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    Default Three (!) week Christmas contractor furlough

    Three weeks is brutal - my stepson works at Argos so Iíve asked him if they have any temp jobs ...

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    Two weeks at current client with a rumour doing the rounds that no contractor should work more than 4 days in December.
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    It's listed that I'm taking the week between Christmas and New Year off - its actually rare people in clientco take all of it because things always come up but I'm on away on the working days so....
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    Sounds nice. I would like 4 weeks.
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    If you can't afford to take a three week break, what are you going to do when the contract ends? What would happen if your contract ended today?

    Spend some time with your family (assuming they want to spend time with you). Have some fun. Go away for a week. You're a long time dead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    ...no contractor should work more than 4 days in December.
    Here here!

    I rarely do.

    Not saying I donít invoice for more though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Two weeks at current client with a rumour doing the rounds that no contractor should work more than 4 days in December.
    No problem with that. How many days can contractors bill for?
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFaQQer View Post
    If you can't afford to take a three week break, what are you going to do when the contract ends? What would happen if your contract ended today?

    Spend some time with your family (assuming they want to spend time with you). Have some fun. Go away for a week. You're a long time dead.
    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?

    Personally, unless work has been slow for the year I always take December and the first week of January off. I didn't get to last year as I didn't have much work at the beginning of the year but this year I've been working since last December almost continuously. I can't wait!

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    usually one at my client co as well.

    Hasn't been offically announced yet, but I can't wait!

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