“British Lawyers Are Unhappy, Too”

Many American lawyers are unhappy with their jobs–so much so that we sometimes think we have a monopoly on unhappy lawyers. But it turns out British lawyers are unhappy too, according to this Times of London article. The article lays out the main seeds of discontent (as recapped by the WSJ Law Blog):

* Dehumanizing hours

* The gap between lawyers’ intelligence and the mind-numbing nature of their work

* The gap between the ideals of those entering the profession and the reality

* The cumulatively lowering nature of the work

* The vortex of hatred that envelops them

* The self-inflicted nature of their suffering

It would be an amusing and entertaining read if it didn’t hit so close to home! HT WSJ Law Blog.