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The Apprentice 2 Weekly Performance Review, Episode 11: Maria's Movin' OutPage 2
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As seemingly everyone has mentioned, your biggest problem was the insane amount of flop sweat during the presentation. There's really no advice I can give you about that, except maybe a public speaking class is in order. Also, YOU should have stepped in and mentioned Ivana's contributions when Trump asked about who did the best job. Even though he wasn't speaking to you, it was worth mentioning.
In any case, well done!
Can I just say that if Levi's could come up with a jean that made everyone's butt look as good as Melania's, they'd rule the world.
Andy: Well, another week, another article with me complaining that you're getting the shaft. This week, it was Donald, Carolyn, and "Mr. Rancic" saying that you need to step up. What are they watching? You've continually come up with good ideas and you try your best to work as a team player. You won the NYPD challenge despite Maria's best efforts to lose it for you. No matter if you're Project Manager or not, you always seem to come through with SOMETHING to help your team win. You found the backup contractor in the real estate task. You came up with the million dollar giveaway in the Crest challenge - even though it wasn't used for legal reasons, no one else had a better idea. And, this week, you tried to push Wes to wear jeans to the presentation. It doesn't sound like much, but the Levi's guy mentioned it immediately. It probably wouldn't have won the challenge, but it's a contribution.
It almost angers me that you're not getting the credit you deserve on this show. You have the best ideas of any of the contestants from either year, you have a fantastic attitude, a willingness to learn, and the ability to know when to shut up. The one thing you don't have, at least among this motley crew, is the ability to make people follow you. It's incredibly difficult for a younger manager to get older people to listen to him. Believe me, I've been there more than once. But I've found that once you prove yourself, the respect follows. In The Apprentice, you're competing with these people directly, and it appears that they'll be damned if they give you the respect you deserve whether you prove yourself or not. God himself could come down and anoint you as the rightful winner, and most of the contestants would have some sort of snotty remark to say about it. Is it because they're threatened by you? To quote "Mr. Rancic" from last year, "you know it and I know it."
Sandy: Well, we're done with wedding challenges so I guess it's back to you not doing a whole lot. Although, to be fair, Maria didn't give you the CHANCE to do anything. And it showed bad form to draw out the fight with Maria for so long, even though I know that wasn't entirely your fault. But when it's so obvious that the other person is in the wrong, the smart move is to STOP ARGUING. Just ask Ivana.
Wes: Throughout the season, I've been unable to comment on you many weeks, and when I did, it was usually a negative. We now see why, as it appears that you're not one to fight and claw to get your ideas heard. When faced with a problem employee in Maria, you ran away. Hey, it's tough to be firm with people who you work with. That's a particular problem of mine, too. But it's got to be done, and your failure to control Maria killed you.
Maria: I said in week three that the second time you pointed that finger in my face would have been the last. This week, you once again shook your finger in someone's face, this time you were lucky that the person was Wes, who, as the cliché goes, apparently wouldn't have said crap if he had a mouthful of it. But we're not talking about Wes. We're talking about the fact that there was NO EXCUSE, NONE, ZERO, ZIP, for you to scream at Wes to back off and stick your finger in his face. Whether he was justified or not in what he was saying - and he was, let's make absolutely no mistake about that - you should have been dragged out of the room and into the unemployment line. And if you were lucky, they would have opened the door first.<--Previous 1 2 3 Next-->
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