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Previously on "State of the Market"

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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
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    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
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    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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  • _V_
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    Originally posted by SussexSeagull View Post
    So in summary the market is either the best ever or worst ever depending on your viewpoint?
    I think this can also be summarised as:

    This is the difference between knowing your tulip, and knowing you're tulip.



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  • BlueSharp
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    Originally posted by Zzap View Post
    Just wanted to acknowledge and thank BigDataPro, lecyclist and BlueSharp for their advice and help - cheers guys.
    You're more than welcome, I hope things have worked out for you and things are looking up :-)

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  • Zzap
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    Just wanted to acknowledge and thank BigDataPro, lecyclist and BlueSharp for their advice and help - cheers guys.

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