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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    How's the contracting market now guys and girls?

    My wfh Inside gig is about to end but clientco wants to offer a 2 months extension.
    The only thing that nags me is this contract has a 4 weeks notice period and they want to carry this on for the renewal too!
    What do you do? I get loads of direct approaches on LinkedIn. I have 2 contracts going at the moment (1 fixed price and the other software & docs review work paid hourly).

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      Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
      How's the contracting market now guys and girls?

      My wfh Inside gig is about to end but clientco wants to offer a 2 months extension.
      The only thing that nags me is this contract has a 4 weeks notice period and they want to carry this on for the renewal too!
      Why would you think the terms would change? You've said it's an extension so the terms will continue. If it's going to change it's not technically a renewal of the old contract is it?
      'CUK forum personality of 2011 - Winner - Yes really!!!!

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        Originally posted by zonkkk View Post

        What do you do? I get loads of direct approaches on LinkedIn. I have 2 contracts going at the moment (1 fixed price and the other software & docs review work paid hourly).
        Desktop support

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          Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

          Why would you think the terms would change? You've said it's an extension so the terms will continue. If it's going to change it's not technically a renewal of the old contract is it?
          I am not happy about the 4 weeks notice. I can still turn round and say Goodbye as I am waiting for the paperwork.

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            Originally posted by Fraidycat View Post

            What do you specialise in?
            Testing...mainly LIMS at present hence the calls.
            Formerly Sausage Surprise but forgot password on account that had email address from old gig

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              Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post

              Desktop support
              OK, different market, that might be why the difference.
              Last edited by zonkkk; 28 July 2021, 20:27.

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                Contract end coming up in Sept. Rates still look challenging.

                Thought the economy was driving on all cylinders. What gives? Summer lull?

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                  Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
                  Contract end coming up in Sept. Rates still look challenging.

                  Thought the economy was driving on all cylinders. What gives? Summer lull?
                  Jan - post Xmas lull
                  Feb - Lent lull
                  Mar - pre Easter lull
                  Apr - Easter lull
                  May - Bank holiday lull
                  Jun - May Ball lull
                  Jul / Aug / Sep - summer lull
                  Oct - Halloween lull
                  Nov - Thanksgiving lull
                  Dec - Christmas lull

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                    Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post

                    Jan - post Xmas lull
                    Feb - Lent lull
                    Mar - pre Easter lull
                    Apr - Easter lull
                    May - Bank holiday lull
                    Jun - May Ball lull
                    Jul / Aug / Sep - summer lull
                    Oct - Halloween lull
                    Nov - Thanksgiving lull
                    Dec - Christmas lull
                    lull. Sorry, lol.

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                      Originally posted by Wobblyheed View Post

                      Testing...mainly LIMS at present hence the calls.
                      I worked on development of LIMS for GSK for a year before moving on to other contracts, looks like I should've kept my hand in

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