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    Quote Originally Posted by henryhooverville View Post
    So I finished a year apprenticeship in London at a law firm, paid 19k pa which was really good but I also want to go to uni so a perm role isn't really for me. I like the idea of being able to be flexible, being paid a little more than a pittance, and also sort of 'choosing' when I work particularly with things like exams looming with uni.

    I'm totally green while I am looking for a day rate at like 100 which would pay the same as if I went permie at my previous firm. **amended** I work in first line support, sorry to not mention it.

    I know I only have a year exp but I'm not stupid and was actually pretty good at my previous job, better than some lads with two or three years under their belt. It's hard to tell, but what could someone like me consider reasonable to charge a client? Living in London is expensive enough without being treated like I can't do maths :/
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    Stop starting things with "so". It annoys people.

    You're not a contractor, you're a temp. That's also the sort of work you're looking at. Have a look at temp agencies, like you'd have a walk around a few estate agents when getting an idea of houses. Take a copy of your cv and have a chat - they'll often search harder for you if they can put a face to the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LondonManc View Post
    Two things.

    Stop starting things with "so". It annoys people.

    You're not a contractor, you're a temp. That's also the sort of work you're looking at. Have a look at temp agencies, like you'd have a walk around a few estate agents when getting an idea of houses. Take a copy of your cv and have a chat - they'll often search harder for you if they can put a face to the name.
    So I would agree with the above.

    OP - you state that you think you would be good at contracting - can you explain in what way (serious question) ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser78 View Post
    So I would agree with the above.

    OP - you state that you think you would be good at contracting - can you explain in what way (serious question) ?
    So would I

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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipTheJab View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser78 View Post
    OP - you state that you think you would be good at contracting - can you explain in what way (serious question) ?
    It's in his original post!!

    I'm not stupid and was actually pretty good at my previous job, better than some lads with two or three years under their belt
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    That doesnt' really state the reason why though, does it.

    I was referring to OP comment in post 9 - 'I have heard that some contracters might have to wait for months at a time to secure a contract, so I wouldn't be putting all of my eggs in one basket! I would like to give it a shot though, especially because I feel I am good at it.' and am asking him to clarify this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
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    So so sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    If you are going to get into debt doing a degree wouldn't it be a good idea to do one where it will help you get a job?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomadd View Post
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