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    #11
    [QUOTE=EternalOptimist]Jesus would leave home, consort with prostitues, go for a donkey ride, do a bit of temptation then get hammered with tax./QUOTE]

    I think you'll find they were nails.
    "If it floats, flies, or f***s, lease it." - Evel Knievel when he wasn't jumping buses or women

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      #12
      [QUOTE=Captain Dispensable]
      Originally posted by EternalOptimist
      Jesus would leave home, consort with prostitues, go for a donkey ride, do a bit of temptation then get hammered with tax./QUOTE]

      I think you'll find they were nails.
      "Well, at least it gets you out in the open air."

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        #13
        OK I'll stay here 'til they boot me out.

        Cheers.

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          #14
          If you've been at the same cleint for 24 months surely you can no longer claim expenses, whereas with the otheroptions you could makeing the financial inducements better ?
          Cenedl heb iaith, cenedl heb galon

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            #15
            Originally posted by TazMaN
            Don't really care what u geekz think but I'm bored so for a laugh here goes.

            I am faced with 3 options in my contracting life today:-

            1. Stay where I am. The project is tulipe, but rate is good. Project may however be canned within the next 3 months. IT dept is going through some budget issues so some contractors have been let go recently. However some contractors have been here years. 1 hour journey to work.

            2. Take a contract which is managed by a big consultancy. This project will be taken over by another consultancy in 3 months hence I am uncertain whether there is any security after that. Work is tulipe, but rate is still good, and client is close to home.

            3. Take a contract which is paying £15 less/day but is a 6 monther, little chance of extension beyond that. Good client and good work. Again, about 1 hour's travel each way.

            I have a family of 5 to feed, so my main aim is to look for longer term contracts.... what would Jesus do?
            If it was me then I'd stay at client, but then I alwys have been loyal to my clients. Next would be the one that pays less.

            Cashflow has been poor so I tend to get the longest bit of work possible. I'm pretty certain that the £15 less can be made up by the extra 3 months.

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              #16
              Hello

              Yep I don't claim expenses now and if I were to claim for the new client it would have minimal impact anyway

              I'll prob stay here cuz at least they know me and I have picked up a lot of client knowledge that I hope they can use going forward. I just hate having my main skill diluted like this, but the main thing for me is contract longevity right now....

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                #17
                Staying at the same place for ages rots the brain. In a while you'll look back and say "what the feck did I do with that not-insignificant chunk of my life?"

                Option 3. Move.

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                  #18
                  Originally posted by TazMaN

                  I have a family of 5 to feed, so my main aim is to look for longer term contracts.... what would Jesus do?
                  Give up contracting altogether and heal people instead and feed the family fishes and loaves.

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                    #19
                    Originally posted by Denny
                    Give up contracting altogether and heal people instead and feed the family fishes and loaves.
                    <ahem>Norks!!!?

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                      #20
                      Careful, the Norks have nukes.

                      Google it if you don't believe me.
                      "If it floats, flies, or f***s, lease it." - Evel Knievel when he wasn't jumping buses or women

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