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Trainee Elizabeth Thomas waxes satirical

11 August 2011

21 November 2011 – Promised land

Hello from my sofa. Jeans, jumper and slippers on a weekday afternoon – oh the joy of unemployment. After three weeks of work experience, four months paralegalling and 12 months as a trainee, I have officially been admitted to ‘the roll’ and have reverted full circle to my former student life. Before you completely write me off, I was actually offered a job on qualification but adventure has won over austerity – my hubbie and I are heading to Zululand in the New Year.

The inspiration came a few months back during promotion season. Conversation over drinks drifted from the rather limited chat of how wonderful it is to be rocketing up the career ladder to what to do if offered a sabbatical. Nearly the entire table looked pained – all had dreamt of motor biking around Africa or walking across Spain but instead they would probably spend a few weeks with the in-laws in Cornwall then head home...

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