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to want to go on The Apprentice?

(21 Posts)
BreatheMe Sun 03-Mar-13 18:33:35

Not because I want to be on tv or work for Lord Sugar (I already earn a six figure salary wink )

I was just re-watching the last series, and I'd love to go on the show purely to see how well I'd do on the tasks.

Also I think I'd be much better at the interviews stages than most of them - firstly I wouldn't greet Margaret like an old friend and secondly I would at least research what Lord Sugar actually does grin

MrsWolowitz Sun 03-Mar-13 18:35:44

YABU. They're all mostly arrogant knobs.

<shudders at the memory of 'Stuart Baggs the Brand>

gordyslovesheep Sun 03-Mar-13 18:37:05

YABU you may end up having to live with Katie Twatkins mark 2 for 12 weeks

BOF Sun 03-Mar-13 18:38:48

Presuming you ae more intelligent than a goldfish, I imagine you can safely presume you would ace the tasks.

BettySuarez Sun 03-Mar-13 18:38:53

I attended a business awards thingy last year and finalist Nick Holzherr gave a presentation which provided a very funny insight into the programme grin

Apply then.

BreatheMe Sun 03-Mar-13 18:40:18

Very true MrsWolowitz

I do think some present themselves better than others. I was annoyed when Yasmin won over Kate - Kate was fantastic.

Kristina Grimes was good too.

But yes Katie Hopkins angry awful human being.

zlist Sun 03-Mar-13 18:40:18

YABU

As you already earn a six figure salary (and are possibly a little older than the average age of the candidates?) I would imagine it would be a safe bet that you would do very well at the tasks and the interview stages.

Tee2072 Sun 03-Mar-13 18:44:04

They wouldn't want you. You sound too intelligent.

dashoflime Sun 03-Mar-13 18:45:11

YANBU The tasks are really intereresting. I've thought the same thing.
I like to think I would actually think about the task is intended to test, rather than just pilling in.

BreatheMe Sun 03-Mar-13 18:45:40

I was actually joking about the six figure salary ... wish I wasn't.

Also I'm 24 so that probably places me in the middle.

Fleecyslippers Sun 03-Mar-13 18:48:09

Oh I'd love to do it cos I want mass produce some disgusting food - just for a laugh! But I already earn a 10 figure salary.......

zlist Sun 03-Mar-13 18:51:52

In that case - apply!

BreatheMe Sun 03-Mar-13 18:55:29

Oooh just remembered - he doesn't hire an apprentice anymore.

He makes an investment instead - I have no brilliant business ideas sad haha.

CheddarGorgeous Sun 03-Mar-13 18:57:37

My friend got to the final 30 before they picked the ones to go on the show. She said they picked the biggest personalities who had clashed in the audition / recruitment process to make for good telly.

georgedawes Sun 03-Mar-13 18:59:27

Is there a new series soon? I love that programme, although think I actually prefer the junior version.

BornInACrossFireHurricane Sun 03-Mar-13 19:01:54

One of my husband's relatives was on the apprentice (did very well on the show)

I think it can be a great opportunity (depending on how you act/ are portrayed)

BOF Sun 03-Mar-13 19:03:53

You were joking? Well, you're clearly a consummate bullshitter. You'll fit right in grin

stormforce10 Sun 03-Mar-13 19:14:10

YABU with your undoubted entrepreneurial skill you'd be wasting your time on the challenges. Just start your own business.

I won't be applying. I can't even count the number of figures in my salary

andubelievedthat Sun 03-Mar-13 19:42:26

yes , do apply , then have sex with some non entity ,pref . in a field ,that"s the way to go .me? i employ a young person on min. wage solely to count my money because i am to lazy to do so myself ,(and why should i ?)

I have a few friends who got quite far through the initial interview stages (to get on the show) and they all said that it was very much a case of if you didn't argue your way in, you were out. Thats probs why they are all arrogant.
One friend said you needed to shout people down etc in the team "debates" and it was EXCEPTIONALLY competitive - in a very high testosterone, putting others down kind of way.

If you do well in that kind of environment then go for it!

Personally, it makes me very uncomfortable (I'm reasonably shy) and thats why I didn't apply

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