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lecyclist
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Last Activity: 16 May 2022, 19:39
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  • lecyclist
    replied to Net pay < 50% gross
    Maybe an idea to phone up HMRC and ask to be changed to a tax code like 1257L, advising them that you are not expecting to be earning all year.

    Doesn't make a difference really, but getting the extra 10% up front and paying excess tax later should you resume 0L is an option.

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  • lecyclist
    replied to Interview red flags
    Many years ago I wrote some scripts for a customer that trawled the metadata tables of their proprietary ETL tool and various databases, and unloaded the relevant information in different formats; e.g. generating source to target mapping spreadsheets for them to use for documentation purposes. There...
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  • lecyclist
    replied to Moving to the EU
    Worth mentioning, that there is not even a workaround of crossing into another EU country without getting a stamp, departing from there, and when asked pretending you split the time between countries. It’s the total number of days spent within the Schengen area that is taken into account.
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  • lecyclist
    replied to Moving to the EU
    Thanks for taking the time to reply ConsultingTechArchitect

    And welcome - ignore the trolls who make massive generalisations in their posts, and hammer you on small details....
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  • lecyclist
    replied to State of the Market
    If you are in the wrong ecosystem, you might think that.

    All the REACT/ AWS/ Golang people I know are earning over £700 a day. Highest is £850 outside. I know because I can see the billable rates and the agencies are on a fixed margin.

    If you look on Jobserve, there are...
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  • lecyclist
    replied to Interview red flags
    "We're partnered with HCL"

    "You'll be working alongside the code monkeys"

    "Contractors are not allowed desks by the window"

    "That is my jaguar over there <pointing>. And see, that is my personal parking space"
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  • Only regret was the naive assumption that after careful stock selection you could basically hold onto them in your SIPP indefinitely without fear of losing in the long term. If like me you prefer stocks over funds, it's a reminder that you need to monitor your portfolio regularly, and be pragmatic when...
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