Thank you to Mama Tiger and lorene for the replies. Silence can be so discouraging sometimes.
Now, on to the episode…
Live coverage of the point assignment:
Andrea: -2 for breaking down in tears because of Brent’s return. First of all, losing control is bad. Second, losing control in a ‘girly’ way is especially bad. Business leaders don’t cry over stuff like this. At least not in public.
Roxanne: +1 for trying to comfort Andrea.
Dan: not a point assignment, but I find it ironic that the very first noteworthy thing you’ve done is take two days off. Your dignified defense of yourself was a small plus, but not enough to garner a point.
Lenny: -1 for riding Dan and Lee over their decision to celebrate the holiday.
Teresa: -1 for the decision to make the event ‘just like an auto show.’ Are you stupid or what? These guys are the ones who PUT ON autoshows. It’s their business! Cars on turntables, pretty models, lots of balloons…those are the standard tools of their trade. They aren’t going to be one little bit impressed by them. In fact, I imagine more than a few found it somewhere between amusing and insulting to have those old tricks used on them.
Tarek: +1 for bringing up, several times, the need for a theme to ground the event. You’d get more points for it, except you couldn’t get Teresa to listen to you, and weren’t persuasive enough to get anyone else on the team to join in on your side. It was a critical point. If you’d managed to make her listen you’d have garnered multi points – but you seem to have given up after she interrupted and ignored you a couple of times.
Teresa: -1 for cutting off Tarek. You claim to have recognized the need for creative thought, assigned someone to the task…and then refused to pay any attention to his thoughts.
Teresa: -1 for settling on ‘experience of class’ as your theme-substitute for the event. You were tasked to create an event for car dealers that would be “interactive, educative, inspiring.” Which of those did ‘experience of class’ relate to???
Andrea: +1 for putting the finding of a theme first, before going on to execution. There’s no point in marching until you have a destination in mind.
Andrea: +1 for fobbing Brent off on an assignment that looked like it mattered but couldn’t cause problems if he screwed up.
Michael: +1 for coming up with the “Nature…refined” tag line.
Brent: -1 for basically sluffing off the meeting and going off to eat while the meeting was going on. Yes, you were frustrated that your ideas weren’t being used, but at least pretent to be a good team member.
??? I’d award points for coming up with the rock climbing and fly fishing events, but I couldn’t tell whose they were.
Lenny: +1 for hard work in setting up tent/stage/balloon arch.
Tarek: -1 for the hideous golf course. Apparently you wanted astroturf to begin with, were originally refused by Andrea, and then she gave in…and you couldn’t find a dealer to do it in the time left. Perhaps you should have checked out the site a day ahead? Located a dealer ‘just in case’?
Lenny: -1 for “not my problem” over the generator. Yes, I, too would have assumed there would be electricity available, but once Bryce pointed out the problem, I’d have stepped up to solve it instead of shrugging it away.
Bryce: +2 - one for getting the generator, and another point for discovering the problem and solving it on your own initiative because you correctly understand the importance of helping your team win.
Tarek: -1 for the banned skeet shooting. He was in charge of it, and checking on whether firearms could be used in a public area should have been a no brainer.
Andrea: +2 for coming up with a great substitute event on almost zero notice.
Bryce: -1 for inadequately instructing the models. True, he had little time, but it was still a bad job.
Teresa: -1 for the stupid horse & carriage rides. Again, have you no idea who your audience is? Buggy rides thrill little kids, and maybe brides and prom queens. Car dealers? <yawn> You’ll note by contrast that Synergy gave the dealers rides IN THE CAR they were promoting! Duh.
Charmaine: -1 over the untrained models.
Charmaine: -2 for hiring a horribly inappropriate comedienne and then paying her $1700 for what appears to have been about a half-hour standup routine. BTW, I saw that there were women among the car dealers, why didn’t you or the comedienne?
Win/lose points: Synergy ruled, Gold Rush drooled. Synergy had a great theme and all their efforts went to interactive, hands on events for the dealers. Gold Rush had one thing for the dealers to do (the golf chipping) and otherwise they were supposed to passively admire the car and models, listen to a comedian, drink, ride in the carriage… Teresa gets -3, Andrea gets +3.
Selecting Boardroom Victims: Choosing Tarek is defensible (for the awful golf course) but Lenny was not. And Charmaine above all should have been there. So Teresa :-2 for bringing Lenny.
Lenny: -1 for bringing up Dan and Lee’s taking the holiday after DT had already shown he was okay with them going, as well as George.
Tarek: +1 for good self-defense and well-expressed attack on Teresa.
Lenny: -1 for being excessively combative in the board room. Not just defending himself, but attacking everyone else indiscriminately. “Fire them all.” Trump called you a comedian, a funny guy. I don’t think that is high on his list of desired traits in his Apprentice.
Teresa: -1 for blaming everyone else for not carrying through on her wonderful ideas, when her ideas to begin with were horrible.
Tarek: -1 for Trump’s coming back with “Step it up…if you can” after Tarek promised to step it up. It looks to me like DT still has you mentally marked for firing whenever convenient.
Scores for the Candidates
(BTW, in the scores for episode 2 I forgot to set to zero the current episode counts for those who didn’t get any plus OR minus points last time. The cumulative totals were correct for everyone.)
Name : points for this episode : cumulative points
Andrea: +5 : +6
Allie : 0 : +3
Roxanne : +1 : +3
Sean : 0 : +2
Michael: +1 : +2
Tammy: +1 : +1
Leslie : 0 : +1
Bryce : +1 : +1
Lee : 0 : 0
Dan : 0 : 0
Lenny: -3 : 0
Charmaine : -3 : -3
Brent: -1 : -5
Tarek :-1 : -9
Name : Score in final episode : cumulative score : # episodes lasted : pts/episode
Teresa: -10 : -11 : 3 episodes : -3.7 pts/episode
Pepi: -6 : -5 : 2 episodes : -2.5 pts/episode
Stacy : -7 : -7 : 2 episodes : -3.5 pts/episode
Summer: -12 : 1 episode : -12 pts/episode
Note: Three episodes and now Dan is the sole remaining stealth candidate. C’mon, DO or SAY something. No one can be THAT vanilla through and through…