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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Who's been banned and why.

    MF - starting a thread implying OldHack is an animal lover. Suspected temporary suicide - 30.11.2012 - 7 days

    Started by NotAllThere, 30th November 2012 11:03
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: Contract Staying Away: Hotel Tips

    Hi, I am just about to embark on a new contract where I will be staying away......in Basingstoke :ohwell Are there any good tips for The best "contractor" hotels to go for (I am thinking chains here) Reducing Costs Occupying your time constructively in the evening

    Started by BlackenedBiker, 10th May 2010 12:18
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: ContractorUK Fantasy Football League 2016/17 – Win £500!!!

    Do you want to be the football brain of ContractorUK? Do you want forum bragging rights? You may have talked the talk on the forum about football but can you walk the walk... Are you the Pep or Jose of football knowledge? Or just the Hodgson, still undecided on their best 11 and resting all...

    Started by administrator, 4th August 2016 09:54
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  1. At 46 one must be a miser; only have time for essentials

    Frau D. has a birthday soon :grin

    Started by darmstadt, 19th June 2013 18:12
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  2. Proposal for a new subforum

    Let's call it "District 9" and let only Prawny (and his sockies) post there, everyone else can only read - that would cut down tulip posted in General by good 90% :eyes

    Started by AtW, 10th May 2010 20:11
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  3. 2013, the year I learnt to Ski.

    Only 9:30 and already it 24 degrees. I thought remember last month? Yes, lovely and cool. Don't know if any of you ski, but highly recommend it. Took me a number of weekends to get the confidence. Think it's safe to say I've got the skiing bug now. Here I've got a selection of photos taken on...

    Started by scooterscot, 19th June 2013 07:49
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  4. How to uninstall McAfee Antivirus - NSFW

    A tutorial from the man himself. Warning, probably not safe for most people's work place.

    Started by Uncle Albert, 19th June 2013 08:08
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    19th June 2013 17:36 Go to last post
  5. Why pets hate contractors

    Lack of commitment I reckon. Anything else? :eyes

    Started by AtW, 19th June 2013 17:11
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    19th June 2013 17:23 Go to last post
  6. 31 degrees in Eindhoven, 38 (!) forecast for tomorrow

    I guess I'll spend this evening in the hotel courtyard with a few very cold beers.

    Started by Mich the Tester, 18th June 2013 13:49
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  7. Why contractors hate pets

    Personally, I don't like pets. You feed them, they poop. So what? They need care and attention which takes me away from earning huge sums of cash, drinking beer and driving my sports car. Not to mention, you don't want some old dog howling just when you've got some old dog about to howl :wink ...

    Started by Platypus, 19th June 2013 15:59
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  8. Online share dealing sites

    Hello Does anyone have any recommendations for decent online share dealing sites ? My contract expires soon, and given I've been looking for a new one for over a year with no success, I expect to be out of work for quite a while. Thought I would spend my time making a few million on the stock...

    Started by rhubarb, 19th June 2013 08:48
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  9. Math question of the day

    Mrs Miggins (the class teacher) asked the class to see if they could calculate the sum of the first 35 odd numbers. The class started to work on the answer and quick as a flash the young sasguru ran to her and said, 'The sum is 1,225.' Mrs Miggins thought, 'Wow, lucky guess,' and gave young...

    Started by DimPrawn, 19th June 2013 09:11
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  10. One of my pet hates about contractors

    Trying to get them to give me a time sheet that makes sense, which can be correctly cost coded (to prove that the task needs them & the budget) & when I give them a blank template to speed matters up all they do is get the huff Does not matter what trade, they are all the same from sparkies to...

    Started by Halo Jones, 19th June 2013 12:24
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  11. One of my pet hates about contracting

    Is filling in bespoke timesheet systems to appease the Client. Enter your hours against a specific contract number, job code, TFS code or whatever. It's fine if you have a job code, but if your work dries up, what do you put into the tool? Seems to be the same pattern for me. Run out of work,...

    Started by suityou01, 19th June 2013 11:27
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  12. Wednesday Conundrum

    Boy A and Girl B have been in a long term relationship and have a Baby Girl aged 3. Girl B is besotted with Boy A but is very untrustworthy and a bit paranoid, consistently accusing Boy A of all sorts of transgressions. Boy A has been very unhappy for a long time and has finally decided to leave...

    Started by shaunbhoy, 5th June 2013 15:08
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  13. My Idea of Hull

    Hell.... So, what's the worst places you've contracted in? For me, Sheffield and Birmingham, followed by Runcorn and a short termer at East Midlands Airport.....

    Started by stek, 18th June 2013 13:24
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  14. Acid or Alkaline?

    I'm an idiot. I stopped on my cycle home from work to pick up a geocache. It was called 'trick or treat'. Took me a bit of searching about to find the box, then, when I opened it, there were about 20 diddy containers inside, all with a rolled up bit of paper. Tweezers were provided. I...

    Started by mudskipper, 18th June 2013 19:30
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  15. Red face fao oracleslave

    SA 138/8 (32.1 ov, RK Kleinveldt 28*, DA Miller 35*, JE Root 0/10) | Live Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo

    Started by oscarose, 19th June 2013 12:04
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  16. Guten tag, Wie geht's?

    I hear calls regarding my whereabouts echoing in the distance, fear not, I'm still alive. Just busy. There is much to be told, stories of adventure, intrigue, and and high speed car chases. But now is not the time to tell it… vielleicht später. Oh and I've left the world of contracting to set...

    Started by scooterscot, 18th June 2013 07:46
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  17. Propaganda - schnell

    www.bbc.co.uk "What is a hung parliament?" Ever feel like this is a foregone conclusion? Cast your votes in vein people. HTH

    Started by suityou01, 3rd May 2010 20:46
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  18. Daily Broom

    I swear sweeping this burger joint floor is getting harder by the day.

    Started by DimPrawn, 19th June 2013 11:12
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  19. Can we believe anything we are told in the press?

    For years we have been told that "socialist" Europe is "sclerotic" as opposed to the dynamic Anglo-Saxon economies. Yet the latest Newsweek(an American mag) tells us how much better Europe (not UK) is emerging from the recession. And its a fact that Germany is a bigger exporter than the US (which...

    Started by sasguru, 26th April 2010 11:35
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  20. Girly question about Mercs

    I am too lazy to google this, and reckon one of you lot will know this. Are all Mercedes rear wheel drive? If any models aren't, which ones are they?

    Started by MaryPoppins, 16th June 2013 20:33
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    19th June 2013 08:06 Go to last post

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