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    With being overqualified I can see that a PM would be worried about a contractor leaving early as soon as he gets a better offer.
    I'm alright Jack

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      After spending some time on the bench I have managed to secure a decent contract in investment banking so never give up & keep looking all the time if the role is there you have to apply very quickly as well!!

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        Originally posted by BolshieBastard View Post
        FTFY.
        I find your lack of faith disturbing.

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          Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
          With being overqualified I can see that a PM would be worried about a contractor leaving early as soon as he gets a better offer.
          Wouldn't be a problem if clients used contracts intending to secure a resource for the life of a project where the contractor agrees to it up front, possibly by way of financial incentive for sticking around until final deliverables, rather than thinking of contractors as temporary permies.

          Maybe they'll get a clue when IR35 changes roll in next April and they have to start putting more effort into distinguishing between project based contractors and permie cover contractors, if they want to attract the former without needing to increase rates to cover the cost of them operating inside IR35.

          Plenty of opportunities for those schooled by Northern Lad to become IR35 gurus, offering their consultancy services to educate clients and agents similar to how some have specialised in GDPR consultancy. If the market for your skills is quiet or drying up, get some new skills.
          Maybe tomorrow, I'll want to settle down. Until tomorrow, I'll just keep moving on.

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            Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post
            Nonsense, isn't it? I get the argument if you are looking for a permanent role but not when you are coming in to do a specific project then leave again with no interest in career progression.
            Well, yeah. Had to take a few months off so willing to go in at lower rate than usual to fill gap.

            Role now readvertised at a much lower rate.

            Their loss.

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              Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
              With being overqualified I can see that a PM would be worried about a contractor leaving early as soon as he gets a better offer.
              No PM per se. It's a section of a company required automation of some stuff currently done manually by temps. It's not even as if the work is technically that difficult - all it means is it'll take a cheap junior longer to complete all the nuance of it whereas I'd have been more expensive but completed far earlier.

              If it was a longer termed project then I'd have tended to agree with you.

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                Fair to say the Summer recess has started in Contract recruitment.

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                  Left my current gig - the work was lovely, the people made me feel like I was having a nervous breakdown

                  'Big names' aren't all they're cracked up to be, as is to often the case.

                  Not exactly hammering the job boards hard now the weather is nice.

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                    Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
                    Left my current gig - the work was lovely, the people made me feel like I was having a nervous breakdown

                    'Big names' aren't all they're cracked up to be, as is to often the case.
                    100%.... working for big names in the UK/ London in the last 5 years or so has been a nightmare !

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                      omw back to the market in a couple of weeks

                      average gig but the commute was killing me

                      enough to top up the war chest a bit though, still not massively happy about the market state

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