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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipTheJab View Post
    Oi you lot leave PC alone... I need him to reset my Windows password tmrrw morning
    Then I would say you're screwed. Try calling Dave between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m., when PC is signing on.
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    Funnily enough I learnt today I am having a couple of weeks off over Christmas but as I was told at the same time as a six month extension I am pleased on balance.

    There was one contract where things were winding down on the run up to Christmas so I assumed we would be off between Christmas and New Year. About a week before we were called into a meeting and told we were expected to work over Christmas. Firstly I pointed out the developers were off so there would be no work to do. Not a problem, management want you there just in case. Then I pointed out there was maintenance on the trains so I couldn't physically get to the office. Don't worry, work from home.

    Gave up arguing at that point. Ended up turning my laptop on at about 1000 every day before turning off again at 1500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Im older than you think just maybe not as mature :-)

    First IT role was COBOL programmer (in 1987).


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    [QUOTE=BrilloPad;2482528]Did you go through JSA between each role? [/QUOTE

    BP - you are a bit naughty lol.

    Early days was permie so went from job to job. Have had a few JSA claims after redundancy and just the one between contracts.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipTheJab View Post
    Oi you lot leave PC alone... I need him to reset my Windows password tmrrw morning
    Windows????
    Rhyddid i lofnod psychocandy!!!!

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    More time posting than coding

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    Contract is till end of Dec but last task on project plan ends mid Dec. Maybe i will be spending more time with the family this Xmas after all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by psychocandy View Post
    Im older than you think just maybe not as mature :-)

    First IT role was COBOL programmer (in 1987).
    I was 11 in 1987
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluenose View Post
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    I laugh at these peasants having to invoice for 4 days only in December, they deserve to be where they are.
    Turned out the rumour was exactly that, just a rumour. Probably the result of a half overheard conversation blown out of proportion. Just two weeks from 18 Dec, much like most places that like to enforce such things.
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    "There are better banks out there that treat contractors decently Ė banks like Barclays, which recognize what we have to offer and arenít out to squeeze us at every opportunity."


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