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    Thank you for playing. See you back in January.
    Decembers are usually

    In the meantime, keep your friends closer, keep your moolah even closer!

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      Mixed emotions this week as I go back on the hunt for a new contract.

      Existing deal ends next Friday - murmurings of an extension and potentially a permanent offer with existing client (yes, I know), which frustratingly has delayed my usual process for finding a new contract. Now the trail seems to have gone cold at existing client re.: any extension/perm offer, and considering maybe it is time to move on.

      Couple of interviews lined up for next week, which is promising - one perm, one inside role, and hoping for a third. Definitely some vacancies around in my area (BA), but few companies seem to be in a particular hurry, and I've seen some roles stick around for months suggesting either client is being very picky or it's not a "real" need.

      Being told "market has picked up"; "market is dead" and everything in between, so I guess it depends who you talk to!

      Good look to everyone on the bench - I'm downing tools applying for new roles now until the New Year, and will see what comes over the next couple of weeks.

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        had a call 3 days ago, Python Dev with some seniority, Outside, 3 months at about £400.
        I said why not... nothing to do atm.
        Yesterday recruiter called back that client "loved my profile" (bs) but they have decreased the rate to £350.
        I said that I will have to crunch the numbers and get back to him.

        only call this month...


        am still crunching the numbers...

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          Had couple of calls last week. But the one I had day before yesterday was super fast, interviewed same day, offered same day. Rate is not bad at all £550+. Initial 3 months. Accepted.

          I have never seen such a busy December in my decade plus experience.

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            Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post
            Had couple of calls last week. But the one I had day before yesterday was super fast, interviewed same day, offered same day. Rate is not bad at all £550+. Initial 3 months. Accepted.

            I have never seen such a busy December in my decade plus experience.
            Congrats.

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              Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
              had a call 3 days ago, Python Dev with some seniority, Outside, 3 months at about £400.
              I said why not... nothing to do atm.
              Yesterday recruiter called back that client "loved my profile" (bs) but they have decreased the rate to £350.
              I said that I will have to crunch the numbers and get back to him.

              only call this month...


              am still crunching the numbers...
              I'd probably just take it and keep applying and jump ship when you can find something 450+. 1 call in a month should tell you all you need to know.

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                Originally posted by jayn200 View Post
                I'd probably just take it and keep applying and jump ship when you can find something 450+. 1 call in a month should tell you all you need to know.
                Exactly what I was going to say. Not the time to be picky and the future looks bleak for all of us.

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                  Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
                  had a call 3 days ago, Python Dev with some seniority, Outside, 3 months at about £400.
                  I said why not... nothing to do atm.
                  Yesterday recruiter called back that client "loved my profile" (bs) but they have decreased the rate to £350.
                  I said that I will have to crunch the numbers and get back to him.

                  only call this month...


                  am still crunching the numbers...
                  I that's the only offer you have, I personally would take the £350 pd. Outside contract that takes you over the xmas period, I would take it.
                  I design idiot proof software. Trouble is, they keep making better idiots.

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                    Originally posted by GigiBronz View Post
                    had a call 3 days ago, Python Dev with some seniority, Outside, 3 months at about £400.
                    I said why not... nothing to do atm.
                    Yesterday recruiter called back that client "loved my profile" (bs) but they have decreased the rate to £350.
                    I said that I will have to crunch the numbers and get back to him.

                    only call this month...


                    am still crunching the numbers...
                    Ring them back and tell them that while crunching numbers you got an offer for £400. You prefer the first role but not willing to do it for £50 less.
                    See You Next Tuesday

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                      Originally posted by BigDataPro View Post
                      Had couple of calls last week. But the one I had day before yesterday was super fast, interviewed same day, offered same day. Rate is not bad at all £550+. Initial 3 months. Accepted.

                      I have never seen such a busy December in my decade plus experience.
                      Man, do you get universal credit in such low rate ? Outside I take it

                      Banana


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