I spend my days in the office listening to management speak. When I’m not going forward, I’m circling back. Before touching base, I’m leveraging my talent to provide solutions. And if that fails, I’m actioning a synergistic paradigm shift strategy (acronymised, of course, as ‘SPSS’).
But my favourite phrase is ‘economy’, writes TheTraineeComplex...
TheTraineeComplex continues his bid to understand life as a City law firm trainee through reference to the work of Sigmund Freud
When criticised, Freud used to reply: "You know what, my mother loves me". What he meant by this was that as long as you feel important to at least one person then what the rest of the world thinks doesn’t matter. This understanding of people’s need to feel important is one of Freud’s most enduring ideas.
I’ve had a think about which trainee jobs make me feel most important. These are my top three. Please let me know if you think I’ve missed any out...
Last Thursday, I wore the same shirt to work as I had on Wednesday. This shouldn’t have happened: I’ve got ten shirts and a sophisticated rotation system. Yet there I was, a trainee lawyer at a City law firm, dressed in the same shirt two days in a row, writes TheTraineeComplex
When I find myself in a situation like this I turn to the ideas of Sigmund Freud for answers. Seeing the legal world through a Freudian lens gives me an interesting perspective on things. Slips of the tongue become significant, metaphors say more about the speaker than the subject, and life just becomes that little bit better...