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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    Desktop Support Engineer

    £98p/d - Inside IR35


    If I were an agent reading this thread, I'd be posting the most ludicrous job on the boards to see if someone might post it here.

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      To be honest most people on here will have a decent level of education
      If this is the case you can tutor GCSE / A level and get 50ph+. Some tutors are charging 100ph+
      This is a much better bet than contracting at 200pd

      If you don't want to tutor school subjects: Python, Excel, R etc could be taught instead.

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        BOOMED! Well, until things go wrong.

        6 month Inside gig - decent enough day rate as fully remote. Gives some commercial experience of newer tech too.. income whilst waiting for the market to adjust too. Tbh, can live off this level of income so if end up closing Ltd will be fine.

        The agent seems a bit perturbed that I ticked the "Opt In" box rather than "Opt Out". Said he'd have to speak to his manager...

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          Originally posted by perplexed View Post
          BOOMED! Well, until things go wrong.

          6 month Inside gig - decent enough day rate as fully remote. Gives some commercial experience of newer tech too.. income whilst waiting for the market to adjust too. Tbh, can live off this level of income so if end up closing Ltd will be fine.

          The agent seems a bit perturbed that I ticked the "Opt In" box rather than "Opt Out". Said he'd have to speak to his manager...
          I'm surprised they gave you a contract - most agencies insist on the opt out form before sending the contract paperwork.

          But then again 90% of the issues in this industry are from agencies not knowing wtf they should be doing and going for the easiest life / fastest buck.
          merely at clientco for the entertainment

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            Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post
            To be honest most people on here will have a decent level of education
            If this is the case you can tutor GCSE / A level and get 50ph+. Some tutors are charging 100ph+
            This is a much better bet than contracting at 200pd

            If you don't want to tutor school subjects: Python, Excel, R etc could be taught instead.
            I would be more concerned with bumbling parents forking out 50-100 quid to someone to teach GCSE/A-level. I never needed any tutoring but still had decent grades.

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              Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post

              I would be more concerned with bumbling parents forking out 50-100 quid to someone to teach GCSE/A-level. I never needed any tutoring but still had decent grades.
              Depends how crap the teachers at school are.

              I've just finished paying the ex-head of Maths at the best school in the area to tutor twin A - because the school's teachers were crap.

              merely at clientco for the entertainment

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                Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post
                To be honest most people on here will have a decent level of education
                If this is the case you can tutor GCSE / A level and get 50ph+. Some tutors are charging 100ph+
                This is a much better bet than contracting at 200pd

                If you don't want to tutor school subjects: Python, Excel, R etc could be taught instead.
                I can't think why you need to pay £50-100ph for a tutor. I've used an excellent maths tutor at £30ph who managed to get my 11 year old to pass GCSE maths at grade 7. And my daughter is being tutored by a secondary school Head of English for about £35ph and she's managed to improve her by 2-3 grades in one term.

                When I've looked at online sites listing large numbers of tutors, the typical cost was £30-40ph (outside London at least).

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                  Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post
                  To be honest most people on here will have a decent level of education
                  If this is the case you can tutor GCSE / A level and get 50ph+. Some tutors are charging 100ph+
                  This is a much better bet than contracting at 200pd

                  If you don't want to tutor school subjects: Python, Excel, R etc could be taught instead.
                  I'm well educated.
                  I can't teach for toffee. I don't have the patience.

                  The tutor we have for our daughter (KS2) is £25 an hour and brilliant.
                  I would be very reluctant (read NEVER) to pay some failed IT chancer an hourly rate, so I think your suggestion is somewhat flawed.
                  See You Next Tuesday

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                    haha. KS2. Do me a lemon.
                    Last time I was tutoring it was thermodynamics for first year undergrad - Natural Sciences Tripos. 30 a hour - as a PhD student

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                      Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
                      Desktop Support Engineer

                      £98p/d - Inside IR35


                      LOL.

                      The market is always at its lowest before the bounce but thats nuts.

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