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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaContractorUmbrella View Post
    - how would you like it if the agency/client terminated the contract 2 weeks in and didn't stick to the notice period?
    Notice periods are for permies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaContractorUmbrella View Post
    Speaking as an employer, I'd be pretty miffed if someone did this to me especially if I'd brought them in for a project which had time constraints and I'd certainly be looking at the agency to compensate me for inconvenience caused. IMHO if you are happy to sign a contract then you should stick to it - how would you like it if the agency/client terminated the contract 2 weeks in and didn't stick to the notice period?
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Notice periods are for permies.
    You know what I meant
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    What's wrong with the contract?
    Contact's not what I expected and the work/responsibilities more than I know I can handle. I know that by handing in my notice I will leave team in the tulip with at a critical time in the project with no one to immediately replace me but I couldn't do a month of this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy Win View Post
    Contact's not what I expected and the work/responsibilities more than I know I can handle. I know that by handing in my notice I will leave team in the tulip with at a critical time in the project with no one to immediately replace me but I couldn't do a month of this
    Hand in your notice and be prepared to work it, hopefully the client will let you leave earlier, if not then you need to do the 4 weeks as per your contract. Someone will be along in a bit to tell you to do the same but then phone in sick

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy Win View Post
    Contact's not what I expected and the work/responsibilities more than I know I can handle. I know that by handing in my notice I will leave team in the tulip with at a critical time in the project with no one to immediately replace me but I couldn't do a month of this
    Don't hand your notice in then. Have a word with the key contact at client and explain the situation - that the role isn't as described, you don't feel that you are the best person for the job and wouldn't have taken the role if you knew it was going to be like it is. If you know anyone who can substitute in and do the role, then see if they're interested and if that's an option for the client manager.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LisaContractorUmbrella View Post
    Speaking as an employer, I'd be pretty miffed if someone did this to me especially if I'd brought them in for a project which had time constraints and I'd certainly be looking at the agency to compensate me for inconvenience caused. IMHO if you are happy to sign a contract then you should stick to it - how would you like it if the agency/client terminated the contract 2 weeks in and didn't stick to the notice period?
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    Do whatever the hell you like.

    Be mindful that if/when you become more senior, you'll find the world around your career (business) a lot smaller, and people from the past have a habit of popping up at inconvenient moments.

    Play by the rules of the contract to the letter, act with decorum, and do not think that burning your bridges because you have found a better contract is a marvellous thing.

    Companies merge and get acquired in all tech sectors. Think & play the long game & for ****s sake play business acumen before bravado and pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willy Win View Post
    Contact's not what I expected and the work/responsibilities more than I know I can handle. I know that by handing in my notice I will leave team in the tulip with at a critical time in the project with no one to immediately replace me but I couldn't do a month of this
    Use your network to get some mentoring help.

    I had a tough contract last year and asked for advice from a senior member of the IPSE forum (and here occasionally). He happily helped me to work through the situation.

    You don't have to be on your own just because you're a contractor.

    You might find then that what doesn't kill you makes you stronger (and better at your work).

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