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    #81
    Originally posted by psychocandy View Post

    one guy (who was a developer and had written a lot of the systems) had been there 14 years.
    That was a bit stupid of them....
    "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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      #82
      Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

      That was a bit stupid of them....
      Them being the client or the developer?

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        #83
        Originally posted by ensignia View Post

        Them being the client or the developer?
        I'm guessing 'them' instead of 'him' answers the question. I don't think SE is young enough to be using them/they pronouns for people.
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          #84
          Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

          I'm guessing 'them' instead of 'him' answers the question. I don't think SE is young enough to be using them/they pronouns for people.
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            #85
            Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

            I'm guessing 'them' instead of 'him' answers the question. I don't think SE is young enough to be using them/they pronouns for people.
            I do use them/they for people but in this instance the developer was given the pronoun "he" so there was no need.

            And yes it was clearly the client who was stupid.
            "You’re just a bad memory who doesn’t know when to go away" JR

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              #86
              Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

              And yes it was clearly the client who was stupid.
              Without a doubt
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                #87
                sometimes you are genuinely just bringing something they need for a few days or weeks, to cover a gap in their knowledge, or maybe they just want a fresh set of eyes to look at an issue, or troubleshoot. sometime you are covering a peak in their work which they cannot cope with internally. sometimes its a longer term project that they want doing, but without a long term perm headcount. sometimes they simply cannot get anyone to take the job perm, and so it can be very long term as a contractor.

                all are valid.

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                  #88
                  Originally posted by CoolCat View Post
                  but without a long term perm headcount. sometimes they simply cannot get anyone to take the job perm, and so it can be very long term as a contractor.
                  Current place, very well known public sector, can't hire people like me because of low salary bands. Some contractors been here 5 or 6 years.

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                    #89
                    Originally posted by jmo21 View Post

                    Current place, very well known public sector, can't hire people like me because of low salary bands. Some disguised permies been here 5 or 6 years.
                    FTFY
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                      #90
                      Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

                      FTFY
                      well, quite

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