“There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about,” said Oscar Wilde. It’s a motto that must be prominently displayed in the press department of Bond Dickinson, reminding the firm that being compared to Chuck Norris and a purring wolverine (yes, these are real comments) is better than not being talked about at all.
So when we contacted the firm last week following speculation that 20 per cent of support roles were facing the chop, the team were quick to get a slightly more positive message out there. A spokesperson insisted that less than half this amount – 7 per cent – could be impacted by redundancy. After all, confirming something generates yet another story about the UK’s most-discussed firm.
But some readers are not happy. “Please can this be the last of the column inches dedicated to this firm?” promptly commented one reader on this morning’s story, before admitting that the Chuck Norris jokes were funny.
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