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What's a good rate for contract project managers jr in London?

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    #21
    "In my case, by thinking ahead and acting accordingly, I believe I significantly increased my chances. I used two gigs to combine two areas of expertise on my CV to create a highly desirable combination - well worth taking a rate cut for. However, if you think sitting around waiting for someone to break the door down and offer you your dream contract is a better bet, feel free to do that."

    Well, I have taken a rate cut already since I accepted a permanent position but if you think I am the one who can sit around waiting for someone to break the door you have chosen the wrong person. The last time I remember I was idle in my life was 20 years ago when I failed one year at high school because I didn't want to study. Since that year I have never rest a single day and always been working as hell. You can gain valid experience in a permie position too and can't see the reason to accept a pay cut if the contract itself is paying less then what you make with a long term contract (permanent position). I am not a fanatic of anything and do believe contracting should be paid more, and should not be accepted in the light that your rate will increase by 300% in 9 months since this is overly optimistic.
    I've seen much of the rest of the world. It is brutal and cruel and dark, Rome is the light.

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      #22
      Good for you, Franco. You'll never go wrong with the safe play.

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        #23
        Originally posted by Alf W
        There's no rate that would tempt me to work in London right now. I hated the place before a bunch of loons started running around with rucksac bombs strapped to their backs.

        You can keep it!
        Funny - I love the place even more now ...
        Hard Brexit now!
        #prayfornodeal

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          #24
          Originally posted by Lucifer Box
          32 when I did the cheapo PM gig. Although my first PM gig was at the age of 28, I did the cheapo one because it was in a niche field and correctly reasoned it would lead on to bigger and more lucrative things. Which it did. Which was nice.
          Thank God! I did something similar, but for a lot less money. And repeated that trick with my current contract; giant leap in responsibility coupled with a crash in rate. The idea was to suffer some sort-term pain for long-term gain, although I am now questioning that wisdom!
          Autom...Sprow...Canna...Tik banna...Sandwol...But no sera smee

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            #25
            Originally posted by WageSlave
            Thank God! I did something similar, but for a lot less money. And repeated that trick with my current contract; giant leap in responsibility coupled with a crash in rate. The idea was to suffer some sort-term pain for long-term gain, although I am now questioning that wisdom!
            Nah, should've followed Franco's plan. Get a crappy permie job and wait forever for something better to just fall out of the sky. If you can find a job where your colleagues bully you, all the better.

            Stick to your guns, Slave. It's hard going short-term but more than worth it beyond that.

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