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Funny Excel WTF


I have been a reader of the Daily WTF for a good while now.   Its amazing how badly some people can design things.  I love to promote Excel but I cnnot deny its dangerous potential at the same time!

http://thedailywtf.com/Articles/The-Great-Excel-Spreadsheet.aspx

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Categories: Excel oddities Tags: , ,

Is contracting for me?


So I guess even before thinking of accepting that contract its worth looking into if it is worth going contract on a particular rate?

Examples are good, I like clear examples so I shall endeavour to give the reader one.  There is enough HR waffle involved in this sort of thing normally!   So take a £50k Perm IT position.  To equal that on a daily rate would be in my estimation approx £220 p/day.  I get to this number by looking at working 230 days per year.  This magic number is taken from 260 possible working days.. 365 * ( 5 /7 ).    Then you need to take account of the 8 or so public holidays you probably won’t be able to work.  Then in order to have a life Read more…

Categories: Going Contracting