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Previously on "Oh dear - permie redundancies - this never ends well"

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  • BoggyMcCBoggyFace
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    I've always seen permies go before contractors, tbh being a permy now I would love redundancy as the payout is pretty tasty, I know a few permies who have been made redundant a few times in last 5-10 years due to mergers etc and have made a mint off it.

    Contractors tend not to be binned as they are accounted for differently vs permies.

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  • quackhandle
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    Originally posted by SueEllen View Post
    I've been at a couple of firms where they have got rid of permies but extended me. The permies are booted out as they don't have the ongoing skills required.
    Yep, current client co binned off 600 permies in early part of this year. Friday email and all that.

    Then they brought 600 contractors. Thems the breaks.

    qh

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  • MrMarkyMark
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    Originally posted by psychocandy View Post
    Usual replies on this forum I see....

    Make disparaging remarks about what someone else does in their contract to make yourself feel all important and get a bit of a stiffie.

    Carry on guys. Who am I to spoil that little bit of pleasure in your life....
    Quite a few sensible replies to a pretty pathetic question TBF.

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  • ContractorHardman
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    Originally posted by psychocandy View Post
    Usual replies on this forum I see....

    Make disparaging remarks about what someone else does in their contract to make yourself feel all important and get a bit of a stiffie.

    Carry on guys. Who am I to spoil that little bit of pleasure in your life....
    I think that's the contractor way. Prey on the weak, tell them to man up and bill them for the pleasure!

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  • northernladuk
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    Makes me laugh.

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  • psychocandy
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    Usual replies on this forum I see....

    Make disparaging remarks about what someone else does in their contract to make yourself feel all important and get a bit of a stiffie.

    Carry on guys. Who am I to spoil that little bit of pleasure in your life....

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by psychocandy View Post
    Remind me again nluk how long you been doing this?
    What's that got to do with it? You've been a member on here for long enough and are still a permatractor. You were probably a permie for a long time but don't understand how the budgets work either.

    Look at all the other comments. It's not just me.

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  • psychocandy
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
    You've no idea about being a permie do you.
    Remind me again nluk how long you been doing this?

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  • MrMarkyMark
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    Originally posted by northernladyuk View Post
    It's going to be tough at your age, going back on the game.
    I'm sure plenty of lube will help until he's broken properly back in

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  • northernladyuk
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    Originally posted by psychocandy View Post
    Jeez NLUK mun.....

    YMMV but IN MY EXPERIENCE if a client is looking to cut costs by making redundancies then its often not very long before they work out that getting rid of contractors is a good idea too. Surely you can see this?

    Not always because sometimes a client will value you staying because you're an easily removable cost at some point in the future.
    It's going to be tough at your age, going back on the game.

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  • WTFH
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    Originally posted by northernladuk View Post
    Yeah but those tapes don't change themselves so he's got a gig for life.


    Not really, once all companies move away from C90s for their hold music and start using MP3s, he's sunk.

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  • VectraMan
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    I had a gig where they told everyone one morning they were closing the site and everyone was at risk of redundancy. So I assumed my contract would be canned and adopted a relaxed attitude to the work.

    After about 4 weeks and with the building already practically empty I asked the question and was told they wanted me to stay on but would have to move to the main office 30 miles away.

    I did another 6 months and used the extra commute as one of my justifications for a healthy rate rise. Which was nice.

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  • northernladuk
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    Originally posted by barrydidit View Post
    PC is right to be worried. There will be fewer forgotten passwords now ergo fewer accounts for him to unlock on a Monday morning.
    Yeah but those tapes don't change themselves so he's got a gig for life.

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  • original PM
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    Indeed - but also to get rid of permits can sometimes take sometime if done properly in terms of consultancy periods etc.

    And contractors you can get rid of at the drop of a hat so you may find that nothing happens for 6 months then you all get the finger.

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  • barrydidit
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    PC is right to be worried. There will be fewer forgotten passwords now ergo fewer accounts for him to unlock on a Monday morning.

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