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The Tedium Continues…. June 5, 2012

Posted by Audit Monkey in The State of the British Nation, Working Life in Britain.
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So the tedium is over. And no, I’m not talking about the Jubilee celebrations that have droned on all weekend but the conclusion of ‘The Apprentice’ on BBC1.  I’ve got to say I’m disappointed with the result because after several months of waiting, our budding entrepreneurs could only come up with the following ‘business’ ideas:
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The Apprentice October 20, 2010

Posted by Audit Monkey in The State of the British Nation, Working Life in Britain.
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Nah, not me, but the Beeb’s latest installment of The Apprentice. I used to be a fan but now I’m not. It’s turned into a nouveax version of the Generation Game. The other week the candidates were making sausages; this week they’ve had a stab at making bread rolls and croissants.

Come on, how many wannabes in business, be they working in marketing, finance, sales or auditing for that matter, know how to make sausages and bread rolls? If you let a bunch of amateurs having a go at food production, the likelihood is the end product may be slightly awry. If I wanted to work in a bread shop and dish out sausage rolls, I’d be working in Greggs.

I’m sure the candidates probably thought the same but the thought of a juicy hundred grand salary with Lord Sugar Cubes kept them motivated. However, I’m beginning to think that The Apprentice is falling flat as a pancake.