Tulkinghorn was amused to hear an associate tell the tale of a job interview he once had at Freshfields.
It went really badly, but at the end he was asked how much he’d spent on travelling to the interview. Rather sheepishly, he replied, “one ninety-nine”, meaning the two quid he’d spent on the bus trip. The following week he received a cheque in the post from Freshfields for £199. He kept it.
So if you’re short a few bob, try an interview at Freshfields – should sort you out for the week.