would go for contract role as...

    If I were you, I would go for contract role as you can get canned even in perm roles.
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    I got my laptop through DHL, Login info through...

    I got my laptop through DHL, Login info through another. MFA setup triggered while logging in. Inside bunch of emails on mandatory courses :-)
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    Update: Starting the role next week. Received...

    Update: Starting the role next week. Received the laptop through post.
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    They are one of the preferred suppliers for TCS.

    They are one of the preferred suppliers for TCS.
  48. Thread: UTC to GMT

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    UTC to GMT

    Could some one help me to convert this time to our local time?

    03/28/2020 - 11:30 (-4 UTC)
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    I don't believe this blacklist story. Looks like...

    I don't believe this blacklist story. Looks like you are screwing up every opportunity you get.

    Manager's influence doesn't extend beyond their team. Agents are not idiots, they will even sell...
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    I was due to start new role 1st week of April. ...

    I was due to start new role 1st week of April. All preliminary checks have been completed and successful. Client called me just now and said they have pulled the plug on the project and are very...
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