Wednesday, April 09, 2008

APPRENTICE: WEEK3

Well, I think I've nailed the apprentice I consider to be the biggest twat....it's good old Kevin Shaw.

A long time ago, I used to work in telesales, and the cubicles were full of guys like Kevin, who talked a good game, bigged themselves up, said they could do anything they put their mind to, and then left after couple of weeks, with cheeks blotchy-red from embarressment and egg running down their chin after failing to hit the basic sales target.

Hell, I failed too...but the difference was, I never trumpeted myself as a Gordon Gekko or a Jerry McGuire.

Basically then, Kevin seems to be something of a less-than-honest little weasel (as they all do I suppose at one point or another)....

Before: 'I know Italian food, guys. Yeah, certainly....I'm ideal being head chef. Oh yeah.'
After: 'Umm...No Sir Alan, I catagorically didn't want to be head chef. No Sir. No sirrreee. Nope.'

As for Simon, hmmm...I quite like the chap. I can why Alan quite likes him too. I suspect he considers Lance Corporal Simon Smith might be cut from similar cloth; a rough diamond with a bit of savvy. We'll see.

Prediction for a finalist? Well, it's still pretty early to make a call, but if I was going to shove some money on a couple of candidates they would be Lee McQueen (tall fella, dark hair...a poor man's Clive Owen) and Claire Young (Kerry Katona's marginally more attractive sibling)

2 comments:

Andy said...

so you noticed the look and sound of Dayffd then...it had Marie and I in stitches. I was just waiting for the line!

As to the task, bunch of muppets. is all i can say! i hope they come up with better tasks, love the advertising ones as it's not about money but about presentation and image! to a bunch of real bonafide business people!
:-D

stevemosby said...

As things stand, for a final three, I'm betting on Raef, Simon and Jennifer.

I can't stand Raef on a hundred levels, but I thought he was great as team leader: did a quietly efficient job, keeping everyone on-side. Damn it.