Clifford Chance chief berates staff for taxi abuse

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  • Clifford Chance Taxis

    Now this really takes the biscuit. To publish stuff like that in such an environment is asking for trouble. First, staff will be delighted to find out they've been "abusing" this taxi thing. Yeah right... Who's been abusing their time schedule one wonders.. Secondly, if CC cannot afford taxis for staff - can they afford to send such a signal to the competition? Oh look, CC are almost bankrupt...great stuff with loads of Business Development people having sleepless nights me thinks...

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  • Taxi use - Clifford Chance

    I think young Jeremy needs a lesson in effective communication coupled with a review of his firm's taxi use policy. It is not hard to get it right. If you have to ask people to work until 10.00p.m and it beggars belief when taking account of declining mental efficiency after long periods at work. No client should willingly or knowingly buy services from any lawyer who has been at work for 12 hours or more. This is a risk management issue. As for taxis, if it is not re-chargeable just pay it and keep quiet.

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  • Taxi use

    I really don't think they can justify reducing the taxi benefits when they have wasted so much money on a swimming pool, multiple bars and restaurants and excessive office space that they cannot fill. It seems to me they will go to every expense to keep you at work, but none to let you leave - SAFELY. It is no wonder that the sentiment toward CC around uni campuses this year is negative, and will probably remain so. Their claim to look after their own flock seem like a baseless facade, and when work-life balance + appreciation of hard work is so important for prospective students, this will be highly detrimental to them in future.

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  • Taxi use and long hours...

    I remember the days of spending many long and unhappy evenings and nights in the office (not a magic circle firm, but one trying to play in the same league...), and if ever I needed a reminder as to why I love working in-house so much, reading this article is living proof.

    It honestly is possible to work hard, move on (and up), make a good living (including perks and bonus), have an interesting job AND have a life... oh, and did I mention - no more billable hours.

    No, it's not perfect, but it's a far shot from the slavery that junior lawyers in particular have to put up with in the City. I was told it was all about corporate credibility. What a load of...

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