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  1. Thread: 1441

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    Would be a great angle if I was a Tory. All...

    Would be a great angle if I was a Tory. All politicians should have to do what sportspeople do and wear their sponsors' logos on their suit so we know who they're really working for because it...
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    Macs aren’t much better.

    Macs aren’t much better.
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    You want my comeback? Scrape it off yo mama’s...

    You want my comeback?
    Scrape it off yo mama’s face.
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    https://media2.giphy.com/media/xT5LMUu8ehFKY9Y17q/...

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/xT5LMUu8ehFKY9Y17q/200.gif
  5. Thread: 1441

    by LondonManc
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    Birmingham, Oldham, Burnley, Blackburn all seeing...

    Birmingham, Oldham, Burnley, Blackburn all seeing spikes and it’s just been Eid. Demographics not racism.
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    New to Old Greg?

    New to Old Greg?
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    Yo mama is so fat that when she fell down the...

    Yo mama is so fat that when she fell down the stairs I thought Eastenders had finished.
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    Yeah, it's like asking you which baked bean made...

    Yeah, it's like asking you which baked bean made you fart.
  9. I think you've missed the point. Day one, you...

    I think you've missed the point.

    Day one, you get introduced as a contracting scumbag who is here to fix a problem.

    Day 600, you're still a contracting scumbag but you're now regarded as the...
  10. Regardless of your behaviour at a client, the...

    Regardless of your behaviour at a client, the client's staff can still end up seeing you as part and parcel on a long project.
  11. The tax is only half the issue with being inside...

    The tax is only half the issue with being inside for many. Being unable to claim T&S is equally massive as hotel bills and train fares/mileage suddenly have to come out of take home pay instead of...
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    Depends where you are - London is different rates...

    Depends where you are - London is different rates to others - and experience and skillset.

    It's also a bit of a gamble at times; speculating on learning a tech that doesn't take off for example...
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    Southern? Are you from Scotland?

    Southern? Are you from Scotland?
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    Hardly a second home for most. If I had that sort...

    Hardly a second home for most. If I had that sort of money, I wouldn't still be in Manchester, as endearing as it is (or is that was?)
  15. Fingers crossed norrahe is also a trained vet and...

    Fingers crossed norrahe is also a trained vet and takes you literally again. :D
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    Just seen a 7-bed detached in Newquay dropped...

    Just seen a 7-bed detached in Newquay dropped from £2.5m to £2.15m; it had been for sale for some time though, so perhaps the owners need the dosh much more now. Needs extensive renovation inside...
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    Have you been on a really old joke archive...

    Have you been on a really old joke archive somewhere?
    Then didn't share the funny ones?
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    These rights don't have to be the same as...

    These rights don't have to be the same as employees - a lot of rights don't kick in until after two years. At least this is a hard stop so they know they then have to offer you something different or...
  19. Year 1: Learning to lie: feigning knowledge of...

    Year 1:
    Learning to lie: feigning knowledge of requirements and buzzwords
    Consciences: how to detach yourself from yours
    LinkenIn: How to Kevin Bacon - claiming that you know someone in a firm to...
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    Clearer than your grammar....

    Clearer than your grammar....
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    You can expect to earn sweet FA in London in the...

    You can expect to earn sweet FA in London in the current environment as a contractor. You're competing with many experienced out of work contractors who are taking well below market rate inside gigs...
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    Totally agree with them. Takes determination out...

    Totally agree with them. Takes determination out of the equation and removes ambiguity of how you should be treated. If there's an assessment done of Outside = Outside, Inside = FTC then at least...
  23. "From the DM" Nuff said.

    "From the DM"

    Nuff said.
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    In a rework of "one person's terrorist is another...

    In a rework of "one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter", one person may see cultural appropriation and another person may see cultural appreciation.

    By that, I simply mean that...
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    I went to the library earlier and asked, “do you...

    I went to the library earlier and asked, “do you have any books on turtles?”
    “Hardback?”
    “Yeah, with little heads and flippers.”
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    RIP Kamala - Wrestling legend: US wrestler James...

    RIP Kamala - Wrestling legend: US wrestler James 'Kamala' Harris dies aged 70, WWE confirms - BBC News
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    I think another important thing to understand is...

    I think another important thing to understand is the difference between OLTP and reporting databases.
    OLTP are designed for getting data in and are almost a table per user screen, while reporting...
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    It was a template email, worth as much as...

    It was a template email, worth as much as silence. Either don't bother at all or take two minutes to explain properly why - we've found someone who has more skills and will work for less, etc. Try...
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    Police are called to the scene of a domestic...

    Police are called to the scene of a domestic stabbing. Turns out a man has had a kitchen knife plunged through his chest. When asked why by the policemen, she replied, "I'd just finished mopping the...
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    Because he can't fit in a bath?

    Because he can't fit in a bath?
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    Soames is an absolute bell end. Of course people...

    Soames is an absolute bell end. Of course people are going to want their EU payments paid by government. Central government should be trousering the net amount that we don't have to pay to the EU....
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    No self-respecting developer admits to being a...

    No self-respecting developer admits to being a developer.
  33. Agents huge cuts. Easily misread. If you and...

    Agents huge cuts. Easily misread.

    If you and the hiring manager both feel like the agency is taking the p**s, get the hiring manager to tell the agency to bring you in line with the rate and...
  34. Unless you are 100% prepared to walk, don't bluff.

    Unless you are 100% prepared to walk, don't bluff.
  35. Thread: Monzo

    by LondonManc
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    Monzo losses double as UK digital bank warns of...

    Monzo losses double as UK digital bank warns of pandemic uncertainty

    Sounds like they were far too ambitious, even before C-19.
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    A Tesco Bag for Life. Use Duck Tape to secure it...

    A Tesco Bag for Life. Use Duck Tape to secure it and it will work as advertised, lasting you for the rest of your life.
  37. More likely because they see concerns about...

    More likely because they see concerns about overseas students and the money they'll bring in. Let's face it, everyone has voted for what they want and whatever way they saw (or were sold) as the best...
  38. The good news on the VAT is that it's...

    The good news on the VAT is that it's passthrough, i.e. you don't owe what you don't receive although you might want to ask your accountant about the intricacies of this as they (HM C&E) might...
  39. In your position I would care far more about...

    In your position I would care far more about getting paid that about regulations opt out being signed or not. If you find the contract to be null and void, it's kind of moot, given that you both...
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    Even better in Amurica. LM Jr's PS4 buddy over...

    Even better in Amurica. LM Jr's PS4 buddy over there went and registered for a test with his dad. Both sat there for half an hour, queue didn't move so they skipped the test and went home. The...
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    Pride and dignity. You can be poor working class...

    Pride and dignity. You can be poor working class but have both of those, manners and respect.
  42. Another reason contractors go limited company....

    Another reason contractors go limited company....
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    Your next Nerf project: Custom Judge Dredd...

    Your next Nerf project:

    Custom Judge Dredd Lawgiver - YouTube
  44. Thread: Pidgin

    by LondonManc
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    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/3...

    https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/307/189/6fe.jpg
  45. These days, yes, possibly alongside spending too...

    These days, yes, possibly alongside spending too much time on the road.
    Although you've also got the roll out of IR35 off payroll regs making it less likely you've be able to work any distance away...
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    Aren't some firms making pay up to 100% for their...

    Aren't some firms making pay up to 100% for their staff as a goodwill gesture?
  47. Accenture and others use a different sales pitch....

    Accenture and others use a different sales pitch. I'll not say where but the team is generally made up of a principal consultant, two seniors, two general and as many junior/grads as they can get...
  48. If you're a contractor going perm, the hardest...

    If you're a contractor going perm, the hardest thing that you'll face is your status.

    Why would they take what they see as a risk on a contractor going perm until the transition to the long-term...
  49. Thread: Job opening

    by LondonManc
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    Everyone already knows he's a Johnson.

    Everyone already knows he's a Johnson.
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    Sticky: Aldi West Country Chedder Beef Burger for lunch....

    Aldi West Country Chedder Beef Burger for lunch. Great idea ruined by poor quality meat.
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