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    Morning all
    The Dog (tw) didn't like the rain last night so decided to stand on my head from about 1.30am until 3.30am at which point I gave her rescue remedy and I moved into the 2nd bedroom.
    I'm tired this morning.
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    Just discovered I have a 3 hour conference call today. I've already told them the answer to the question (and it was an answer that even a permie with a couple of years of experience could have given), but the PM decides we need to have a meeting with the business to go through all the options.
    Option 1: the right way
    Option 2: the wrong way, but you can get away with it 75% of the time. When you hit the 25%, it takes 6 months to switch to option 1, requires stopping the business for 4 days of trading and needs a project team including a couple of good DBAs, a team of functional consultants and all the security to be switched off.

    ...but at least I'll be billing them for the meeting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveTimes View Post
    Everning

    Interview this afternoon for a contract 14 miles from home. less than 25 mins door to door.
    Company seemed fine, rate was good, flexible hours so I could do 7:30 - 3:30

    It would reduce my permie travel from 120 miles per day to 30. and the time save will be amazing.
    However Im wondering whether now is the right time to be dipping back into the contract arena
    Its not a boom yet, but I've had confirmation via text that the client is drawing up paper work and about to offer.
    Plus its direct

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveTimes View Post
    Its not a boom yet, but I've had confirmation via text that the client is drawing up paper work and about to offer.
    Plus its direct
    Ive not raised an invoice for close to 18months, what's changed ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FiveTimes View Post
    Ive not raised an invoice for close to 18months, what's changed ?
    Unless it's public sector, not a lot.

    Dividend tax, Flat Rate VAT has changed a bit, but noting your accountant can't get you up to speed on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Just discovered I have a 3 hour conference call today. I've already told them the answer to the question (and it was an answer that even a permie with a couple of years of experience could have given), but the PM decides we need to have a meeting with the business to go through all the options.
    Option 1: the right way
    Option 2: the wrong way, but you can get away with it 75% of the time. When you hit the 25%, it takes 6 months to switch to option 1, requires stopping the business for 4 days of trading and needs a project team including a couple of good DBAs, a team of functional consultants and all the security to be switched off.

    ...but at least I'll be billing them for the meeting.
    What is the likelyhood they will hit that 25% in the next 5 years...
    merely at clientco for the entertainment

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    Quote Originally Posted by WTFH View Post
    Just discovered I have a 3 hour conference call today. I've already told them the answer to the question (and it was an answer that even a permie with a couple of years of experience could have given), but the PM decides we need to have a meeting with the business to go through all the options.
    Option 1: the right way
    Option 2: the wrong way, but you can get away with it 75% of the time. When you hit the 25%, it takes 6 months to switch to option 1, requires stopping the business for 4 days of trading and needs a project team including a couple of good DBAs, a team of functional consultants and all the security to be switched off.

    ...but at least I'll be billing them for the meeting.
    The best bit is if you stick around somewhere, watch your advice ignored, then watch when the exact crisis you predicted happen.



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