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By anonimouse (Sun May 21, 2017 at 06:42:11 AM EST) (all tags)
I seem to have picked up a bad habit of just missing on good IT contract roles.

When my contract with a major utility ended, I thought there was actually a fairly good chance of me walking out and almost straight into working at an investment bank. I'd done well in the phone interviews for two of them and was invited for face to face interviews. I did well in those, but one of the banks relocated their role and the other one cancelled the role for which I was applying.

Anyway similar stuff has been happening for the last 3 months, forcing me to take short term roles which result in me earning about 1/4 of what I earn every month.

One of  my recent attempts to work at a bank failed literally due to a coin toss, because they couldn't decide which of the best two candidates to employ.

Finally I have secured a banking role, but the pay rate whilst okay by normal standards, is not in the ballpark of what I wanted and over 2k a month less than my last major role, so I'm still trying to secure a better one. I had a very good interview early last week and despite promising to get back to me before the week was out, I seem to have been ghosted.

Anyway, on Thursday I had yet another good phone interview for a fairly good project to put on my CV, at a rate that is sensible by my standards. I have a Monday morning proper interview with them and I hope to god they say yes because I'm getting tired of being fucked around.


..seems to be doing well for herself. She took up a part time role and seems to have a good offer to convert to a full time role at a salary comfortably above a normal graduate starting role. I may have to be a kept man....

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I've had the same problem by jump the ladder (4.00 / 1) #1 Mon May 22, 2017 at 04:09:53 AM EST
Missed out on a role at another major TV company despite aceing the tech interview, team fit or some bollocks like that.Managed to get a role with a start up on a bit more money than my previous role but not quite the rate I was expecting,

The market was dead as doornail during April. Combo of Brexit, public sector IR35 hangover and Easter holidays. Loss of 7 weeks income but survivable due to the previous contract's month in arrears payments.

IR35 by anonimouse (4.00 / 1) #2 Mon May 22, 2017 at 06:09:29 AM EST
I've actually just done a very short 3 week contract for a Local Authority to keep busy, well below my normal rate.

I pointed out how they could justifiably get the work done outside IR35 by answering the questions correctly on the HMRC website.

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