Career Change


#386

Those cunts deserve it.


#387

Best of luck with it art.


#388

Christ that’s not much if its correct. Trainee solicitors in the top tier firms would be on 40k+


#389

Would they be on that much ? That’s decent wedge for a trainee


#390


#391

Battle for talent but They do work long hours for it.


#392

Nearer 50k these days but if you’re anywhere outside of that you be doing well enough to get more than law society rates.
https://www.google.ie/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=https://www.lawsociety.ie/Documents/education/Trainees/mintraineesalaries.pdf&ved=0ahUKEwjV9vnan67QAhXqIMAKHTEBCscQFggZMAA&usg=AFQjCNHUqAVMPz9URM_iro6ytHHl6uP6gw

CSSO is only civil service place that pays more than apprentice rates afaik


#393

Entry level 50k?


#394

The public sector attitude to traineeships is laughably old fashioned. You’d think they’d want to attract high level graduates/hold on to valued staff pursuing that route. I know their hands are tied to an extent, but cmon like.


#395

Thats a good question, and I thank you for asking it.


#396

Yep. But only in the top ten. They pay to get the top graduates


#397

Not much better when you qualify. Starting salary for solicitor is 31-33k. I think CSSO and DPP have gotten some leeway to bring in lads further up the scale but it’d take a solicitor 4 years PQE to match the HEO starting salary.

Of course the irony being that if we paid a few quid more to get top lads at the start we’d be paying a lot less to the likes of Arthur Cox etc now


#398

All the best @artfoley me oul Kaiser Chief.


#399

So it’d take you ten years to catch up to the HEO salary assuming you didn’t go up to AP in the meantime? Fuck that. Doing the right thing art. Fuck the law degree.


#400

A partner in a big legal firm told me before he was loathe to hire people who’d worked as in house legal for long periods. He reckoned it turned them into house cats. Masters of theory but it blunted their edge as you got paid regardless of value of opinion

Oh and fuck the law…family first and foremost


#401

That never happened.


#402

I’ve just given that the 35th like. Best of luck pal.


#403

Like in every profession the best will bet paid well but I’d have had a fair bit of dealings with solicitors around the country and I doubt some of the qualified ones working in a firm are even pulling 50k…


#404

“talent” :joy:


#405

They would be doing criminal defence work though. That doesn’t pay as well.