You’re Fired.

The void from the Great British Bake Off finishing has now been filled with another programme. Some would say it is a better programme, and I am certainly one of those people.

As The Apprentice graced the television screens across the nation, it meant that the people of the UK would get to witness monumental mess-ups and soaring successes.


But if we look closely at The Apprentice, what can it really teach us about real life?

Before I begin, I just want you all to know that I like The Apprentice, but sometimes it is a bit far-fetched.

This week, it was the Fish challenge. The competitors had to go to a fish market and buy the ingredients they needed to produce the food for the day to sell. After buying the food, they get to just walk in to a kitchen that is fully stocked with what they need, along with a chef advising them of what to do.

If that was real life, the business man or woman would have to hire a kitchen, and hire a chef in order to proceed with making the food. In my opinion, that should be part of the process to make it as realistic as possible.

A question that was raised in this episode, was ‘is being to decisive a good thing?’

April, the PM for the task, went to the fish market and bought the ingredients from the first vendor stall she was at. Realistically she should have went round the whole market to get the best price.

Being a decisive person is a good thing, but I also think that all options do have to be considered when dealing with anything, not just a profit margins challenge.

However, I do have to say that The Apprentice also advises of some good points. Take Dan for example. He didn’t sell anything at all, but like Karren said, surely everyone can sell something. He was very enthusiastic, but it isn’t enthusiasm that sells.

It really does go to show that you could think that you are the best at something, and when put in a kind of real life scenario, it doesn’t always go your way. I think the most important point that we can all take from this weeks episode is to just try your best at everything you do, and you will succeed at some point.

It’s just a shame that the competitors don’t have a long time to prove themselves, but you don’t really get that in real life either. Bonus in real life is that you can’t get fired from real life. Although sometimes I wish you could, just for a little break.

Just as an end note, I would also like to applaud Sir Alan Sugar’s attempt at humour at the very start of the show. It may be the best line of the whole season, and I’ve only watched the first episode, but here it is….

If I wanted to be loved, I’d go on Tinder.

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