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Old 26-09-2017, 09:44 AM
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Err.... You do know intl firms dont have the luxury of time to "test" everyone who wishes to apply? And we get flooded with so many application we dont have time to call every single one for interviews.

You want to get in, work for it. Get your grades. Do your moots. Work ability can (to an extent) be trained.
You know. This isn't bad at all - at least it's based on merit. What really pisses me off is when absolutely mediocre people get into top tier local firms because of connections. Some of it is so blatant you can't help but imagine the "wtf jackie chan" meme in your head.

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You know. This isn't bad at all - at least it's based on merit. What really pisses me off is when absolutely mediocre people get into top tier local firms because of connections. Some of it is so blatant you can't help but imagine the "wtf jackie chan" meme in your head.
yes. all the talk about equality, equity, meritocracy yadda yadda...

all bullshit.

its more blatant in some of the big fours than others. in my (big four) firm i've seen a printout listing "who is connected to who". including people who are somehow "brought in" by PAP MP lawyers.

but that's life so us common folk just have to suck it up.

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Old 27-09-2017, 10:30 PM
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yes. all the talk about equality, equity, meritocracy yadda yadda...

all bullshit.

its more blatant in some of the big fours than others. in my (big four) firm i've seen a printout listing "who is connected to who". including people who are somehow "brought in" by PAP MP lawyers.

but that's life so us common folk just have to suck it up.
Lol drew n napier

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yes. all the talk about equality, equity, meritocracy yadda yadda...

all bullshit.

its more blatant in some of the big fours than others. in my (big four) firm i've seen a printout listing "who is connected to who". including people who are somehow "brought in" by PAP MP lawyers.

but that's life so us common folk just have to suck it up.
I had to control my laughter when CJ commissioned the working group on TC applications - where one of the "goals" was for greater transparency in TC application processes.
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I had to control my laughter when CJ commissioned the working group on TC applications - where one of the "goals" was for greater transparency in TC application processes.
how is that working group coming along with itd report?

itís laughable, so many people got into firms tc
via connections

yet now need to have a working group to look into such practice?
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Old 28-09-2017, 11:40 PM
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#41809: To my law school batch mates, could I suggest that you seriously consider before posting photos/screenshots of your training contract offers? I understand that this is something to be happy about, and we have worked our asses off for 2+ years to secure this. But are you in such need of likes or validation that you need to tell the whole world which big firm you're going? Sure, celebrate with your loved ones. Hell, tell your friends, I'm sure they'll be happy for you. Besides, word of which big firm you landed will slowly spread, if that's your secondary (or primary) purpose. But I don't see the need to plaster it all over social media with #grateful captions.

Seriously, spare a thought for those who have yet to secure one. The grim reality is that in this market, not all of us will get a TC. And this doesn't include those who settled for far smaller firms than they'd hoped for, some with no prospect of retention, which may just be delaying the problem. Posts of offers are like rubbing salt into their wounds, and increases the stress on everyone.

This may sound like some salty post, but I assure you that's not where I'm coming from. I just wish law school to be a kinder, less cut-throat place. Many are hurting silently, let's not make this trying period tougher than it needs to be.
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Old 29-09-2017, 01:42 AM
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Hi all,

What are the working hours like in a law firm for first year associates? If I have to stay beyond 12am every night, I would rather quit right now.
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Old 29-09-2017, 07:07 AM
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depends on your connection with the firm
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Old 29-09-2017, 07:08 AM
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how was your hours as trainee?

u shld know right.


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What are the working hours like in a law firm for first year associates? If I have to stay beyond 12am every night, I would rather quit right now.


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how was your hours as trainee?

u shld know right.
I am still in law school, might consider going into a non-law career if the hours are too bad
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