Eversheds to offshore more support work, 100 jobs at risk

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  • Assuming £20k p.a. earnings for support staff, the wages of those facing the sack amount to less than the increase in PEP for 18 partners.
    The partners must be so proud of their astute, profit-busting business acumen.

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  • Correct, Scep Tick. That's what happens when you knock yourself out for years to make partner and then get to run your own business. Its not some charitable foundation.

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  • Oh dear. This is, in my view, dire. I struggle to see how a law firm can function to the high standards it should (in all respects) without all support functions fully integrated. I am truly sorry for the staff who are affected.
    I am also quite tired of seeing this continual focus on PEP in the press. I don't view it as a measure of well rounded success, and I don't think clients do either. Its all greed and perpetuates peoples' hatred of lawyers. Earnings do not equate to quality of advice and service.

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  • Sending repossession work to India, well that's one way of avoiding the earache from an irate homeowner on the phone after finding out they're losing their home.

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  • Love the 2nd comment - good to see that Parnters only worry about themselves. Once again - support staff dont exist in a partnership. This is not the 80's and greed is no longer good.

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  • "Eversheds prides itself on being a great place to work" as per its own website.

    Class.

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  • Globalisation inevitably means that, where possible, work will be transferred to wherever in the world it can be done most efficiently. It also means the convergence of wages for all such jobs between the transferring nations and the recipients.
    The process might be great for the world economy as a whole but is not so good for the people whose jobs are transferred or whose wages are held back or reduced as a result.

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  • @ Anonymous 12:31 pm
    What a sad indictment you are of the greed culture that has infected the legal profession.
    A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.

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  • The second comment shows the usual arrogance from Partners to Support staff.
    Correct it is not a charity, but what you are too foolish to see is that support staff will lose any loyalty (if there was any in the first place) and will only "do their jobs" and not go above and beyond.
    Financially offshoring does make sense, but you do lose the hidden benefits. I only hope you experience the moment you require that "urgent report" only to find that it has been offshored and therefore will not be immediate.

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  • That's right anonymous -- no one works hard at law firms except the partners... Ever asked the cleaners how many other jobs they have?

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