You know, I'm really not here to make this into an argument. Though considering the OP's questionably good-faith in starting the thread initially, maybe there's no other purpose to this now. But I'm honestly not even sure what I'm being called out for.
You say this sort of priority can be important to people. I don't disagree with either that statement as truth, or with someone choosing to have this priority when they have it. I was explicitly clear I'm not questioning anyone's priorities.
Then I stated something of my own as truth. That this priority - however or whyever it may be held - will be limiting. You haven't disagreed with that statement either.
Then you told me to do more training. Which is honestly a recommendation that I go and get my ideology corrected by more sensitive people than I am. As in, fuck you and your regressive beliefs, but you know, politely.
What the holy fuck did I even do that bothered you aside from stating a truth that you would prefer not to be true?
We agree on the facts. And if you think I need to be ideologically corrected in terms of pretending that true things aren't true just to make people feel more comfortable, I could argue that you need to be professionally retrained into acknowledging that true things remain true regardless of whether they suck or not, and regardless of your feelings about them, and our jobs as lawyers often involves dealing with true things even when we don't like that they are true.
I chose to ignore this the first time. But telling me to go get better training is fucking obnoxious. I've never yet had EDI hours that encouraged me to ignore truth just because it was uncomfortable truth. And even if I had that training, speaking as someone who has delivered CPD myself, I'm not under any illusions that crediting someone with the ability to train others makes their opinions superior in some absolute way. Ideology remains ideology even when it's given a gloss of legitimacy by forcing other people to listen to it and calling it "training." And any training that requires me to pretend something isn't true just to make people feel better about the world, rather than dealing with truth and helping them function in the world, is stupid and irresponsible.
hey guys! Just thought I'd mention that my application finally updated online and I can see that they have received all of my application materials, also listed with the accurate dates that I sent them. The decision now says 'Written Notification to follow' (which judging be the forums is fairly common and doesn't mean much). Thanks for the helpful responses!
I agree with this. If it’s worth it comes down to how bad do you want it?
in the long run, the extra few thousand dollars won’t seem like a big investment in becoming a lawyer. Looking back when you’re doing a job you settled for and wishing you had spent that extra money. In the short term, it will indeed be a devastating amount and a big sacrifice.