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    Sticky: HWMBO reported a while ago, before it got dark,...

    HWMBO reported a while ago, before it got dark, that he could see blue skies.

    I think I was dozing on the sofa at the time.
  2. Zero hours contracts have existed for a long time...

    Zero hours contracts have existed for a long time too and don't exactly come with an abundance of rights either. Are going to champion the cause of the deliveroo driver / Hermes courier, etc. too?
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    Hear, hear! Take it to technical where the nerds...

    Hear, hear! Take it to technical where the nerds can bore each other without sending the rest of us to sleep
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    I don't think death by suicide should be wished...

    I don't think death by suicide should be wished on anyone or their family. Her behaviour was wrong, absolutely, and to let her off would be a travesty. To take her own life shows she needed help and...
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    I don't think that's pedantic at all

    I don't think that's pedantic at all
  6. Why? Because for many people there isn't a choice...

    Why? Because for many people there isn't a choice

    Legal? Yes because employment status for benefits is not the same as employment status for tax
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    Sticky: Hello peeps Brunch was very nice - HWMBO, me,...

    Hello peeps

    Brunch was very nice - HWMBO, me, and a couple of friends at The Rooftop at The Trafalgar St James hotel. Nice food, a magnum of Veuve Cliquot Rosé, washed down with a bottle of normal...
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    Sticky: :yay: Century

    :yay:

    Century
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    So you don't live in the UK, won't do any work in...

    So you don't live in the UK, won't do any work in the UK, why do you want a UK LLP? Oh because you can avoid tax...
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    Sticky: Not raining yet. Overcast but not dark ominous...

    Not raining yet. Overcast but not dark ominous clouds. Wind is getting up though.
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    Yes there's nothing at the moment that says what...

    Yes there's nothing at the moment that says what happens if no response is received in 45 days and what you can do if you're still not happy with the outcome.

    I demand an ombudsman is set up!
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    Sticky: Storm Dennis doesn't seem to have made his...

    Storm Dennis doesn't seem to have made his presence felt yet, just a bit breezy out by the looks of it, but there's still time for such excitement.

    It being being my birthday today, we are meeting...
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    Sticky: Absolutely no idea, sorry!

    Absolutely no idea, sorry!
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    What has been seen can never be unseen

    What has been seen can never be unseen
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    Is that from personal experience

    Is that from personal experience
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    Easier to do with smaller boobs than larger ones,...

    Easier to do with smaller boobs than larger ones, or ones that have yet to succumb to gravity.

    I personally won't as, as evidenced by the last exhibit, I don't like advertising how cold I am.
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    Item

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    Is cat theft still a thing or do hybrids have a...

    Is cat theft still a thing or do hybrids have a different type of cat converter that you don't have on normal cars that makes them desirable?
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    I'm not entirely sure legalisation needs to...

    I'm not entirely sure legalisation needs to define what form the appeal should take.

    I'd just write a letter referring to the SDS and the specific reasons that I disagree with it and why.

    Then...
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    Once interviewed at HSBC. The manager was a...

    Once interviewed at HSBC. The manager was a contractor who proudly said how long they'd been there and didn't take kindly to me asking why they wanted a contractor for what was clearly a BAU role....
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    That depends. I know some places where they think...

    That depends. I know some places where they think short gigs on the CV are bad and expect their contractors to have done at least two years in all their previous gigs. Totally don't get that some...
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    Sticky: Ah yes, you reminded me. I too have done...

    Ah yes, you reminded me.

    I too have done laundry. Bed sheets! HWMBO "helped" and put things in very random places that would mean I'd have to hunt for them around the flat to check if dry and put...
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    Considering your tax account can be identified by...

    Considering your tax account can be identified by your dob and name, there is really no issue in supplying your NI number. Sounds like they're just getting their records in order
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    Sticky: There's your problem! Well, one of them...

    There's your problem!

    Well, one of them...
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    Sticky: I have made chocolate and walnut brownies. ...

    I have made chocolate and walnut brownies.

    HWMBO is making cauliflower cheese for this evening but with romanesco rather than the usual stuff.

    I may put a bottle of fizzy stuff in the fridge...
  26. I would have a hunch that same client/different...

    I would have a hunch that same client/different role is safer than same client/same role.

    Just make sure they are demonstrably different - I personally would look at contract, working practises,...
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    Sticky: Lunch was pierogi with red cabbage and mushrooms....

    Lunch was pierogi with red cabbage and mushrooms.

    Very tasty it was too, and used up the very nice cabbage HWMBO had made earlier in the week to accompany the duck breast.
  28. I wonder how many this chap bought? ...

    I wonder how many this chap bought?

    Valentine's date for billboard single man Mark Rofe - BBC News
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    Brexiteer complains he has to wait in queue at EU...

    Brexiteer complains he has to wait in queue at EU airport: ‘This isn’t the Brexit I voted for’ | The Independent
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    Sticky: Or this? https://i.imgur.com/ttKfIJi.jpg ...

    Or this?

    https://i.imgur.com/ttKfIJi.jpg

    Have to say, the name on the aircraft looks suspiciously photoshopped.
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    So there is a secret underground base on the...

    So there is a secret underground base on the moon! I knew it...
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    You need to know more about the contractual...

    You need to know more about the contractual arrangements between the client and agency as well as your own contractual arrangements with the agency. You don't have visibility of this so you can't...
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    Elbow

    Elbow
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    Sticky: The cassoulet he made yesterday will mostly end...

    The cassoulet he made yesterday will mostly end up in the freezer. He was enquiring as to how much space I had in there last night. Like I know - it's his job to manage that.
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    Ah so this isn't an "in theory" question. What...

    Ah so this isn't an "in theory" question.

    What you're saying is that you've breached your contract and you're now having a squeaky bum moment having realised that, if the agency finds out, you're...
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    All the questions relate to your work at the...

    All the questions relate to your work at the client and not your work for your company.
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    Because you made the client realise they needed...

    Because you made the client realise they needed someone. So their status changed from "no vacancies" to "vacancies". The client may have a contract with the agency for some exclusivity over using...
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    This - the rates may change but the principle...

    This - the rates may change but the principle stays the same.

    Whilst I said they get a body in for doing naff all, I forgot that some agencies will charge a different rate if they have to do...
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    Poll: Can tell someone with no background in data...

    Can tell someone with no background in data designed that poll.

    Boundaries should not overlap as anyone charging a day rate on the boundary (I am one of them) has to decide between one of two...
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    What is the exact wording? That will give you a...

    What is the exact wording? That will give you a clue.

    If the agency can prove that you making an introduction direct to the client resulted in material loss to them, then it will cost you a...
  41. Fake it if you're scared

    Fake it if you're scared
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    Sticky: I very much enjoyed Snowpiercer. Yes, a bit...

    I very much enjoyed Snowpiercer. Yes, a bit peculiar with huge great plot holes if you stopped to think about it but overall good entertainment.

    Just discovered it's coming out as a TV series in...
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    Sadly, both are enforceable. It is a bit silly...

    Sadly, both are enforceable.

    It is a bit silly though as the client could need someone, you introduce them and then the agency gets the commission when they get the job for doing naff all. If it...
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    Sticky: What a lucky partner you have!

    What a lucky partner you have!
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    Sticky: :yay::banana:

    :yay::banana:
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    I don't think I've ever gotten close to two...

    I don't think I've ever gotten close to two years. 18 months tops, I think.
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    Well my passport has an extra 6 months on it, as...

    Well my passport has an extra 6 months on it, as it was issued back in the days where renewals got the months left on the old one added to the new one. That stopped being valid a long time ago so I...
  48. Next stop, Fortnums... Fortnum's Chapel of...

    Next stop, Fortnums...

    Fortnum's Chapel of Love - Fortnum & Mason
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    I would be looking for an insurance product...

    I would be looking for an insurance product against this, that's for sure.
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    Sticky: HWMBO has been soaking beans and stewing them...

    HWMBO has been soaking beans and stewing them with a variety of pork based products for most of the day. The result is a very delicious concoction that will keep us trumping nicely.

    He made enough...
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