Three (!) week Christmas contractor furlough
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    Quote Originally Posted by BackupBoy View Post
    Three weeks is brutal - my stepson works at Argos so Iíve asked him if they have any temp jobs ...
    Feck me, if they told me that, I'd be punching the air not complaining!

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    Furlough? Inneresting.

    I had to look it up as it sounds agricultural....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pip in a Poke View Post
    Furlough? Inneresting.

    I had to look it up as it sounds agricultural....
    Another Americanism.
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    Two week furlough for me over Christmas - happy days

    Have never really understood why fellow contractors moan about this...
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    Quote Originally Posted by kaiser78 View Post
    Two week furlough for me over Christmas - happy days

    Have never really understood why fellow contractors moan about this...
    I always take 2 weeks' leave at Christmas. Busiest time of year for the old man, so I get a bit of peace and quiet.
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    December is often the busiest part of my year. It's when clients realise that need to spend their budget, and I'm happy to help them do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NotAllThere View Post
    December is often the busiest part of my year. It's when clients realise that need to spend their budget, and I'm happy to help them do that.
    How much do you need for the mod Christmas party this year?
    I keep pushing forwards but they keep pushing me backwards. So I have new rules. 1. Don't feed the trolls you know they have no souls. 2. Don't respond to them they'll only post back back again. 3. Don't be their friend they'll only knife you in the back. I have new rules I count them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheCyclingProgrammer View Post
    Completely agree. Unless you've literally just started contracting, you should be able to take some time off. Surely it's one of the perks of being a contractor/freelancer?
    You should be able to but one of the perks of being a contractor is also deciding when you work, not being told. It's tantamount to a 6% pay cut over the year if you were planning to work those weeks, and that's not something one wants to hear - especially if they only tell you shortly before.
    If you tell your client "by the way I won't be here in June" only a few weeks beforehand they likely would consider that a bit unprofessional.
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    I can remember the old time contractors I worked with back in the 90's all used to go off to the Bahamas / Caribbean for Xmas.

    Take a leaf out of their book...

    I mean 3 weeks is long enough for a trip to New Zealand - I know what I'd do!

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