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  1. Part of Callcredit, owned by Skipton Building...

    Part of Callcredit, owned by Skipton Building Society, currently up for sale.

    The smallest of the three CRA's.
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    Thanks!...will give it a go.

    Thanks!...will give it a go.
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    Recommend A Good VPN Portal?

    I'm finding it difficult to go to some specialist sites from my work PC (in my lunchtime of course), can anyone recommend a covert portal that I can use to access all sites?

    Happy to pay for this...
  4. Visa Basingstoke - Anyone worked in operations?

    Long shot but have an interview lined up there....anyone any experience of the place?
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    Which Jobs Site Is Best?

    CWJobs, Jobsite or Jobserve?

    Or are all the jobs on Jobserve anyway and its not worth bothering with the others?
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    Incident Management: Easy Money?

    There's one here at Lloyds in Lavington Street who just runs around shouting and demanding privileged system passwords for the ops without going through the correct procedure.

    I mean these people...
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    Thanks I'll give them a call, I've never really...

    Thanks I'll give them a call, I've never really thought about my actual employed status before! just work pay my taxes and spend the money! lol!...

    OK just spoke to Parasol who confirm that they...
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    Mortgage Application and Umbrella Company

    On a MA when it asks for employers details would these be the umbrella company (Parasol) or the company my current contract is with?

    Or are you officially self employed in this situation?

    I...
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    10 years of ops mostly with AS400 for which there...

    10 years of ops mostly with AS400 for which there no longer is any demand.

    Last two years in security administration at a big bank.

    Unfortunately my skill set is negligible and how I have...
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    Re-Training Course Recommendations?

    Back on the bench from Friday and looking to see what courses are about that can satisfy the current demand.

    1st line helpdesk jobs abound on Jobserve but they all ask for you to have Active...
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    Good news! MSN India - Wipro to hire 50% local...

    Good news!

    MSN India - Wipro to hire 50% local staff in onsite locations
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    Bobby Brown's gonna be a checking that will!...

    Bobby Brown's gonna be a checking that will! smack aint cheap and this could represent a major payday!
  13. Thread: WIPRO

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    As an update to this thread, Lloyds has now been...

    As an update to this thread, Lloyds has now been told to eliminate all UK based contractors by the end of March for the service delivery section I work in. The budget will be reduced to zero. However...
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    they have a nice canteen and the gym is good, was...

    they have a nice canteen and the gym is good, was very snowy this morning though and the pubs are crap and northerners are weird sullen fu**ers and there are too many <snip> in the local towns and...
  15. Thread: WIPRO

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    They are not good value. Wipro charge the bank...

    They are not good value.

    Wipro charge the bank £260 a day for an 8 hour professional day.

    Plenty of guys around who would be happy to undercut that.

    I walk out of my office look around and...
  16. Thread: WIPRO

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    WIPRO

    Working in a bank.

    New project just in for a 32,000 customer merge project, will take approx 10 contractors a good 6 months to complete.

    I asked the manager involved if he would be advertising...
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    OK thanks, just a thought, grrrr @ NI!

    OK thanks, just a thought, grrrr @ NI!
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    Is PAYE An Option?

    I have very little in the way of expenses and taking into account via an umbrella the double NI cont's and umbrella fees don't see that I am any better off.

    Is there such a thing as a PAYE option?...
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    "get is spelled checked"....lol! Idiot!

    "get is spelled checked"....lol!

    Idiot!
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    Is this the most expensive F1 for a standard...

    Is this the most expensive F1 for a standard entrance ticket out of all the race tracks in the world?

    Have to say the facilities don't quite match Sepang et al.
  21. Parasol charge £30 for same day payment! can...

    Parasol charge £30 for same day payment! can anyone beat that?...
  22. I have always found cyclists a friendly bunch!...

    I have always found cyclists a friendly bunch! especially the overweight middle aged men dressed in kinky black lycra types (blacks always a good colour for cyclists right?) because even when you...
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    Why not.

    Why not.
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    Enough of the conspiracy theories already! Im...

    Enough of the conspiracy theories already!

    Im just asking if any other contractors using an umbrella company have any experience of bing investigated over their expenses.
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    Im interested in other contractors experiences.

    Im interested in other contractors experiences.
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    It was along the lines of what chance you being...

    It was along the lines of what chance you being investigated to validate the authenticity of your expenses.

    Wonder how many people have had to experince this or is it so rare it hardly ever...
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    Contractors Getting Investigated By HMRC?

    Anyone got any experience of this?

    What chance is there of getting a pull if you work with an umbrella company?
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    The Y Word (http://www.kickitout.org/1307.php)

    The Y Word
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    This happened a lot with the Germans before I...

    This happened a lot with the Germans before I think?
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    In order to satisfy visa rules there has to be a...

    In order to satisfy visa rules there has to be a show that attempts were made to recruit locally within the country where the job exists but suitable candidates were not found, thus creating a demand...
  31. I went to prison once, had a nice time playing in...

    I went to prison once, had a nice time playing in the prison cricket team, there was quite an active league in the area and we would play away on Sundays and had some lovely teas, the other sides...
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    I like the idea of The Cloud but bet someone or...

    I like the idea of The Cloud but bet someone or something is monitoring what is stored there.

    IronKey USB with self destruct way to go.
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    Poll: Bud Good Big Greyarea.nl

    Bud Good Big

    Greyarea.nl
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    Sounds like a job or two for Wipro, there is a...

    Sounds like a job or two for Wipro, there is a skills shortage of IT professionals in this country and with full employment the only option is to advertise these positions in India.
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    If its a tough market and your lucky to have a...

    If its a tough market and your lucky to have a contract then put in the extra hours for free, turn up early and make a good impression, it may help lead to an extension.(don't forget to get the tea...
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    Peter Moore...

    Peter Moore
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    Wear a mismatched suit and dont forget white gym...

    Wear a mismatched suit and dont forget white gym socks and black shoes.

    The SS were always very smart but this is a historical point that hasn't descended to the business community I'm afraid.
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    Sorry should have said I am with a brolly. ...

    Sorry should have said I am with a brolly.

    Seems my take home is on par with PAYE calculators despite submitting about 30% in expenses each month.
  39. Thread: Aston Carter

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    Not good, no feedback from interviews that I...

    Not good, no feedback from interviews that I failed on, Its a case of 'you didn't get the interview, why should I waste my time and money contacting you' to let you know.

    They avoided taking my...
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    I don't think Anna Wintour would be keen on the...

    I don't think Anna Wintour would be keen on the idea.
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    Newbie Expenses Question

    If you earn £5000 in a month and claim £2000 in expenses do you pay tax or NI on that £2000?

    Or are you only taxed on the remaing £3000?
  42. Ah OK I found it and yes that worked, ticking...

    Ah OK I found it and yes that worked, ticking Plain Text and the Use Microsoft Office Word 2003 to edit e-mail messages option has solved it...

    Cheers people!
  43. Ah, how can I do that?...

    Ah, how can I do that?...
  44. Am C+P into two versions of Outlook, the older...

    Am C+P into two versions of Outlook, the older version of Outlook is ok (11.6359.6360 SP1) but the new version of Outlook (11.8206.8221 SP3) is the one that is taking the black background as well and...
  45. Yep! that does work but when your issuing 300+...

    Yep! that does work but when your issuing 300+ passwords a day ideally I dont want to have to do that every time!...
  46. Copy and Paste From Mainframe session without the black background?

    I want to copy text from a mainframe session into an email but always get all the black background as well in the email which makes it difficult to read?....any idea how I can get the text only to...
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    Outlook 2003 Question?

    I want to email users with a template request form they can use over and over.

    I'm sure at a previous site I could store a copy in a folder complete it and send it and the original template would...
  48. Banking Compliance SOX and Password Issuance

    Anyone know anything about SOX compliance with regard to the requesting and distribution of passwords within a financial organization?

    EG should a change request ticket documenting the problem...
  49. Contractor Portal are the most enept bunch of...

    Contractor Portal are the most enept bunch of monkeys I have evr had the misfortune to be associated with.

    As Computer People and Spring IT have now joined "forces" the Contractor Portal are...
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    As this is on-going I have been advised by a CP...

    As this is on-going I have been advised by a CP rep to claim compensation for each day of delay.

    What do you think is fair?...25 quid a day?
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