+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast
Posts 1 to 10 of 42
  1. #1

    Still gathering requirements...

    DSF70 is too good to be a permie


    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    37
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    2
    Likes (Given)
    23
    Likes (Received)
    13

    Default Hi...About to go contracting

    Hi all.

    Been reading this forum for a good while as I prepare to go contracting. Firstly, thanks for all the great info, especially things I might not have considered.

    I haven't resigned from permie job yet, but have had some good conversations with a recruitment consultant who's placed some ex-colleagues of mine. They've also given me a good recommendation, but I know I've got to secure the gig first. Will be a big change after 20+ years in one place, but really excited by it.

    Looking forward to being part of this community.

  2. #2

    キツネの帽子をかぶる

    WTFH is a fount of knowledge

    WTFH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    8,955
    Thanks (Given)
    8
    Thanks (Received)
    1041
    Likes (Given)
    921
    Likes (Received)
    3128

    Default

    Welcome DSF!
    Strong and Stable Moderation

  3. #3

    Respect my authoritah!

    NotAllThere - scorchio!

    NotAllThere's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Far away from HMRC
    Posts
    17,192
    Thanks (Given)
    187
    Thanks (Received)
    712
    Likes (Given)
    1196
    Likes (Received)
    2548

    Default

    I resigned from my permie job, worked out my four week notice. Three weeks later got my first contract.
    You won. Get over it.

    --drunk on abuse of power--

  4. #4

    Godlike

    LondonManc - scorchio!


    Join Date
    Sep 2014
    Location
    Non-Event Horizon
    Posts
    8,678
    Thanks (Given)
    334
    Thanks (Received)
    587
    Likes (Given)
    2210
    Likes (Received)
    2630

    Default

    Welcome. Probably not the best time to go contracting to be honest.

    Can't believe you've listened to an agent, who has suggested you bin off 20 years of service (think redundancy) for what is ultimately going to be a zero notice, high risk environment. Personally, with that much severance due at some point, I'd wait to get made redundant then go contracting.
    The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world that he didn't exist

  5. #5

    My post count is Majestic

    northernladuk is a fount of knowledge

    northernladuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    32,838
    Thanks (Given)
    132
    Thanks (Received)
    1289
    Likes (Given)
    1687
    Likes (Received)
    5702

    Default

    Welcome. You are on the backfoot trying to get a gig to dovetail in with your permie leave date. The chances of a client waiting for a newbie contractor while he finishes his notice are pretty slim and then there is the chance the gig could evaporate before you start.

    Just be careful as well. There is a saying that the second gig is the hardest to get. It means you are sitting pretty waiting for months and months waiting for your first one knowing you are getting paid. After the first one you are on the bench with zero income so can't wait weeks and weeks for the second. Going in straight from perm may not give you an appreciation of the problems you may encounter getting your second.
    'CUK forum personality of 2011' - Winner - Yes really!!!!

  6. #6

    Still gathering requirements...

    DSF70 is too good to be a permie


    Join Date
    Mar 2016
    Posts
    37
    Thanks (Given)
    0
    Thanks (Received)
    2
    Likes (Given)
    23
    Likes (Received)
    13

    Default

    Thanks for the replies / advice.

    A pay-off is not gonna happen I'm afraid. I've built up a nest egg to cover myself for 10-12 months should I need it. It's not the Agent pushing me to leave, they are keen on my skills and are trying to get me a contract ahead of me handing in my notice.

    I guess I'll know more over the next 4-6 weeks.

  7. #7

    Double Godlike!

    MrMarkyMark is a fount of knowledge


    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    10,384
    Thanks (Given)
    755
    Thanks (Received)
    742
    Likes (Given)
    4942
    Likes (Received)
    2860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by DSF70 View Post
    Thanks for the replies / advice.

    A pay-off is not gonna happen I'm afraid. I've built up a nest egg to cover myself for 10-12 months should I need it. It's not the Agent pushing me to leave, they are keen on my skills and are trying to get me a contract ahead of me handing in my notice.

    I guess I'll know more over the next 4-6 weeks.
    Good for you, that shows real commitment .
    Difficult times, for sure, keep at it and good luck.

  8. #8

    Banned

    diseasex has more data than eek


    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Manchester
    Posts
    1,990
    Thanks (Given)
    43
    Thanks (Received)
    74
    Likes (Given)
    96
    Likes (Received)
    251

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by MrMarkyMark View Post
    Good for you, that shows real commitment .
    Difficult times, for sure, keep at it and good luck.
    how do you tell that its difficult time if I may know? what are the signs of good times? Thanks

  9. #9

    My post count is Majestic

    northernladuk is a fount of knowledge

    northernladuk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Posts
    32,838
    Thanks (Given)
    132
    Thanks (Received)
    1289
    Likes (Given)
    1687
    Likes (Received)
    5702

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by diseasex View Post
    how do you tell that its difficult time if I may know? what are the signs of good times? Thanks
    If someone can't be arsed to use capital letters then it's a bad time.

    HTH
    'CUK forum personality of 2011' - Winner - Yes really!!!!

  10. #10

    キツネの帽子をかぶる

    WTFH is a fount of knowledge

    WTFH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    8,955
    Thanks (Given)
    8
    Thanks (Received)
    1041
    Likes (Given)
    921
    Likes (Received)
    3128

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by diseasex View Post
    how do you tell that its difficult time if I may know? what are the signs of good times? Thanks


    Good times are when we don't have a government hell bent on taxing people retrospectively.
    Good times are when there are multiple contracting roles which only you can fulfil.
    Good times are when you put riders in contracts.
    Strong and Stable Moderation

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0 ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.