After I Qualified I Soon Realized That There
After I qualified, I soon realized that there were too many banisters on the market and, anyway, I knew I wanted the chance to apply my legal knowledge on a practical level and decided to remain in industry. The opportunity arose to apply for the job of Personnel Officer at the company's research centre and later as the Training Officer for the whole site, comprising 2000 people I now had to put into practice what I had learned in theory and :I found myself in one of the most satisfying jobs I have ever had. I consolidated my own life, bought my own flat and became financially independent. Simultaneously, my relationship with an ex-colleague had become particularly special and in 2016 we decided to make it official. We had both been through divorces and the stress of this had opened up for me a sideline interest in complementary medicine, starting with reflexology.
�Where next?As a lawyer, my obvious choice should have been the legal department. I enquired about the possibility of getting a commercial pupilage, but that didn't materialize and I took the commercial lawyer's post. Experience quickly showed that while I was capable of doing the job, I did not fit in with the stereotype. When I 'tried to make changes, I was totally ignored and concluded that this job was not for me when one of my previous managers asked me directly why I was there and I couldn't answer. He asked me to join him in management training.