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  • The main thing about CBT is that it offers tools to get through the issues you have, like specific things you can do if scenario a/b/c etc happens. This means it's not just sitting down once a week to chat and carry on like this forever (which is what a lot of people imagine when they hear "therapy"),...
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    Works for some (mental health wise), autistic spectrum, adhd, people with other "social" issues probably find it a relief. So again, it all depends....
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    I've pretty much always found industry specific experience to be essential, even for roles that couldn't be filled due to lack of candidates (or took long to fill). It's just something really hard to get over and seems to be pushed by higher ups....
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    The issue with this, is that it's very often an idea and it stays in this phase. No one can force anyone to have face to face interactions and depending on the job, you might not even have that many, so you'll end up in the office having a 15min chat with someone about something and then simply working...
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  • dsc
    replied to Am I out of date or a trendsetter?
    I don't consider myself as one of "posh southern matey peeps" although living down south and hear those very often, so no idea who the hell thinks these need to be brought back? I use most of them as well even though I'm not a native Brit, but probably picked up a lot of them whilst working...
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  • dsc
    replied to Upskilling "Soft" Skills
    Personally I'd choose a professional to try and get to the bottom of the issue, CBT therapy works well for social anxiety (and for other things) and it will give you tools to use when stuck in those situations. The only problem is finding a good CBT specialist as it takes time to get to know your therapist...
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  • To train anyone you need to have people who actually want to do the job. A chef's job is uber hard, long hours, hard work, pay isn't that great unless you get to some fancy level at which bullying etc. are very common and even then you might be making so little that you go hungry but getting all that...
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    Get yourself a pair of cans (headphones for those not familiar with the term) for £100 or some noise cancelling earphones (although those are typically a joke with the noise cancelling but better than nothing I guess) and work away. I'd go mental without anything to block all the noise from outside,...
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    Is there still a lot of remote positions from what is there on the market? I thought 90% moved over to hybrid, so a chap from the middle of nowhere will think twice as it's extra costs (especially when inside on a tulip rate)....
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  • dsc
    replied to Demand for AI "Surging"
    I'm not saying it's not impressive and / or speeding up loads of tasks, it's just where the demand for this lies. A lot of development in this direction (AI) seems to be coming from the makers themselves and it's possible that this is simply because they are the ones that truly understand how powerful...
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  • dsc
    replied to Labour's approach to contractors
    Sure, I'm just surprised that we keep seeing the same "I really hope they abolish IR35" comments on here, I simply assumed everyone's aware of where we are in the grand scheme of things (and that IR35 brings in millions, so why would they ever get rid of it?)....
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  • dsc
    replied to Demand for AI "Surging"
    They are so important for whom? cause I read yesterday that all this AI malarkey isn't really driven by users, we are just getting it cause the creators decided so....
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  • dsc
    replied to Labour's approach to contractors
    That's why I don't really get people who think HMRC gives two hoots about us and how they really "have to" do something about highly paid consultants not getting jobs, how they didn't give a tulip in covid with support etc. All this talk about "oh maybe they will lower corp tax or get...
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  • dsc
    replied to Labour's approach to contractors
    You really think "working people" means consultants on £800+ per day? ...
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  • dsc
    replied to July 4th General Election
    Interesting to read that it's possible Rishi pulled this stunt as he was told there will be a vote of no confidence and that he would be on the way out. Apparently everything happened super quickly without much prep which points to it being a rather hasty decision...
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  • dsc
    replied to July 4th General Election
    I'm seriously surprised Rishi lasted this long, I was expecting him to not give two tulips earlier on, considering how wealthy he is (or his wife rather).

    I wouldn't expect much change after Labour comes in, there's bugger all money for anything and this will the theme for years to come....
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    Why would the IR35 changes be repealed now, especially under Labour? they need all the money they can get, so I wouldn't be surprised if more taxes are on the way and businesses are going to be the ones paying.

    As for gov contracts, isn't everything going to be put on hold for now until...
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  • Just to update this thread, finally got moved to the new UK based agency, new contract issued via them and my working practices were even checked using the bloody CEST tool and that came out outside imagine my shock that using CEST you can even get such a result.

    Anyways, I can finally...
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    I'd throw in expected tax rises as well, as apparently tax cuts are not advised considering how big the deficit is already......
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  • dsc
    replied to State of the Market
    Not only immigrants do work for less money, look at people who graduated 3-5yrs ago, they will often work for super low wages just to have a job, why aren't they being blamed? what about all those contractors who will work for any rate after 12-18months of not working simply because they've maxed out...
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