Money, cuts and taking action
[Words to that effect not direct quotes]
Answer: I think people who are complaining about money should find other ways of either working harder or more efficiently. If the system is wrong then it needs to be changed. But if the issue is just about the amount payable (wanting to be paid more for the same job) then those who entered the profession for money alone should not be there, perhaps they should leave and make space for those who will take on these tasks at the price as it currently stands.
I guess my honesty was not really the best policy here? After this answer I would not give myself that scholarship. i.e. 'then make it without our scholarship, as you say in your own words: work harder or more efficiently...?' It was only when I finished speaking I realised how badly I shot myself... not even in a foot, I shot myself in the face. Because the panel could not see past the final remark I made about if you don't like it either change it or leave. I could see in their minor facial expressions that they could not comprehend how I can be so ignorant of the fact that they have children to feed. Frankly and unsurprisingly they wanted me to leave!
The first was about the attitude towards low paid work on assumption there is enough work available for everyone and the system works just fine. In other words, if we accept there is work available, there is money to be made. Those who want even more money than what is already available, they should try something else as the Criminal Bar was never particularly known to be a lucrative area. The other side of this coin relates to some individuals who struggle to commit, adjust and make things happen for themselves (they should know how that are self-employed at the end of the day) then they should leave and move on to doing something else.
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