More aggravation

January 19, 2007

I really ought to stop reading the Gazette, it’s bad for my blood pressure. In a front-page article this week, it reports that the chief executive of the ‘Legal Complaints Service’ claims that an increase in the number of complaints against solicitors will be a sign of ‘success’, saying that “better public awareness of the service will bring in more complaints”. Bloody great.

[Blimey, three posts in two days. I’d better take a rest…]


Sorry Tessa

January 19, 2007

Oh shit. Just noticed I’ve been tagged, by Tessa Shepperson of the Landlord Law Blog. Sorry Tessa, but I’m with Nearly Legal on this one. I hated chain letters when I was a kid, and I hate them even more now. So I’m afraid you won’t get me telling any ‘interesting’ facts about me, such as that I once caught a High Court Judge in a public lavatory with a [censored]

Get real

January 18, 2007

Just seen the news today. What the fuck is all this Big Brother/racism nonsense all about? It’s NOT reality. It’s just a crappy TV show about a bunch of publicity-seeking cretins, viewed by sad people who either don’t have a life of their own or have nothing better to do. Why any reasonably intelligent person should want to watch this garbage is quite beyond me – I’ve had the misfortune to come across it occasionally whilst flicking channels (it seems to be on several), and have been unable to watch more than about twenty seconds without being overwhelmed by nausea. People, it’s not real – THEY’RE PLAYING TO THE CAMERAS. Switch over or switch off, then the ‘problem’ goes away.

As long as the forms are filled in

January 11, 2007

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. File reviews. Complete bloody waste of time. Especially when you have to review files from another department, because there aren’t enough people in that department to review their own files. Still, that doesn’t matter, as long as the forms are filled in.

You’re trying to actually do the job clients are paying you to do, but you have to stop to review someone else’s files. You then spend god knows how long filling in forms and checking that all sorts of mostly irrelevant procedures have been complied with. You have no idea whether the ‘owner’ of the file is actually doing a good job, because the file is from another department and you haven’t got a clue about that kind of work. Still, that doesn’t matter, as long as the forms are filled in.

Then comes the killer: some idiot in another department has reviewed your files and tells you you’re doing your job wrong. Bloody brilliant. Does wonders for staff morale. Still, that doesn’t matter, as long as the forms are filled in.