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    Just had confirmation (from themselves, not the...

    Just had confirmation (from themselves, not the useless agency) that ClientCo has axed all contractors in the team with Friday being the last day.
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    The place where my brothers both work is staying...

    The place where my brothers both work is staying open. They normally make marquees and the like (e.g for The Grand Tour) but have been given a contract to make body bags :eek
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    Less than a grand a month - I wish! MrsG spends...

    Less than a grand a month - I wish! MrsG spends £700 on full livery for her nag of a horse :eek
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    But some have already said this is not what a...

    But some have already said this is not what a warchest is for!
  5. All a bit NSS from ClientCo today regarding...

    All a bit NSS from ClientCo today regarding immediate cost-cutting

    • A significant reduction in the use of external contractors and consultants
  6. Agree 100%. After 6 months out, I did some...

    Agree 100%. After 6 months out, I did some labouring for a builder. I got to use tools that I'll never own and it was really therapeutic. The feeling of being wanted again was worth more than money.
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    I have a Russian friend who's a sound technician....

    I have a Russian friend who's a sound technician.

    And a Czech one too. And a Czech one too.
  8. Something very Septic, along with 'gotten'...

    Something very Septic, along with 'gotten' earlier in the thread.
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    Mine has quoted £500+VAT

    Mine has quoted £500+VAT
  10. I do, given the chance!

    I do, given the chance!
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    No you can't.

    No you can't.
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    You meant, at least I hope, avoidance. If you...

    You meant, at least I hope, avoidance. If you don't know the difference then I despair.
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    Alternatively, you could view this as exactly the...

    Alternatively, you could view this as exactly the sort of situation that a warchest is for.
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    I'll always remember his cameo in Mr Jolly Lives...

    I'll always remember his cameo in Mr Jolly Lives Next Door.
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    That was certainly the case when I went to IBM in...

    That was certainly the case when I went to IBM in Tucson where they were one step up from interns.
  16. There is salary sacrifice but not sure how much...

    There is salary sacrifice but not sure how much in % terms it applies.
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    A man walks into a pub with a roll of tarmac...

    A man walks into a pub with a roll of tarmac under his arm and says
    "A pint please, and one for the road."
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    My book on horology has finally arrived. It’s...

    My book on horology has finally arrived.

    It’s about time!
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    Opera - the inbuilt VPN is really handy.

    Opera - the inbuilt VPN is really handy.
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    Never trust anyone who cannot even spell 'losing'.

    Never trust anyone who cannot even spell 'losing'.
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    I'm also subject to my first ever furlough in 20...

    I'm also subject to my first ever furlough in 20 years but was aware of the term and its consequence.
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    Got my eyes tested today and told the doctor I...

    Got my eyes tested today and told the doctor I could see into next year...

    He said I had 2020 vision.
  23. You will when you find them taxed at PAYE rates...

    You will when you find them taxed at PAYE rates AFTER already paying Corp Tax.
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    Client Bucking the Trend

    Just received this today, certainly more optimistic than I was expecting:

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    The team are still looking at the findings from the completed questionnaires and currently ClientCo are...
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    There was a Herman Hamburger (yes, he was German)...

    There was a Herman Hamburger (yes, he was German) where I worked in the 80's. The juvenile in me always sniggered when he was paged over the tannoy.
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    I would definitely hold-off on another wife. :wink

    I would definitely hold-off on another wife. :wink
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    Have gone all 70's retro and rediscovered T.Rex....

    Have gone all 70's retro and rediscovered T.Rex. Electric Warrior & The Slider are on rotation

    YouTube Mambo Sun

    YouTube Monolith

    YouTube Mystic Lady
  28. A friend of mine was texting a potential mate and...

    A friend of mine was texting a potential mate and sent him a text proclaiming that she could offer 'all the puppy he could handle'. It should have read pussy of course and funnily enough she never...
  29. I take divis upto the higher rate limit and make...

    I take divis upto the higher rate limit and make hefty pension contribs. I like to start each new financial year with the absolute minimum in the company account.
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    Fettling the latest addition to my garage - a...

    Fettling the latest addition to my garage - a Yamaha xt600 flat tracker
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    Kim Shattuck

    Kim Shattuck (56) of LA pop/punk band The Muffs, one of my 90's/00's favourites.
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    R.I.P Barrie, a great singer and frontman. Do...

    R.I.P Barrie, a great singer and frontman.

    Do Anything you Wanna do is one of the best from 1977 and a real favourite of mine. I met him when they played in Southampton a few years ago and he was...
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    Cannot believe that I've just read that! HMRC...

    Cannot believe that I've just read that!

    HMRC are going to love you....hope you have plenty of lube :wink
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    Surely there won't be a significant market left...

    Surely there won't be a significant market left to pick up so no longer a concern.
  35. Well, he did say he likes his lunch. :wink

    Well, he did say he likes his lunch. :wink
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    Hyperion/Essbase/BI - not my area at all and no...

    Hyperion/Essbase/BI - not my area at all and no idea whether it's niche or commonplace.
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    My worst was 9 months in 2008 but that wasn't all...

    My worst was 9 months in 2008 but that wasn't all that unusual then. A good mate of mine is currently at 11 months but adamant that a £650pd opportunity will come to him!
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    Absolutely agree, there's no chance of opening a...

    Absolutely agree, there's no chance of opening a powershell or even a console on this PC at clientco, it's locked-down tighter than a camel's arse in a sandstorm.
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    Had a meeting with reps of the...

    Had a meeting with reps of the Agency/Client/Orange Genie triumvirate yesterday. ClientCo are as exasperated as anyone about the changes but are 'committed to using contractors' (over 300) and...
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    Is that prior contracts with that client only or...

    Is that prior contracts with that client only or all contracts period though?
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    Got this email from ClientCo today. What we...

    Got this email from ClientCo today.

    What we are doing?

    We are working hard to ensure we have the necessary processes and support in place to implement these changes as soon as possible. We need...
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    Hindu, Muslim & Scouser go to Madrid for the...

    Hindu, Muslim & Scouser go to Madrid for the final. Apartment owner meets them to let them in... there are only 2 beds.. guy says I have a barn down the road, one of you is welcome to stay there ..”...
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    There are plenty just down the road at IBM in...

    There are plenty just down the road at IBM in Hursley. They don't pay the best rates so maybe look in that direction.
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    The police came my door last night and said, 'Are...

    The police came my door last night and said, 'Are you familiar with the letters HB'?
    I said, 'No I'm not'
    'How about LS'?
    'No'
    'What about JD'?
    I said, hang on a minute, am I a suspect or...
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    Not a problem, have hired various vehicles...

    Not a problem, have hired various vehicles without requiring any other ID. (The license is looking the worse for wear after 35 years though).
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    Janet Street Porter goes into a bar and asks the...

    Janet Street Porter goes into a bar and asks the barman "Can I get a large aperitif?"

    Barman says, "I doubt it"
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    Two Irishmen flew to Canada on a hunting trip....

    Two Irishmen flew to Canada on a hunting trip. They chartered a small plane to take them into the Rockies for a week hunting moose.

    They managed to bag 6. As they were loading the plane to return,...
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    You're mixing your Monkees there! Mike Nesmith is...

    You're mixing your Monkees there! Mike Nesmith is the Tippex heir.
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    Yes. :wave::

    Yes. :wave::
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    More Samantha Fish, covering American Girl. I'm...

    More Samantha Fish, covering American Girl. I'm sure Tom Petty would have approved.

    American Girl
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