Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

Magazine article Management Today

What's Your Problem?

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Q: I've been shadowing a barrister for the past few months and have now been offered a pupillage. The only thing is that my barrister has texted me, saying that he finds me irresistible and wants to kiss me He's male and so am I, and I'm not gay. What shall I do?

A: What's surprising about this predicament is how, on reflection, it isn't really much of a predicament at all. Or rather, it isn't that difficult to know what you must do about it.

Suppose for a moment that this barrister wasn't male but female - and you got this message. Or that you were gay too - and you got this message. Looked at like this, it becomes obvious that the fact that he's gay is actually irrelevant. You'd be extremely unwise to start working for any senior person who'd texted you with such sentiments.

Not because it's shocking or because you disapprove, but because you'd be absolutely certain to find that conventional working relationships were impossible. …

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