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RNO Roundtable: Who Would You Hire from The Apprentice 2?Page 3
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Gil Sery, continued:
What about the other contestants, you ask? Some I wouldn't hire if they paid me (and it would have to be a lot more than $250,000 cash in a briefcase). Others I would hire. Here's a rundown of some of the contestants:
Bradford: I'd hire Bradford as a Creative Consultant. He may be boneheaded, so I don't know if I'd want him in management, but he has some good ideas and knows when to drop a bad idea. He also knows how to be assertive.
Chris: I wouldn't hire Chris because he wasn't a good project manager. The team he led only won the QVC challenge because Pamela overpriced her team's product.
Ivana: I wouldn't hire her at all. If I were feeling particularly nasty, I'd hire her as an ombudswoman, and make her listen to everyone else's complaints, just like we've had to listen to her complain all season long, but I don't know if I'd like the effect that hiring Ivana would have on my company.
Jen C: A Jewish business owner hiring an anti-Semite? Yeah, that's got about as much chance of happening as Omarosa has of being nominated for sainthood!
Kevin: I'd hire Kevin as the assistant to some department head, maybe the Legal Counsel's assistant, considering that he's a law student. Why an assistant? Well, at the moment he's only a law student. He has to start at the bottom and gain some business experience. He's young, but he's got a good head on his shoulders. He's a team player (which he demonstrated when he tried to help Elizabeth during the NYPD ad task) and won both times that he's been project manager, so he knows how to lead a team. He may start off as an assistant, but look out! He's definitely going places.
Elizabeth: I'd hire Elizabeth as a receptionist. From what I've seen, I sincerely doubt that she could hack it in any management capacity where she has to deal with subordinates.
Jen M.: Why would I want to hire someone who causes frustration amongst her fellow employees by taking credit for their ideas? Enough said.
Andy: I'd hire Andy as intern. He's still a little wet behind the ears. When he has more business experience, I may consider hiring him for something else. His hyperactivity during the Pepsi challenge certainly didn't do him any favors.
Sandy: If one of the perks at my company was a free consultation with a bridal consultant for any employee getting married, Sandy would be the one they'd go to. As for a more realistic position, remind me again what she brings to the table?
Maria: I'd hire Maria as the Company Pit Bull. Anyone who watches ABC's legal drama Boston Legal, would understand what I mean when I say Maria would be my company's Alan Shore. If I ever find myself in an undesirable sticky situation - be it unethical, immoral or whatever (not that I'd ever do anything unethical or immoral) - and I need to make that situation disappear quickly, one visit from Maria would be all it takes for the person bothering me to start singing a vastly different tune. I'm obviously kidding (and watching too much TV), but hey, a guy can dream, can't he?
Wes: I wouldn't hire Wes. He's a male version of Elizabeth.
As for the other candidates, I either don't remember them or care to remember them.
Last year, I could easily pick out the person who I thought should win the chance to work for Donald Trump. (It was Bill, for the record.) I could even pick out my second choice. (That was Kwame.) But this year, the decision is a lot more difficult. No one really stands out in my mind. Everyone has made at least one big mistake, and everyone has done something to indicate that he or she wouldn't make a good Trump employee.
I have to go with Kevin this year. Unfortunately, I feel like I'm choosing the lesser of 18 evils. I think that Kevin has made the least mistakes over the past few weeks, and he seems like he understands business and its components the most. He's defended himself well in the boardroom and done enough good work to avoid being fired (at least so far). He's not quite on the same level as Bill, but if I had to hire any of this year's 18 candidates, Kevin would be the one.<--Previous 1 2 3 4 Next-->
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