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    Quote Originally Posted by scott72 View Post
    My contract is not being renewed because permies have complained about me.

    I've not broken breath to them, they know nothing about me. Only thing I can think of is honest comments on their code. I have many more years experience than them, working with much lower level languages, but I've not been arrogant or condescending. If anything I've been constructive.

    My work has been of the required standard and I've turned up on time, been polite to everyone I've spoken to etc.

    I'm not that bothered about leaving the job, the work's quite dull - Angular and Typescript with simple C# - but I would like to ask the contractors on here if they have been in a similar situation and how they handled it.

    I take it that getting involved in reviewing anything permie might be a stupid idea!!!!!!!!
    Your work isn't just writing code and giving code reviews. Actually, your main job is earning money, and in order to do that you need to know who your stakeholders are.

    Often, the PM or whoever you think your stakeholder is will just ask the permies whether or not you're any good. So buy the permies coffee and tell them some dirty jokes, because their answer is going to be coloured by how much they like you.

    Being "polite" isn't good enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scott72 View Post
    My contract is not being renewed because permies have complained about me.

    I've not broken breath to them, they know nothing about me. Only thing I can think of is honest comments on their code. I have many more years experience than them, working with much lower level languages, but I've not been arrogant or condescending. If anything I've been constructive.

    My work has been of the required standard and I've turned up on time, been polite to everyone I've spoken to etc.

    I'm not that bothered about leaving the job, the work's quite dull - Angular and Typescript with simple C# - but I would like to ask the contractors on here if they have been in a similar situation and how they handled it.

    I take it that getting involved in reviewing anything permie might be a stupid idea!!!!!!!!
    Happens all the time on contracts contractors are treated like crap by the perm staff who often aren’t that nice and refuse to pay back expenses too so watch out for that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beiberbuffet View Post
    Happens all the time on contracts contractors are treated like crap by the perm staff who often aren’t that nice and refuse to pay back expenses too so watch out for that.
    I don't know where you've worked but I've never experienced this in almost 8 years of contracting in several different sectors. On the contrary, I've been treated as well as the perm staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Old thread resurrection alert!
    There have been quite a few of these recently for threads going back many years - what's going on?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by edison View Post
    There have been quite a few of these recently for threads going back many years - what's going on?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by scott72 View Post
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    I'm an anxious type and I hate worrying about work. It's weird, I keep feeling I shouldn't upset the permies
    Learn not to. You are in different worlds, as I said before. In my work I've not been able to be the grey man, since I'm there to drive them to do "it" better and obviously have to come across as someone who knows more than they do. Hasn't stopped one or two from having an ill-educated pop at the puffed up consultant screwing the taxman and them out of thousands.

    Ignore them. If they were any good, they'd have your job.
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