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    Help with choosing an umbrella company.

    I've recently become an employee for an IT company and i need to choose an umbrella company to go with. Several people have recommended parasol but i see tarpon are giving away free ipad airs. Whats everyones recommendations?

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    Help with choosing an umbrella company.

    Originally posted by harrisjac View Post
    I've recently become an employee for an IT company and i need to choose an umbrella company to go with. Several people have recommended parasol but i see tarpon are giving away free ipad airs. Whats everyones recommendations?
    An 'employee'?? Then why are you here? (I have a good guess).

    Anyway, ignoring that anomaly. Have you wondered how they can afford to give away 'free' iPad airs?

    Oh, and are they still charging a percentage of your day rate instead of a monthly flat rate? (Those 2 statements may be connected...)

    Google tarpon first and look past their website.

    Do your homework before you sign up.
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      #3
      Free anything sounds gimmicky and I wouldn't trust them to be honest. Free my ar$e, it's still the fees you're paying to them that make it 'free'.

      No recommendations from me as I don't use a brolly, but Lisa from ContractUmbrella is a regular contributor and I know I'd give them a call at least if I ever needed an umbrella.

      And I too would like to know why an employee requires an umbrella in the first place...

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        #4
        Originally posted by harrisjac View Post
        I've recently become an employee for an IT company and i need to choose an umbrella company to go with. Several people have recommended parasol but i see tarpon are giving away free ipad airs. Whats everyones recommendations?
        Never, ever, ever let "free iPad" be used to convince to you do something. Ever.

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          #5
          Avoid parasol my personal experience was bad and a recent colleague has just discovered she has been paying too much tax thru them.

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            #6
            Can't remember who Tarpon used to be, but IIRC they received less than glowing references in their former incarnation. Actually, thinking about it, didn't their previous company go bust?

            Just go with Lisa
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              #7
              Originally posted by TheFaQQer View Post
              Can't remember who Tarpon used to be, but IIRC they received less than glowing references in their former incarnation. Actually, thinking about it, didn't their previous company go bust?

              Just go with Lisa
              They used to be Propsperity4, who vanished ion a cloud of smoke a few years ago.

              Also, just out of interest, a tarpon is a large predatory North Atlantic fish of no commercial value whatsoever. I'll let you draw your own conclusion regarding the choice of name...
              Blog? What blog...?

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                #8
                Originally posted by malvolio View Post
                They used to be Propsperity4, who vanished ion a cloud of smoke a few years ago.

                Also, just out of interest, a tarpon is a large predatory North Atlantic fish of no commercial value whatsoever. I'll let you draw your own conclusion regarding the choice of name...
                The adult Tarpon prefers to dwell near the muddy bottom...
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by harrisjac View Post
                  I've recently become an employee for an IT company and i need to choose an umbrella company to go with. Several people have recommended parasol but i see tarpon are giving away free ipad airs. Whats everyones recommendations?
                  Give the Freebies a miss and do a credit check before you select a provider.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by malvolio View Post

                    Also, just out of interest, a tarpon is a large predatory North Atlantic fish of no commercial value whatsoever. I'll let you draw your own conclusion regarding the choice of name...
                    As opposed to a tampon, which is probably a more accurate name for them.
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