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    Was prepared for months on the bench, but had a bunch of interviews and I start on Monday with a Jobserve application gig.

    11 days benched.

    Not meant to be braggy, just to offer an alternative slant to the news.

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      Originally posted by SandyD View Post
      100%.... working for big names in the UK/ London in the last 5 years or so has been a nightmare !
      You can't generalise, my current contract is with a very big name and couldn't be happier! Everyone extremely friendly and work is alright too...

      Sent from my ONEPLUS A6000 using Contractor UK Forum mobile app
      "The boy who cried Sheep"

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        A couple of weeks out now - turned down one at a rather stuffy-looking office (no thank you), not much other interest... weather's great though!

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          Originally posted by simes View Post
          Was prepared for months on the bench, but had a bunch of interviews and I start on Monday with a Jobserve application gig.

          11 days benched.

          Not meant to be braggy, just to offer an alternative slant to the news.
          You are only ever one interview away from getting a contract. Well done.

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            Time for me to put the feelers out but I work in the arse end of nowhere and have 0 phone signal, even if I go outside.

            That's gonna make dealing with pimps pretty tough.

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              Originally posted by FIERCE TANK BATTLE View Post
              Time for me to put the feelers out but I work in the arse end of nowhere and have 0 phone signal, even if I go outside.

              That's gonna make dealing with pimps pretty tough.
              Assuming they are not fishing they will email.

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                Originally posted by FIERCE TANK BATTLE View Post
                Time for me to put the feelers out but I work in the arse end of nowhere and have 0 phone signal, even if I go outside.

                That's gonna make dealing with pimps pretty tough.
                Get your mobile provider to give you a wifi gateway, they'll usually do it for free

                Or if EE you can enable it on the phone

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                  Originally posted by PerfectStorm View Post
                  Get your mobile provider to give you a wifi gateway, they'll usually do it for free

                  Or if EE you can enable it on the phone
                  Three and I believe O2 are offering WiFi calling as well, works great at home. Not so much in the current ClienCo office where the WiFi internet is filtered and the feature doesn't work (was fine with previous 2 ClientCos)

                  Have a decent voicemail, if the call is genuine pimps always drop a voicemail + e-mail

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                    The local market in my sector (UX/UI) has been dead for weeks now. Not unexpected, was dead last summer and same thing the previous year.

                    Usually job ads start to reappear and agents start to get in touch again from mid September. We'll see...I'm curious to see what the effect of brexit and ir35 will have on the market this time.

                    Fortunately my contract expires in quite a while so, despite not liking where I am, I'll just suck it up and keep invoicing.

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                      Plenty of hiring managers with CV in hand this week...

                      Unfortunately that's all they're doing - they've not decided when they'll get round to declining them or not.

                      Take a tulip or get off the pot!

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