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    Contractor > Agency set up Payment periods can...

    Contractor > Agency set up

    Payment periods can vary a lot, worst i have seen is 90 days on monthly invoices best i have seen is same day on weekly invoicing. Many people seem to accept 30 days on...
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    The contract can be titled whatever it wants, the...

    The contract can be titled whatever it wants, the devil is in the actual text...does it specifically say something like "you agree to opt out of the agency regulations"? If not you are opted in

    If...
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    Correct, first 3 month extension is exactly the...

    Correct, first 3 month extension is exactly the time to ask for hike, you have just proven yourself good enough to get the extension and agency will have made back their initial costs for placement...
  4. And what does that have to do with anything?...

    And what does that have to do with anything? (them getting paid on 45 days..which is actually pretty good for a agency, known many than have not got their money for 90 days)

    Unless they are...
  5. You have actually hit quite a few of the warning...

    You have actually hit quite a few of the warning signs


    30 days to pay terms (on monthly invoice, weekly it is acceptable) to me is indication of

    Agency with cash flow issues
    Greedy agency...
  6. Yes it could be classed as many such things...but...

    Yes it could be classed as many such things...but it has nothing to do with you and is not your concern

    Delay as long as possible (without risking contract) signing with A while you wait to see if...
  7. If you have not signed a contract you are pretty...

    If you have not signed a contract you are pretty free to do whatever you want in regards to this (under the understanding they could try to sue you..highly unlikely and even if did would probably...
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    Remember they have released only a tiny fraction...

    Remember they have released only a tiny fraction of the total they have, they are still reviewing the rest (contrary to media lead belief that they just release everything without checking and to...
  9. That's the main reason and to be honest don't...

    That's the main reason and to be honest don't blame them. Would you want to a receive a demand for payment from the government because someone else did not pay their dues?

    That and liability...
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    In 15 years never seen such a thing, the...

    In 15 years never seen such a thing, the contractor/employee getting less that day rate contractor? Sure all the time, but the client paying less? Never. More common to see client paying 50% more and...
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    Err would you deal again with someone you had...

    Err would you deal again with someone you had problems with before if you could advoid it?
  12. The whole Ltd for one man company’s has always...

    The whole Ltd for one man company’s has always been a pretty artificial construct and it would a good thing to see it become a thing of the past but only they if properly balance things out.
    ...
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    Nope, i think they really should be mandatory...

    Nope, i think they really should be mandatory (which would kill the lawyers cash cow).

    Outside of the kids, by the time you hit the courts every part of a divorce is about money/possessions,...
  14. This is basically the essence of all contracts,...

    This is basically the essence of all contracts, nothing unique to IT contracting

    It's a set of agreements, if one party breaks them the other can try to claim compensation/restitution but only...
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    SDR's have steadily fallen out of use since the...

    SDR's have steadily fallen out of use since the 80's and unless the US stops running a deficit they will remain so, so that's one dead end

    The amero, the idea of a currency union between the US,...
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    There will be no global currency in our life...

    There will be no global currency in our life times (and doubtful in our childrens). It's just to damn handy for countrys to be able to print the stuff to solve in the short term domestic problems. ...
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    You got your "notice period" notification when...

    You got your "notice period" notification when you signed the contract, aka the contract end.

    It would be polite (and wise) to notify the contractor if they wish to continue doing business with...
  18. 70-80 years for the whole economic area to reach...

    70-80 years for the whole economic area to reach 1st world standards (akin to way whole of western Europe/North America are generally first world no matter where you go).

    Most of the countries...
  19. USA pretty much has never really paid attention...

    USA pretty much has never really paid attention to WTO rules except when it suits them or they can use them to force other counties to do what USA wants them to do
  20. Personally think there will be a recovery (for...

    Personally think there will be a recovery (for the west, east pretty much already recovered) from this recession, but like the last recovery (and boom) it will mainly be on paper, or built on...
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    So some 150k outlay for some 20-25k profit per...

    So some 150k outlay for some 20-25k profit per annum, bad deal imo
  22. Probably because most reporters are mortgaged up...

    Probably because most reporters are mortgaged up to the hilt because they bought properties they could never have got without the stupid lending over the last decade, same as their readers
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    One little snag, all company bank accounts are...

    One little snag, all company bank accounts are frozen
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    *yawn*

    *yawn*
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    Been a fan for years. We need a UK/Euro...

    Been a fan for years.

    We need a UK/Euro version of something like this or Spitting Image again as our politics & media are getting just as stupid/self-serving/corrupt as the Americans
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    Did you honestly expect it to be real? These...

    Did you honestly expect it to be real? These types of things are nearly always a rip off
  27. First you are going to have to determine your Opt...

    First you are going to have to determine your Opt In/Out status. This is pretty simple

    Did you sign an opt out declaration?

    If no then you are opted in.

    If yes, then question becomes one of...
  28. Thread: TIA

    by Not So Wise
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    If it's a someway web related role probably mean...

    If it's a someway web related role probably mean 'RIA' (R and T are next to each other on a keyboard)
  29. If you have not got the contacts already your...

    If you have not got the contacts already your only route will be agencies really, most clients generally don't want call's direct from random contractors, that's why they use agencies in the first...
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    Always load them up with cash never CC and Mayor...

    Always load them up with cash never CC and Mayor Boris has no idea who you are
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    Something wrong with those totals considering...

    Something wrong with those totals considering cheapest zone 1 ticket is £1.80

    But to second part, yes the "visitor" rates are just a total rip off, zone 1 ticket only: Cash, £4.00 Oyster: ...
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    *still waiting on his* :throw:

    *still waiting on his* :throw:
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    Next time something like this happens just...

    Next time something like this happens just invoice agency anyway, breakdowns in the agency/client processes are not your problem.

    If you really want to cover things, just create your own timesheet...
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    Always a glut of asp.net people around, what's...

    Always a glut of asp.net people around, what's rarer is good asp.net people and it can be pretty hard to tell the good from the bad untill after they start
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    Some places are already accepting print out's of...

    Some places are already accepting print out's of electronic statements :bang:
    Not that old system was much better if someone had a decent printer and some photoshop skills
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    Also, unless you are running on really old/crappy...

    Also, unless you are running on really old/crappy hardware my personal experience is that Win7 is actually faster and more stable than XP (and even better if you turn of aero).
  37. My previous gig (public sector) had such a lack...

    My previous gig (public sector) had such a lack of supply that we were seriously starting to debate the women wearing niqab's

    Current place (private sector) complete opposite, wannabe models all...
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    From 11 to 12 the main enhancements are native...

    From 11 to 12 the main enhancements are native support for various formats (mainly visual/movie playback).
  39. Why would anyone not be happy to be getting ANY...

    Why would anyone not be happy to be getting ANY money back from hector?...normally that flows only one way
  40. Actually prefer the smaller agency’s to the large...

    Actually prefer the smaller agency’s to the large ones as they are normally easier to deal/negotiate with. Big ones have drone mentality of “we are big so you do it our way or it’s the highway”, and...
  41. With one agency calling? there would be no real...

    With one agency calling? there would be no real issue

    But a contractor is likely to be in contact with more than one agency when looking for a new role, every one of those agencys will want the...
  42. Thread: Pakistan

    by Not So Wise
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    The minute i heard things along the lines of "if...

    The minute i heard things along the lines of "if we don't help them they will turn to the radical Muslim groups who are out there" both from people over here and leaders over there, I lost all...
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    In theory, yes In practice, no way in hell...

    In theory, yes

    In practice, no way in hell will agent risk his relationship with client (and more importantly, commission from placement) over an opt in/out dispute.

    Before interview agency is...
  44. If they are following the agency regulations (the...

    If they are following the agency regulations (the whole "opt in/out" thing), the theory is they should ask for all this before putting you forward to the client

    The reality though is about 99% of...
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    Before fussing if you can opt in after opting out...

    Before fussing if you can opt in after opting out you might want to check if you are really legally opted out anyway.

    Vast majority of contractors who signed opt out papers are still really opted...
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    Only accept 30 (calendar) days or less on...

    Only accept 30 (calendar) days or less on contracts i invoice weekly. Monthly i always insist on 7 days or less. (this is with agencies, direct is different rules) which means I have a max generally...
  47. Inflation will not stop until the "quantitative...

    Inflation will not stop until the "quantitative easing" (read: Printing money like there is no tomorrow) stops. Longer it goes on worse the inflation will get. When it stops and when/if pound...
  48. The answer to that question depends on who is...

    The answer to that question depends on who is asking and why, because there is no right answer
  49. Would never accept any clause in a contract that...

    Would never accept any clause in a contract that basically said you would not get paid for work done.
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    Euston to CW, better taking northen line until it...

    Euston to CW, better taking northen line until it joins Jubilee (London Bridge/Waterloo), should be <40 mins

    But as others have said, better to just rent locally. Either Isle of Dog's/Royal Docks...
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