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31  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 26, 2019, 01:26:00 PM
Hey Bob,

It would mean switching from using recruitment agencies and working on building a brand and marketing my product services. Its a good idea, but it would mean changing the avenue of supply that I currently have.

At the moment, I get at least one phone call from a recruiter a week asking if I'm available to go to X and help out with Y for Z amount of weeks. If I agree and my initial meeting with the company then we agree a day rate. Quite often I don't even negotiate it, i just agree to what day rate that is offered, they will come back and say "They are looking to pay between 375-425 a day, what would your day rate be" I Just say i'll take the top end. Probably missing a trick there too.

32  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 26, 2019, 11:30:16 AM
Thinly veiled 'I'm on a monkey a day' brag ITT Cheesy

Over my head lol
33  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 06:57:37 PM
Surely you just fill your time with other stuff, on the sly. A previous role I was in could be done in two or three days per week so the rest of the time I was browsing the internet, devising get rich quick schemes, writing a novel, applying for better paid jobs etc etc etc. So it was a no brainer to stay there until something better came along.

Of course, the issue I have is I don’t feel like I’ve made the most of my day. Which is what I struggle with.
34  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 06:56:13 PM
Your work embodies the truth of the expression "Turnover is vanity, profit is sanity, but cash is king." I would definitely look to do more than one job at a time. If your system can be built and implemented in 4 weeks, it's results can't be demonstrated until their credit cycle has been run through at least once. Lots of firms out there still wanting 60-90 day terms I'm sure.

Maybe sell them a design build and implement at the top rate, and a review and refine x weeks later at a marginally lower higher rate, noting that they have saved the cost of x weeks.

It varies from sector to sector, but the basic structure remains the same. A lot of these companies don’t enforce, or can’t enforce strict payment terms, or the commercial team has agreed to the customers payment terms to close the sale. The entire end to end fix can’t be completed in 4 weeks, but I can set out the structure by documenting processes and streamlining them, automate processes, review contracts and pass them back to commercial with key points to renegotiate with their client, identify resource required and recruit all within 4 weeks. Once in place the CFO can ensure his team continues to work under those guidelines and in the correct framework required. The biggest change is moving the processes from being reactive to proactive.
 
35  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 04:08:52 PM
One off topic but interesting point.

Company I'm working with provides the betting companies with the software for stuff like bet builders, in Play betting, that type of thing.

I used to think that was all in house. Most companies in the industry outsource it.
36  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 04:01:11 PM
If it's £500 a day for 12 weeks and they're happy to pay that, why not just quote the £30,000 for the service and not quote a number of days?
Could you not then deliver the service in 4-6 weeks and move on?
Presumably they want the results ASAP

Or could you run two contracts side by side, so still deliver both in 12 weeks for the quoted service and double the income?

Depends on the company and resource available. I need to get better at marketing myself and growing a better network on Linkedin. They do want it ASAP, put often have no idea what they need or how long it will take. So the CEO/CFO will just pick a time frame that sounds right.

Day rate would also depend on location.

Over the last couple of years I charge on average around 325 a day.

Running two at the same time.. Hmm never thought of that. good idea! 
37  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 03:38:41 PM
Stop companies from going into liquidation by increasing cash flow.

Often companies have excellent processes up to the point of sale and delivery. But lack an Order to Cash process, which is what I design and implement for them, from an system, resource and process point of view.
38  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 03:33:19 PM
The WPT is back in town, and the Luton Leg of the GUKPT in a few weeks.

Maybe I can retire on 100K and run a small coffee shop.

Sorry for just thinking (and typing) out loud.

Nothing to see here!
39  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 03:31:24 PM
Yeah I guess so.

I always have drive to be busy, engaged, striving for completing a task.

10 years ago I couldn't do the job I do now.

5 years ago it would take me 24 weeks.

Now, it would take me 3/4 weeks.

And of course over that time, My salary has increased accordingly.

I'm 30 and I'm already bored of the grind.
40  Poker Forums / The Rail / Re: Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 03:11:50 PM
For me it would be to pay the bills, look after the kids, and perhaps a holiday away over the winter.

i would also, most likely play some poker too!
41  Poker Forums / The Rail / Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average Salary. on: September 25, 2019, 02:02:54 PM
I was asked an interesting question the other day.

"Would you continue to do a job you are bored in for an above average salary of £500 a day?"

I have often found myself in contracts where I could complete the task at hand in 4 weeks, but my contract is for 12 weeks. So the question I ask myself is, Do I not collect 8 weeks salary? Or do I stretch out the task and look after myself financially? The latter leaving myself bored out of my mind...

What would you do?
42  Poker Forums / Diaries and Blogs / Re: Prose from a Poshboy on: September 17, 2019, 04:16:57 PM
This might seem a little silly, but if 10/25 is tedious as hell, and the way you describe it is making me think it will die soon due to lack of recs, is it worth looking at dropping down to 5/10 or whatever the level below is? Surely a higher winrate there is better in the long run?

Not worded this well at all I think but hopefully you'll understand the question I'm trying to ask rather than what I think it looks like I'm asking...

A fair question indeed!

The next smallest is 2/5 at the Vic and it doesn't run all that often. It's not an option for me. If the time comes where I should move that far down, it's time to move on and focus on something new. Not to sniff at those stakes, far from it, but I always want to feel like I'm progressing in life rather than regressing.

There is a weekly  2/5/10 or 1/2/4/8/16 game that runs most Fridays in Milton Keynes
43  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Staking / Re: Genting Poker Tour Grand Final- Luton on: December 12, 2018, 05:05:33 PM
Hey guys, sorry to report but I busted out at the start of level two. Called a 10k shove into a 8k pot of with top 2 pair vs top pair and a straight draw with one card to come. He gets there. Then my bust out hand I flopped a straight and bet called a shove. The guy had a gut shot and a back door flush draw and hit a runner runner flush. Going to rebuy. If I get a nice cash on Sunday I will make sure you guys all get a slice.


Saying that. The way I’m running I’ll be out in a level...
44  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Staking / Re: Genting Poker Tour Grand Final- Luton on: December 12, 2018, 12:06:23 PM
I don’t know why but I have you in my head living in flitwick?

And that last comment has blown my mind.
45  Poker Forums / Live Tournament Staking / Re: Genting Poker Tour Grand Final- Luton on: December 12, 2018, 11:06:59 AM
Good luck.

Thanks Red-Dog.

Are you playing this one also?
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