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  • TheDude
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    Until they notice the post it notes and screen wipes going missing.

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  • jmo21
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    FTFY
    well, quite

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  • northernladuk
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    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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  • jmo21
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    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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  • CoolCat
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    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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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

    And yes it was clearly the client who was stupid.
    Without a doubt

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  • SueEllen
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    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.

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  • Lance
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    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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  • northernladuk
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    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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  • ensignia
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post

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

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