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Previously on "State of the Market"

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  • Zzap
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    Originally posted by Wobblyheed View Post

    Testing...mainly LIMS at present hence the calls.
    I worked on development of LIMS for GSK for a year before moving on to other contracts, looks like I should've kept my hand in

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  • Paralytic
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    Originally posted by hungry_hog View Post

    Jan - post Xmas lull
    Feb - Lent lull
    Mar - pre Easter lull
    Apr - Easter lull
    May - Bank holiday lull
    Jun - May Ball lull
    Jul / Aug / Sep - summer lull
    Oct - Halloween lull
    Nov - Thanksgiving lull
    Dec - Christmas lull
    lull. Sorry, lol.

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  • hungry_hog
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    Originally posted by CheeseSlice View Post
    Contract end coming up in Sept. Rates still look challenging.

    Thought the economy was driving on all cylinders. What gives? Summer lull?
    Jan - post Xmas lull
    Feb - Lent lull
    Mar - pre Easter lull
    Apr - Easter lull
    May - Bank holiday lull
    Jun - May Ball lull
    Jul / Aug / Sep - summer lull
    Oct - Halloween lull
    Nov - Thanksgiving lull
    Dec - Christmas lull

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  • CheeseSlice
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    Contract end coming up in Sept. Rates still look challenging.

    Thought the economy was driving on all cylinders. What gives? Summer lull?

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  • zonkkk
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post

    Desktop support
    OK, different market, that might be why the difference.
    Last edited by zonkkk; 28 July 2021, 20:27.

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  • Wobblyheed
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    Originally posted by Fraidycat View Post

    What do you specialise in?
    Testing...mainly LIMS at present hence the calls.

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  • Destiny2
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post

    Why would you think the terms would change? You've said it's an extension so the terms will continue. If it's going to change it's not technically a renewal of the old contract is it?
    I am not happy about the 4 weeks notice. I can still turn round and say Goodbye as I am waiting for the paperwork.

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  • Destiny2
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    Originally posted by zonkkk View Post

    What do you do? I get loads of direct approaches on LinkedIn. I have 2 contracts going at the moment (1 fixed price and the other software & docs review work paid hourly).
    Desktop support

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    How's the contracting market now guys and girls?

    My wfh Inside gig is about to end but clientco wants to offer a 2 months extension.
    The only thing that nags me is this contract has a 4 weeks notice period and they want to carry this on for the renewal too!
    Why would you think the terms would change? You've said it's an extension so the terms will continue. If it's going to change it's not technically a renewal of the old contract is it?

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  • zonkkk
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    Originally posted by Destiny2 View Post
    How's the contracting market now guys and girls?

    My wfh Inside gig is about to end but clientco wants to offer a 2 months extension.
    The only thing that nags me is this contract has a 4 weeks notice period and they want to carry this on for the renewal too!
    What do you do? I get loads of direct approaches on LinkedIn. I have 2 contracts going at the moment (1 fixed price and the other software & docs review work paid hourly).

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  • Destiny2
    replied
    How's the contracting market now guys and girls?

    My wfh Inside gig is about to end but clientco wants to offer a 2 months extension.
    The only thing that nags me is this contract has a 4 weeks notice period and they want to carry this on for the renewal too!

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  • Antman
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    Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
    A jolly entertaining article on El Reg about types of interviewer:

    https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/...iewer_feature/
    "...delegating it to someone with a degree in Grievance Studies ..."

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  • ladymuck
    replied
    A jolly entertaining article on El Reg about types of interviewer:

    https://www.theregister.com/2021/07/...iewer_feature/

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  • Fraidycat
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    Originally posted by Wobblyheed View Post
    Was out for 2 weeks and got 3 offers - all remote. Took one of the 2 that was outside. The inside one was an eye watering rate too but too much hassle.
    Never seen the market so buoyant.
    What do you specialise in?

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  • Wobblyheed
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    Was out for 2 weeks and got 3 offers - all remote. Took one of the 2 that was outside. The inside one was an eye watering rate too but too much hassle.
    Never seen the market so buoyant.

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