Halliwells: future Manchester and London trainees left jobless

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  • What is going to happen to other staff members such as in IT departments? Will they be made redundant as well?

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  • I agree with "Anonymous | 22-Jul-2010 3:52 pm"
    Read Suskind and then get out of the profession as soon as you can.
    Your nothing more than wage slaves to Partners who will do absolutely everything to maintain their equity niche. Just take one glance at the vain-glorious PEP publishing round that happens every year.
    You can make more money, for less effort, with greater social benefit in practically any other industry. You should all face up to the fact that for 6 years at least you will be doing nothing more useful than learning how to spell, stealing office milk and charging honest people to print the same self-serving bits of paper.
    I have a training contract and I'm looking forward to telling them where they can shove it.
    Get a life. Get a real job.

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  • My sympathies to all who have had training contracts withdrawn, particularly to those who may have previously turned down other offers. However, welcome to the harsh realities of the economic downturn. Many others, trainees, solicitors and other legal staff are currently without employment and, as a business owner and manager, I can understand why it has not been feasible for all of the training contracts to be honoured in this situation.
    Many graduates do seem to think that they have a "right" to a job - this is not the case - either now or later in life.
    I'm sure the good candidates - with the right attitude will get snapped up quickly - meanwhile my advice is try to get another job over the summer - any job, and focus on re-applying whilst you are working. Doing something positive with your time, rather than complaining, is far more likely to impress another employer.

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