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Previously on "Ever had a contract fall through after signing ?"

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  • Stolly
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    Originally posted by Spacecadet View Post
    My second contract was delayed by a fortnight... turned out to be the best thing ever as i got an offer for a weeks work inbetween in a far and exotic place.
    Wife got a free holiday and I got an extra client
    Scunthorpe ?

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  • Fred Bloggs
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    Good news that. I once had a contrract fall through at 8.30pm on a Friday evening when I was due a start the following Monday. Luckily it only took a week to get another gig lined up. If it happened this week, it might be a different stry though.

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  • Spacecadet
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    My second contract was delayed by a fortnight... turned out to be the best thing ever as i got an offer for a weeks work inbetween in a far and exotic place.
    Wife got a free holiday and I got an extra client

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  • TykeMerc
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    Originally posted by Stolly View Post
    Well, its all sorted. Start tomorrow.
    Glad for you that it was just a paperwork cockup, get the cash in the bank

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  • Stolly
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    Well, its all sorted. Start tomorrow.

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  • Stolly
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    Well, i've sent my CV out for a role close to home so we'll see what happens there.

    In other news the agent just called to say the new PO hasn't made it to his desk yet, but my personel number has. He said he would have been concerned if this had not happened, but since it has things are proceeding.

    To be fair to him he's been pretty above board so far, or is an acomplished liar.

    Oh hang on, he *is* an agent isn't he ?

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  • NotAllThere
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    Send your CV out tomorrow. Why wait? If all is in order, then you'll get calls, and you'll simply say - not looking. If it isn't then you really don't need to lose a day.

    btw - it's happened to once that a contract failed to take off. It was through McGregor Boyle (sp?) to Enron (really!). First the contract start was delayed a week. Then it was cancelled. Enron paid MB the one week notice period, and they paid me. And I started a new contract the day after I was supposed to start the Enron one. I guess, strictly, I lost a days billing, but I didn't care; I enjoyed the unexpected time off.

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  • BolshieBastard
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    Yes, its anoying when this happens. Its worse when you're actually told in the interview that you have the job then it falls through.

    Has happened to me 3 times, twice with the same client!

    Diddly squat you can do except start looking!

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  • swamp
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    Yes.

    Start getting your CV out there.

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  • Stolly
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    Yeah i'm going to give them the benefit of the doubt.

    They said in the email they estimate a Wednesday start so thats fair enough.

    If THAT doesn't happen then my CV is going out there.

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  • thunderlizard
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    Never suffered a paperwork hold-up but I've caused plenty of them (usually because agents send the stuff out without considering the possibility that it might need redrafting).

    The agent's talking to you and trying to keep you interested, so it's probably a minor thing and the deal is still on. But never say never.

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  • Sockpuppet
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    Originally posted by Turion View Post
    All contracts have clauses stating that if for any reason the project does not start you're fliped => no notice, no nothing. good bye.

    It may just be a paperwork cock up, but could also be more serious and the project will not start for some reason. Try to talk to client pronto as the agent will say anything just to make you hang on. You could also start looking for another gig.
    Some

    Mine doesn't have this. Then again I don't ask for a notice period.

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  • BrilloPad
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    Originally posted by BlasterBates View Post
    If its a paperwork thing often you start anyway; this sounds more like lack of project approval. Might come through. Start looking.
    WHS

    It did happen to me once - I started a week late. If a genuine delay the worst thing you can do is complain now.

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  • Turion
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    Don't fool around. Get your CV out now and try grab a better role while you're waiting. As it stands you've got nothing and they've p1ssed you around. Agents and clients will say anything to string you along.

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  • Stolly
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    Well my agent has forwarded an email from his contact with the client, they are having to re-raise the PO for some unspecified reason......will take a few days to come though.

    So on the face of it things are happening, and it was just a simple paperwork snafu.

    As is always the case a potentially more interesting role popped up closer to home today, if i don't get confirmation of a start date tomorrow i'm getting my CV out again.....

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