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    Thanks - wish I felt a bit less doom laden myself...

    Thanks - wish I felt a bit less doom laden myself :)
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    Permie offer evaporated - their reason was my...

    Permie offer evaporated - their reason was my salary demand was too high - fair enough but not logical as they asked and I told them right at the start what I wanted - they could have said no at that...
  3. What is even worse than the fact that there is so...

    What is even worse than the fact that there is so much tulip service is that people think you are mad for mentioning it.

    At last clientco one of the people on the "help" line spent the whole...
  4. My guess is rubbish salaries - and then all the...

    My guess is rubbish salaries - and then all the roles will be offshored when they can't fill them.

    As a contractor, my company can fund my occasional very expensive trips to clientco in London. ...
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    Can't decide yet

    Can't decide yet
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    I sympathise - got the last 2 contracts without...

    I sympathise - got the last 2 contracts without meeting anyone, the first one without even a screening phone call :)

    Waiting for stuff in wrting today - either a permie offer or contract (both...
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    I wish I shared your optimism - all I can see...

    I wish I shared your optimism - all I can see (having been on-off contracting since 2007) is a race to the bottom.
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    Last clientco had me sitting near a person who...

    Last clientco had me sitting near a person who appeared to be doing all the planning for the new rules.

    Had to really bite my lip with all the nonesense they wer coming out with but basically the...
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    Permie. No point in contracting inside IR35 -...

    Permie. No point in contracting inside IR35 - worst of all worlds - especially as rates aren't improving, and despite rumours I see no premium being offered for inside.
  10. In 3rd week - verbal offer of a contract (only 3...

    In 3rd week - verbal offer of a contract (only 3 months) and a permie gig. Nothing in writing yet. 10000 pimps for every gig - many Pimps with zero gigs - must be lean times for them.
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    That's me done for then

    That's me done for then
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    Not by me it isn't.

    Not by me it isn't.
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    Trenovision Company

    ANyone heard of this gang? They sent me a Linkedin request - as a company not an individual. Can't see any detail about who/what they are but certainly can't see what's in it for me.
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    Potential employer didn't ask me that - like...

    Potential employer didn't ask me that - like anything, if the job's good enough there will be no reason to leave. I haven't "done the math" as I am not American.
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    Eh?

    Eh?
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    That sounds more like a permatractor than a...

    That sounds more like a permatractor than a contractor though.

    OK - my issue is that taking the contract I've been offered is a bit like if Thomas cook had been baled out again - it only kicks the...
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    At one clientco we had to move into the "real"...

    At one clientco we had to move into the "real" offices temporarily. I was given a training course on how to use the Herman Miller chair.

    The drone in the next dungeon was an HR permie who spent...
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    Verbal offers of a 3 month gig or a trip back...

    Verbal offers of a 3 month gig or a trip back into permiedom.

    I know it's not received wisdom here but I am seriously considering going permie for a bit.

    The 3 monther is local but an average...
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    I just quoted an extra £150 a day for any days I...

    I just quoted an extra £150 a day for any days I have to spend in London.
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    I've worked at quite a lot of clientcos with...

    I've worked at quite a lot of clientcos with allocated contractor areas - these were typically the offices with no windows where their permies refused to work, filled with broken office furniture,...
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    At least one agency seems to "lose" all emails...

    At least one agency seems to "lose" all emails and phone calls and presumably therefore CVs too.

    I currently have the opposite problem (pimps) seem to want to chat endlessly on the phone but...
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    The project was cancelled (for you). That's not...

    The project was cancelled (for you). That's not a lie
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    There seem to be about 100 agents per gig at the...

    There seem to be about 100 agents per gig at the moment. I've only been benched 2 weeks but it seems like an eternity because I've had to spend so much time talking to pimps who haven't actually got...
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    Not quite but with a bit of luck I'll get an...

    Not quite but with a bit of luck I'll get an offer which I can turn down (of a gig not anything to do with arses).
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    Because you have missed this bit - Originally...

    Because you have missed this bit -

    Originally Posted by Peoplesoft bloke
    OK - finally managed to speak to Mr Angry recruiter.

    And I already knew who the client was because I know the market.
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    Ahem I might just have asked in another forum if...

    Ahem I might just have asked in another forum if anyone had any knowledge of the company or any contacts, and I might just have mentioned that it was impossible to speak to anyone and tagged the...
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    OK - finally managed to speak to Mr Angry...

    OK - finally managed to speak to Mr Angry recruiter. It seems that they publish emails and phone numbers and neither of them work. I even tried their main switchboard and got nowhere. He asked why...
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    I've done that - like I did last time, but I...

    I've done that - like I did last time, but I wanted to talk to an actual person about the role, and now I have become curious about the role, since I suspect I know who the client is.
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    I tried that and sent them a message quoting the...

    I tried that and sent them a message quoting the ref with a connection request. They denied my connection. I know it's daft but WTAF is the story here?

    I don't get their business model where...
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    Spring Technology

    Anyone ever got a response to gigs they are advertising?

    I applied for one last year - heard nowt.

    It's popped up again but the number on the AD doesn't work - goes to an auto message that...
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    My LinkedIn settings prevent any of my...

    My LinkedIn settings prevent any of my connections seeing anyone except people they already have a connection with.

    This may or may not disappoint the pimps who ask to connect.

    Current gig came...
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    Can we get Cardiff City to organise his travel?

    Can we get Cardiff City to organise his travel?
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    KUatB ...

    KUatB

    https://www.contractoruk.com/forums/general/129975-t-year.html
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    Have you tried bleeding the radiators?

    Have you tried bleeding the radiators?
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    Yup, please go ahead.

    Yup, please go ahead.
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    I guess it's because the "bouncer" told me to...

    I guess it's because the "bouncer" told me to pipe down over something trivial, and has assumed I was "pissed up" when I was wasn't. Also, the bar appears to have appointed a bouncer who has...
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    Except this isn't a sockie, this is the only ID I...

    Except this isn't a sockie, this is the only ID I have ever used on here since I joined in 2007. Fair point though, guess I'll be history by morning....
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    You let me have the benefit of your unsolicited...

    You let me have the benefit of your unsolicited opinion on that thread, now you've done the same on this one - thanks, but needless to say, I don't agree. Your opinion is just that, nothing more.
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    Well apparently not - I haven't been. Not...

    Well apparently not - I haven't been. Not allowed to use a word, but not banned for using it either.....odd.
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    Unless they put the word Munter in the thread...

    Unless they put the word Munter in the thread title, when rather than leaving it alone and letting the poster hang himself, you change the word to something else. That's not the same thing at all -...
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    The point being I was being waved goodbye to. My...

    The point being I was being waved goodbye to. My point was I do indeed wish to be banned to prove a point about certain words now being banned in thread titles. So in summary, you are broadly...
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    Face/bothered. Time was when I cared - but this...

    Face/bothered. Time was when I cared - but this place has turned into Mumsnet - except at least Mumsnet allows swearing and a range of opinion.
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    What a foul Munter

    That Munter who got deported from Sri Lanka was - really minging.
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    It's very hard to tell where the truth lies. ...

    It's very hard to tell where the truth lies. Rarely in newspapers or court rooms IMHO. The evidence in many recent cases where celebs were acquitted of sexual assaults sounded extremely credible on...
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    Well maybe I'll mosey on over there and have a go.

    Well maybe I'll mosey on over there and have a go.
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    I think you may be missing the ******* point. I...

    I think you may be missing the ******* point. I don't want it to be quietly forgotten. Everyone has a point at which they think something's gone too far. This one is mine. I was hoping I wouldn't...
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    Mountebank

    I've been having a think about the thread in which "munter" in the title got changed to "punter" by someone in authority.

    Whilst munter may not be the most wonderful expression, after a huge...
  48. I have a British cleaner who sets her own pay...

    I have a British cleaner who sets her own pay rates and therefore is happy with her remuneration - a bit like co-op bank directors et al.

    She's very reliable and does a great job.
  49. You've cross-posted this in Acct/Legal - answers...

    You've cross-posted this in Acct/Legal - answers have been given...
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    Not enough swearing or use of misogynist language...

    Not enough swearing or use of misogynist language - can you edit and beef it up a bit.
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