Apprentice Thoughts

Once again, the BBC has a series of the Apprentice running. And yet again, every single contestant currently appears to be an inveterate fuckknuckle with all the business skills of a bundle of second-hand scrotum skin.

What I don’t understand about the competitors (more even than being so massively underprepared and underqualified) is what think will happen afterwards.  This year, there’s 18 competitors, and that means that 17 are going to lose, and go back to reality.

But anyone who has seen the programme will know that they’re insufferable, incompetent, and in most cases utterly vile human beings who couldn’t truly run a business if their lives depended on it.

So – what happens when they look for new work? Or even just return to the job where they’ve managed to negotiate a break or sabbatical? (Come to think of it, that situation might be even worse, with the added weight of expectations etc.)

I know that if, regardless of whether I were interviewing or being interviewed, any single one of them were in the room, I’d know they’re (at best) useless, gobby, opinionated, and shit at their supposed job; and wouldn’t work with them.  I’m sure I’m not the only one who’d do the same.

All told, pretty mind-boggling.

2 Comments on “Apprentice Thoughts”

  1. Gordon says:

    So why watch it?

    The Apprentice boggles my mind. I can see the appeal of things like Strictly and even X-Factor, there is a ‘skill’ being shown, but the Apprentice has never really been about that for me but then, I’ve only ever watched … well not even one full episode.

    What’s the appeal?

  2. Lyle says:

    Honestly, I don’t know. In many ways it’s like watching a road accident – you know it’s going to be bad, but you can’t stop watching anyway.

    Other than that, I do find it interesting with regard to the psychology; wondering what drives people to make the decisions and choices they do, how they work with others etc., but also what I would do in similar circumstances etc.

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