It’s Official: City Lawyers Hate Their Jobs

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By Alex Aldridge on

At last night’s Life With Law talk on ‘finding your path and making things happen’, one of the speakers instructed the hundred or so audience members – most of whom were City solicitors – to list seven high points in their life.

Then he asked them to put their hands up if none of their high points had anything to do with work…

Three quarters of the room put their hands up.

“What about the law?” he continued. “Raise your hands if none of the things you have listed involve the law.”

Even more hands went up – about 90% this time.

Weirdly, there were very few gasps of surprise or ripples of ironic laughter.

Is being a City lawyer really that bad?