New experiences - 23/10/20 - by Russell Bagot (auditor)
New experiences excite me, and my working with Serve Legal has felt like a challenging, enjoyable and rewarding experience. I look forward to learning what places my Area Manager is going to send me to each week that I'm available - they are the ones who allocate visits, and they're all really friendly. I've gotten to know quite a few, thanks to moving back and forth between uni and home, and also being open to work in areas a little further from where I live. This flexibility is one of the big perks of the job.
I'm actually writing this on the bus back home from a batch of audits I've just completed. Public transport journeys are one of the things that Serve Legal pay for, alongside the payment for each audit. As someone without a car, it's a great opportunity to explore your local area without having to worry about excessive transport costs, however they do contribute towards mileage for those with a car, and even pay towards miles cycled or ran! That's another great example of how flexible the job can be. Not to mention the fact that you can choose to take on as little or as much work as you need, depending on how busy you are or just how much you feel like doing.
At the start of the year, I was lucky enough to visit New York with some of my friends, just before lockdown restrictions closed in. My friends and I had a wonderful time, and I was so grateful that I was able to recoup much of the cost through my work with Serve Legal.
The jobs I did with them felt really simple & straightforward, yet really helped alleviate the financial pressure following the trip. Although transatlantic getaways are unlikely to be happening any time soon, a job like this will go such a long way towards funding staycations or experiences. Get involved!