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old git roundabout
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:07
would you like us to write you a reference, Lyds?
Capt Haddock
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:07
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Lyds - Since you never had a bonus (which I doubt) you may want to apply here and see how it feels like.
Wellington
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:12
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I have never had a bonus.

Suggests that you're not very good at your job tbh
minkie
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:13
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That’s outrageous Lydia you should have a word with your boss.
Kimmy
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:14
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I wonder what the CEO of the Law Society actually does. Or any of the high-end admin positions.
Capt Haddock
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:16
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kimmy - I suspect half the time indulge in turf war with the civil servant who has zero knowledge about the industry appointed in the SRA.
Cat on a hot tin ceiling
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:37
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*applies*

Quarter lion plus for running what is essentially a small, rubbish trade union crossed with a industry marketing body? Count me in.
Lydia
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:49
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Actually we got something ilke a nominal £500 at Christmas I think. I wonder when law firms started giving substantial bonuses out?

I think what we had when I started was law firms limited to 20 partners so it was not easy to build up to very high earnings and with 1970s up to 99% tax rates it was a very different climate and an awful 1970s property crash and then 60% inflation over 3 years ni the 70s. So that was the starting point. It is not surprising there were not really bonuses except enough to buy yourself a turkey at Christmas kind of thing and discretionary depending if we were in a recession etc nd often not given at all.

Then there was the 80s and removal of the 20 partner restriction and I think a lot of senior lawyers did get a lot richer. I have been scanning through my photo albums in order just a few selected pictures from each but it's taking ages. Am on album 25 of about 80 and am in 1988. There is one of us round a cake around 87 with the FT headline showing - celebrating Thatcher's 3rd victory. We suddenly seemed to be out of the 1970s dreadful period. There were flotations of utilities - free money etc etc.

This was all before the 1990s crash when we sold 2 buy to let flats and our own house at a real loss in London. I suppose over any 40 year career you are going to have good times and bad in terms of the economy.

I don't think I woudl want the law Soc job as I would have to meet people and travel to a work place and would lose my firm and my income which hopefully will keep on earning me money for the next 25 - 30 years. I would want something like a lump sum of about £20m before I would be prepared to give that up.
3-ducks
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:54
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It's telling that the only people who complain about this sort of thing are the super-rich like Catto and Lydia, who wouldn't get out of bed for £200k.
Cat on a hot tin ceiling
Posted - 13 February 2018 09:56
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Buzz - provided I only have to read them between the hours of 9 to 5 I can live with it.

I suspect lunch features prominently in this job as well.

I am genuinely quite tempted to apply!
3-ducks
Posted - 14 February 2018 09:01
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No you're not.

Like people who say they're tempted to become Tube drivers for the "lucrative" salaries. No they're not.
Duckworth Lewis
Posted - 14 February 2018 09:17
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what is the perfect profile of a law soc chef exec?

rof decides