Editors weekly: Black week for trainees

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  • Very bad times for trainees

    It's bad enough getting a TC, but imagine having no job at the end of it. That's what I've faced; most humiliating of all is that larger firms just see you as a resource and not an asset.

    I've managed to secure a role at another firm, only after 4 months of sheer worry and, to be frank, anger at my current firm. I know a job isn't guaranteed, but there had been no overall management of the situation - vacancies are ad-hoc and determined by individual partner / budget holder - most of whom go directly to external recruitment.

    Trainees had no rights as employees as we fall under "apprentices" - this is massively outdated and ought to be changed.

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  • The writing is on the wall

    And has been for sometime - its about time there is a shake up and I hope that lessons will be learned from the economic situation. I feel sorry for anyone seeking to enter into the law profession and I would suggest they consider alternatives oh and I certainly wouldnt date a lawyer! Exhausted, long hours, bullied, under paid ......ermmm I wonder why so many i have met have failed relationships or are single.......

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