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The Apprentice: Los Angeles, Extras, Episode 10: If There’s A Bustle In Your HedgerowPage 3
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The Boardroom continues with another clip, this one primarily focusing on Angela. Before Angela takes her place in the hot seat, however, Ivanka wants to know if James sent Nicole to Kinetic to separate her from Tim because of their personal relationship. She wonders if perhaps they were ineffective together, but James assures her that they were not, and adds that their relationship is what made it so difficult to lose Nicole to the other team. Nicole adds that they worked very well together, in fact.
It is at this point that the conversation shifts to Angela and her effectiveness as a leader. Trump asks the other members of Kinetic whether Angela was a good leader, and all of them speak highly of her, as if they are reluctant to call her a poor leader, choosing instead to say she is not a micro-manager, and emphasizing what a good team player she is. Trump goes all Brooklyn on us and asks again whether Angela is a good “lead-ah.” Eventually, it becomes clear that while her teammates hold her in high esteem, Angela is viewed as being at fault for the loss.
Ivanka feels Kinetic’s sales strategy was unusual, and James notes that he perceived their sales pitch to be weak. Trump adds that, as four beautiful women, they had an advantage, unfair or not, and should have outsold Arrow. Life isn’t always fair, he adds, but sometimes women have an advantage, and he admits that given a choice between them and James, (who he calls a “good-looking guy”) he’ll buy from them every time. Ah, Trump. Melania’s not going to like that. Better stage one of your fake phone calls and smooth things over. Better yet, maybe give Tiffany’s a jingle and have them send over a shiny new object—seems to me your L.A. digs are a little “bling-lite.”
Trump begs Angela to defend herself, as he clearly does not want to see his Li’l Olympian sent home—for with her go her shiny medals. Though she’s a good sport about it, she knows her moments are numbered, and so his hand is forced- she’s fired. While I always felt Trump overestimated Angela’s performance on the show, she seems like a lovely person—never a bad word about anyone. I wish her well.
And as we say goodbye to Angela, we take a look at her exit interview. In it, she says she wanted to pair her athletic achievements, which represent reaching for the top, with her academic accomplishments, to make her mark in the business world. She is a cum laude graduate of Harvard with experience in commercial and residential real estate. She feels fortunate to have competed in 3 different Olympiads and feels she learned many skills along the way. In reflecting on her final task, she says she’s not a sore loser; she’ll shake your hand and say good job—but she doesn’t respect when people cross ethical boundaries, and she feels there were several times that Arrow crossed the line. In retrospect, she laughingly says she doesn’t think the roller skates were a good idea. Going into the Boardroom, she felt confident she would be supported by her teammates, but when it soon became clear that no one was backing her, she got a strong feeling she wasn’t going to escape a firing.
Angela says the best part of her experience was the exposure to such a wide variety of industries. At this point, she’s trying to figure out her career path. She feels there are many exciting opportunities that await her; it’s just a matter of honing in on the right path.
And with that, gentle readers, I bid you farewell. Here’s looking forward to next week’s installment of The Young and the Hedgeless. Until then, I look forward to hearing your thoughts on all things Apprentice. Ciao!
Kathy Lonergan is a stressed-out teacher with nine more school days until spring break. Some of her interests include helicopters, William Petersen, and poking fun at Donald Trump. There are many more, but these were most recently cited. She’s not that limited, people—really . If you’d like to fill her mailbox with stuff other than spam, you can e-mail her at KATHY.LONERGAN@YAHOO.COM<--Previous 1 2 3
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