The Apprentice

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  • A-Vic
    A-Vic Registered Posts: 6,970
    Nice one Stella

    well the better person won
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734
    A-Vic wrote: »
    well the better person won

    evn with the "i'm not an accountant" comment.
  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954
    Primble wrote: »
    evn with the "i'm not an accountant" comment.

    Yeah its always good to sell your lack of financial skills in the business world :D

    I thought the last two contestants we're fairly evenly matched, she obviously had the proven track record, why why let him in the contest if thats a must.
  • *Jo
    *Jo Registered Posts: 509
    To be fair on the "your hired" show after, Lord Sugar did say openly that the rules of the contest say 1 person has to get a job but his door is open should Chris want to come knocking on it for employment.

    I thought that sounded like he will give him a job as well which is nice.
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415
    Nothing like resurrecting an old thread and it looks like this one has travelled through more than a single series!

    TONIGHT, BEEBLY ONE!

    I expect discussions here shortly afterwards with woefully inaccurate predictions to win.
  • Londina
    Londina MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 814
    OMG that Edward the accountant needs to get fired...such a rude arrogant!!
  • Primble
    Primble Registered Posts: 734
    what do these people have against accountancy? see above what we were saying last time
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415
    Yes, but he was a complete plank. Good job he subsequently became a * cough * recruitment consultant!

    I may have made that up!
  • slackda
    slackda Registered Posts: 460
    what a muppet, my money is on the soupman! love the comment "i'll just disfuse this situation"...
  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954
    blobbyh wrote: »
    Nothing like resurrecting an old thread and it looks like this one has travelled through more than a single series!

    TONIGHT, BEEBLY ONE!

    I expect discussions here shortly afterwards with woefully inaccurate predictions to win.

    Good work!

    I was hooked after the first 5 mins, as many cringable quotes as the whole of last series!

    "Don't tell me the sky's the limit when theres footprints on the moon", awesome.

    I was expecting something from the accountant... I thought for once someone would do some good calculations, but he was intent on "breaking the mold".

    Then there was the derogatory comment from another contestant about being an accountant, thankyou Lord Sugar for setting him straight; "many of the large businesses are run by accountants!"
  • craggle87
    craggle87 Registered Posts: 24 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    I'm hooked to the show!! Looking forward to tonight's :)

    For me there seemed to be too much board room time this season, maybe i'm wrong and half of the programme has always been in the boardroom but i would like to see more time on the street. Still a great watch!
  • Londina
    Londina MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 814
    craggle87 wrote: »
    I'm hooked to the show!! Looking forward to tonight's :)

    For me there seemed to be too much board room time this season, maybe i'm wrong and half of the programme has always been in the boardroom but i would like to see more time on the street. Still a great watch!

    I agree, it used to be the last 15min in the boardroom, now it's half time!!

    anyway, the programme used to be a business one with proper professionals, now it's simply entertaining, however I still like it!
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415
    PGM wrote: »
    ...thank you Lord Sugar for setting him straight; "many of the large businesses are run by accountants!"

    IMO, accountants generally do not make good CEO's. By nature they're too cautious, almost always treat the company money as if it's their own - i.e. never want to spend any - and good CEO's need to take qualified risks, not be risk averse, to head a successful and ambitious enterprise.
  • arleneld
    arleneld Registered Posts: 56 ? ? ?
    Should CEO's have an apostrophe ?
  • Rachel
    Rachel FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 349 Dedicated contributor ? ? ?
    I took an instant dislike to the HR woman who was in charge of the money, the faces and head movements she made drove me mad.

    Also the girls pm Melody bigged herself up far too much, I bet she crashes and burns soon.

    I thought he was going to keep Edward in, as previously there seemed to be a pattern of keeping the idiots in.
  • shadeofblue
    shadeofblue Registered Posts: 64 ? ? ?
    What a disgrace!!
    Edward Hunter made the Accountancy Profession look like a soggy biscuit!!
    I was soo ashamed be an Accountant last night ! and to think he was trained by one of the UK's top firms. hmmm I wonder who they are??!!

    I asume he couldn't return to his day job!
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415
    arleneld wrote: »
    Should CEO's have an apostrophe ?

    You tell me. CEOs doesn't look correct and is picked up by the spell checker so in this instance, I would say yes...
  • slackda
    slackda Registered Posts: 460
    oh leon.........what a mess..... but seriously both apps were utter tosh, but the boys pithced alot better in most cases...
  • arleneld
    arleneld Registered Posts: 56 ? ? ?
    blobbyh wrote: »
    You tell me. CEOs doesn't look correct and is picked up by the spell checker so in this instance, I would say yes...

    Writing it out in full instead of the abbreviated form:

    Chief Executive Officers - Plural
    Chief Executive Officer's - Possessive

    Not sure if the spellcheck corrects grammar ?
  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954
    arleneld wrote: »
    Writing it out in full instead of the abbreviated form:

    Chief Executive Officers - Plural
    Chief Executive Officer's - Possessive

    Not sure if the spellcheck corrects grammar ?

    So, is it CEOs' ?

    Because its neither plural nor possessive.
  • arleneld
    arleneld Registered Posts: 56 ? ? ?
    Isnt it plural ? He is talking about more than one. "and good CEO's need to take qualified risks"
  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954
    arleneld wrote: »
    Isnt it plural ? He is talking about more than one. "and good CEO's need to take qualified risks"

    Oh yeah of course.

    What does it mean again when the ' is after the s?
  • Nikdoug
    Nikdoug Registered Posts: 69 ? ? ?
    Possessive plural.
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    Cewl, free English grammar teachings. I didn't know that one yet. Although I possibly learned this in high school and then forgot about it, as English wasn't really my strongest point.

    Any other interesting grammar bits?
  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954
    Rinske wrote: »
    Cewl, free English grammar teachings. I didn't know that one yet. Although I possibly learned this in high school and then forgot about it, as English wasn't really my strongest point.

    Any other interesting grammar bits?

    there their and they're is one thats often used wrongly...
  • Rinske
    Rinske Registered Posts: 2,453
    PGM wrote: »
    there their and they're is one thats often used wrongly...

    I know that one though, I do try to watch out for it! :)
  • blobbyh
    blobbyh Registered Posts: 2,415
    Not that I really care two hoots about the turn of this thread (to put it politely), it's actually CEOs.

    But seeing as we currently have the spelling police on the forum...
    slackda wrote: »
    pithced

    ... tut tut slackda.
  • arleneld
    arleneld Registered Posts: 56 ? ? ?
    blobbyh wrote: »
    Not that I really care two hoots about the turn of this thread (to put it politely), it's actually CEOs.

    But seeing as we currently have the spelling police on the forum...



    ... tut tut slackda.



    oooooooooooooooo !

    It was just meant to be lighthearted.

    Back to the subject, hope the Irish chap wins.

    Have a good weekend :)
  • Bluewednesday
    Bluewednesday Registered Posts: 1,624
    arleneld wrote: »
    Back to the subject, hope the Irish chap wins.

    Super Jim the Jedi - definitely gets my vote but that's because he persuaded me to think that way!!
  • PGM
    PGM Registered Posts: 1,954
    Super Jim the Jedi - definitely gets my vote but that's because he persuaded me to think that way!!

    I agree, he seems the sane one amongst a bunch of knobs.
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