NQs face dole queue as retention rates drop

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  • ignore these 'grammar' idiots - they are the ones getting squeezed out for being crap.

    there will be fewer and less of them in the years ahead (thank gawd)

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  • Anonymous of 1.40pm - I don't think you get squeezed out for having good grammar.

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  • Anonymous @ 1:40 pm - your point is rubbish.

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  • Those poor NQs need help and support, not ridicule.

    I think that these firms should offer support groups and therapy workshops like:

    Using a Knife and Fork - Unlocking the Code;

    Coping with Daylight - A Beginner's Guide

    Chin Transplants - Cosmetic Surgery for getting on in the Real World

    Spinal Implants - Believe the Hype

    Poor babies!

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  • I AM NOT A LAWYER, HOWEVER A VERY CLOSE FAMILY MEMBER ISABOUT TO FINISH A TWO YEAR TRAINEESHIP, WITH NO JOB. SHE HAS STUDIED 4YEARS HONOURS, 1 YEAR POST GRAD LEGAL CERT, TWO YEAR TRAINEESHIP AND FOR WHAT THE DOLE. OW SAD! i AGREE i THINK THE BIG COMPANIES FORGET ABOUT THEIR nq'S FROM THEIR BRANCH OFFICES E.G. SCOTLAND

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  • ‘whatever happens in the next one or two years, the world economy will double over the next 20 years.’ Gordon Brown

    I suspect that the job market for those fortunate enough to be qualifying in 2012, 2013 or 2014 will be very different from the job market today.

    To Anonyomous at 2:12pm. Tell her to do a two year placement with Voluntary Service Overseas. There will never be enough English teachers in the developing world. She can get an abundance of life experience, particularly cross-cultural and international experience, which will stand her in very good stead when the market turns around.

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  • Astonishing.

    Regarding the pedantry - whilst you're all correct that accuracy is important, may I just remind you that this is *only* a comments board! Most contributors type a quick paragraph or two during their working day (myself included, I hasten to add) so who gives a hoot if an off-the-cuff anonymous comment is not absolutely correct? There is no editing feature, and I'm sure all our employers would prefer we get on with the paid work. It's not like many people put their name to their submission anway. In this context, it's just not important.

    Besides, if a petty criticism concerning grammar is the absolute best response you can come up with, then I'm not sure you're fit to be a lawyer either. Pointing out someone else's faults without actually addressing their point is deeply unimaginative and not at all clever.

    Even though this has all been incredibly amusing to read, for the love of all that's holy just grow up. In the internet age, if you take insignificant comments boards (of which there are many) this seriously, I suggest you find a new soothing hobby and step away from the computer.

    @ Metallica - what to do if you don't get offered an NQ position? go out and find another. They won't beat a path to your door. Be prepared to move, be prepared to be flexible about which area of law you qualify into, and be prepared to leap out of your comfort zone. If you've invested thousands on your education, it'd be daft not putting in the effort to see it through. I'm glad I did just that, It was tense and unpleasant for a while, but with a bit of hard work I got the better end of the deal.

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  • Mature NQ, I think you've missed the point. I imagine that most posters DIDN'T take this message board seriously and were just having a laugh*. Unfortunately (for you - not us), your post has "bear trap fodder" written all over it...

    (*The definition of "a laugh" may vary from person to person)

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  • p.s. - Your use of a split infinitive in your final paragraph was unacceptable.

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  • I qualified, moved out of London, got a great job in a regional firm and get home by 6pm every night! Can't believe people still want to work in law factories at all hours of the night and day! There's more to life.

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