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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:50 pm

Ugh, second week in a row where the boys conspire to miss the massive open goal left by the girls' incompetence. As soon as their corporate deal collapsed it was clear the brown abomination with twigs sticking out of it would win by a landslide, despite being described as the client as "inedible". :lol:

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Raid » Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:00 am

Who would have guessed that the guy whose business plan was to make ice treats would be fired when he couldn't win the task that involved making ice treats. Given that his problem seemed to be that the mixture became a single colour (instead of the marbled red and white that emerged when they blended their two main ingredients together), you'd have thought he'd have enough experience to know that was going to happen. It's a shame as he was one of the only people that I actually liked, but he was useless this week.

I cringed when the girls decided rosemary was a good flavour for an ice lolly, but when I saw that they were putting entire sprigs of rosemary (which are inedible - they have the same texture as twigs) I think I cringed so hard my entire face inverted.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Snowy » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:21 pm

I despise them all. I knew I would and I do. At the top of Snowy's Pyramid of Hate® currently are the utterly self-absorbed Lottie and the indescribably slimy two-names (whatever he is called, the insect who sells women's undies in Harrods). The others are piled just beneath them.
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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:23 pm

Snowy wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:21 pm
I despise them all. I knew I would and I do. At the top of Snowy's Pyramid of Hate® currently are the utterly self-absorbed Lottie and the indescribably slimy two-names (whatever he is called, the insect who sells women's undies in Harrods). The others are piled just beneath them.
Yes, they do stand out somewhat, those two.

Also, I was a bit shocked when in the boardroom Sugar said the guy he fired was 19 and one of the others (forget which) in the final three was 20!

When did they all get so young?

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm

I actually gasped when the PM let the fuckwit barrow-boy off the hook by not bringing him into the boardroom. So instead of the guy who holed their team below the water line with a stupid product they fired the guy who, yes, was negative but nothing he said was wrong.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Hatredsheart » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:17 pm

Yea, they couldn't wait to throw Souleman under the bus.
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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Raid » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 pm

Sly Boots wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm
I actually gasped when the PM let the fuckwit barrow-boy off the hook by not bringing him into the boardroom. So instead of the guy who holed their team below the water line with a stupid product they fired the guy who, yes, was negative but nothing he said was wrong.
While I agree that the product design was what lost them the task, there were three or four people designing that thing, and as far as I remember he wasn't the subteam leader, so should really have been overruled if the others thought he was wrong.

Souleyman was constantly supplying entirely unhelpful criticism without any attempt at a solution, I'm not surprised they got rid of him.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Sly Boots » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:29 pm

Raid wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:22 pm
Sly Boots wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:12 pm
I actually gasped when the PM let the fuckwit barrow-boy off the hook by not bringing him into the boardroom. So instead of the guy who holed their team below the water line with a stupid product they fired the guy who, yes, was negative but nothing he said was wrong.
While I agree that the product design was what lost them the task, there were three or four people designing that thing, and as far as I remember he wasn't the subteam leader, so should really have been overruled if the others thought he was wrong.

Souleyman was constantly supplying entirely unhelpful criticism without any attempt at a solution, I'm not surprised they got rid of him.
To me it seemed like he completely railroaded his sub-team into doing what he wanted. We're beholden to the editing here, but the sub-team leader seemed pretty adamant afterwards that she brought up the age unsuitability multiple times but in the end deferred to him because of his "passion" (ie he shouts down everyone who disagrees, even those he's pitching to).

I'd have fired him both for being the brains behind the product and for being a poor team-worker, which is something we've seen on the previous tasks as well.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Raid » Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:36 pm

Inability to control your subordinates has also been a fireable offence in previous years.

I wonder if the fact that he acknowledged his failing fairly quickly after they lost saved him; perhaps he does have some humility in him after all.

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Re: The Apprentice 2019

Post by Wrathbone » Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:11 am

I think the PM (I forget his name) realised that Tom is such a wideboy character that Sugar wasn’t going to fire him in week 3, simply for ratings.

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