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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
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    I mean if you hire a plumber and they injure their leg after finishing 95% of your work. You can't demand that they come back especially as you won't have paid them for all the work.
    Client could withhold payment though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BrilloPad View Post
    Ask EXACTLY what you need to do in those last 2 days.
    Put together a handover plan to show that it can all be handed over before you finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser78 View Post
    Client could withhold payment though.
    Exactly.

    Other posters missed that point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Exactly.

    Other posters missed that point.
    I think it's pretty rare a client will withhold payment for something like this. It might irk the client manager but the payments and legal side won't want to be buggering about with it. Agent could be more of a problem. I could be wrong but we very rarely hear of clients not paying on here. Nearly all agents no?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Does that apply to B2B contracts? They aren't really giving us time off.
    No it doesn't. Remember, if a client offers you no work, you can't bill them. And this works the other way too.

    OP - Simply say to your "manager" that you're unavailable for the final two days (you don't even need to give a reason) but that it's all ok as you won't be invoicing for those days.

    No work == no money. No money == no work. Cuts both ways.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wparkar View Post
    The hiring manager is saying that I am not fulfilling my 2 weeks notice and that I have to come back next week for 2 days and finish it off.
    You can't go back for those two days without having a contract that covers you for those days. Highlight that the contract ends on whatever date the two weeks are up. If they want you in for the next two days then you'll either need to have a contract in place or an indemnity signed by an authorised person at the client co which states that they are liable for any mistakes because you won't be insured.

    If they produce a new contract, reject it / stall until you are out of contract and away from there.
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    Use your right of substitution and send a random homeless person...

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    I assume you aren't going into hospital for a stay or having an Op??

    Just tell them you are available from 5pm through midnight for both those days when you get back home. At least you have made an offer to do the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent View Post
    Use your right of substitution and send a random homeless person...
    Fine until they sub it to PC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybiro View Post
    No it doesn't. Remember, if a client offers you no work, you can't bill them. And this works the other way too.

    OP - Simply say to your "manager" that you're unavailable for the final two days (you don't even need to give a reason) but that it's all ok as you won't be invoicing for those days.

    No work == no money. No money == no work. Cuts both ways.
    Exactly. A contract is a framework within which services can be delivered and paid for. Typically there is no stipulation in a 12 month contract (for example) that the contractor will provide services for 220 days, or will provide services for the last two days of a contract.

    If a contractor has a three month notice period (as in another thread), then give three months' notice and advise you won't be providing services within that period. If you're feeling kind, offer to send a sub.
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