Why Real Talk on Work Needs to Happen

Lawyer – Commercial Law – Legal Writer & Freelancer – United Kingdom – Australia – New Zealand

At first glance, people may think law and litigation is similar to an episode of Suits; high-profile, good-looking, wealthy, swanky lawyers fighting for their client’s rights in Court, verbally down-trowing their opponent and winning the day with a finale of high-fives all around, and top-shelf scotch whisky on the company credit card.

Sadly, it’s entirely to the contrary. Firstly, there are not nearly enough good-looking lawyers in this world. And secondly, none of the above-described scenes showcases the stress, the blood, sweat, and tears that occur behind the scenes when servicing clients. But no one likes to talk about that part, probably because it’s boring and unsexy. I write to fight boredom and laugh in the face of the most solemn profession in the world (aside from mortuary services). Corporate life is not dazzling and glamorous, it’s hard. For the most part, it doesn’t live up to expectations – so let’s not pretend. We all work. Lots. But somehow, I manage to leave the house occasionally and visit random countries. I’m here to share a few wise as well as a few not-that-wise words from lessons I always seem to learn the hard way. But mainly, I write to laugh about all the slightly tactless moves I make and bizarre experiences that seem to happen to me daily. So three cheers to telling it like it is.

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