• Visitors can check out the Forum FAQ by clicking this link. You have to register before you can post: click the REGISTER link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. View our Forum Privacy Policy.

What's the longest contract then anyone here has had ?

Collapse
X
  •  
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

    #11
    On one contract of 1 year duration, I had 9 extensions...

    Comment


      #12
      Exactly two years. It was definitely too long, and after that experience I've decided never to stay more than a year with one client.

      Comment


        #13
        I some times wonder how anybody, with over two years at the same customer, can honestly with hand on heart not be within the intentions of IR35.

        Some of you guys would have out lasted the permie mangers, etc.
        Did anybody get a gold watch

        Shows you how poorly managed some companies are. No long term strategy. You hire a contractor to do some work then leave. Not hang around twiddling their thumbs ...

        Comment


          #14
          3 and a half years so far on a series of 3 month extensions. The contract expired on Friday. I’ve come back in this morning out of the goodness of my heart whilst they sort out a renewal.

          Previous contract was 2 years.

          Comment


            #15
            Our longest serving contractor has been working for one client non stop for 13 years.

            Comment


              #16
              Our longest serving contractor has been working for one client non stop for 13 years.
              You must love him.

              Comment


                #17
                You must love him.
                Who says it's a "him"?

                Comment


                  #18
                  I'm upto 18 months currently, a record for me and its starting to be as grim as having a permie job every time I get my 3 month renewal through. I cheer up gradually as I near the end of each contract and it looks like there is no budget for a renewal only to be thwarted on the last day this time !

                  I have explained to the client they can now remove the agent from the equation by taking out the 'Extended Period of Hire' in my contract 14 days before the renewal but they are incapable of thinking 14 days ahead !!! I've even offered to go halves on the agents 20% but ..............

                  Comment


                    #19
                    currently working my 21st extension which will take it to 10 years

                    Comment


                      #20
                      You didn't think the nickname "Disguised Employee" was ironic enough then, IR35 Avoider?
                      In my avoiding days (now behind me) I never sought to rely on passing "not an employee" tests. I took the view from the start of IR35 that 99% of all contractors failed these tests.

                      Comment

                      Working...
                      X