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Dec16
Apprentice or Apprenti?
Apprentice or Apprenti? That is the question.

This morning the hottest topic around the water cooler seems to be the season finale last night of the Apprentice.  And here I stand, with nothing. I missed the show. Apparently, it was fireworks and the two final contestants met their maker (so to speak) and the Donald threw a curve ball.

Randal, clearly qualified to be named the Apprentice, was asked by Trump if he would hire theapprentice.jpg super-talented 23 year-old Rebecca. Apparently, Randal wasted no time in responding in the negative. And thus the debate began.  Was Randal greedy and selfish or playing by the rules of business that got him to where he was.

From my unscientific poll of unqualified geniuses, Randal left many disappointed in his decision.

I have to ask, what would you do? Not what should Randal have done, but what would you have done? If you felt you had earned the prize, would you be willing to share it? Was Randal justified? By what rules should he make the decision?  By what rules do we judge him? Business standards? Social etiquette? Moral and ethical philosophy? Are these different?

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If I were in Randal's shoes I would have not made a recommendation, I would have told Mr. Trump that he's the boss, and that it was his decision. That would have acknowledged him as the authority.

Anyway, there is an online petition at www.hirerebeccanow.com encouraging Mr. Trump to hire Rebecca for the second job. Sign it and pass it along!

I don't think that Randal would have been "sharing" the prize at all. He would still have had the same job with Mr. Trump that he has today. The second project in Jersey City was, in fact, uniquely suited to Rebecca's past experience and talent.

Given those points, yes, I think Randal was morally wrong and mean-spirited in his decision. He was also wrong on a business level as an advisor to Mr. Trump, since Rebecca would have been a great asset on that particular project.

I think that Randal started down the negative track even before Trump asked him the question.
After all of the positive examples of teamwork, and cooperation between the two final contestants... I think Randal came off as desperate to win at any cost, even if it meant taking a lower road.
Simply said... I would rather work with and/or for Rebecca.

Cathi >>>>> I could not agree more. Well said and thanks.

Chris >>>>> Who would you follow? If I read this correctly it is Rebecca. I like your analysis.

Randall made the right decision. In a contest there is only one winner. If you lose the game by 1 point, you still lose. He produced on all projects, his education is excellent, what more does he have to do? Donald Trump cannot change the rules in the middle of the game. What was Trump's motive for this???

I think that even though there was suposed to be only one winner, I think he should have also hired Rebecca. I realy liked Randall but after he said that Mr. Trump should not hire her, I lost alot of respect for him. I think that Randall made the wrong decision and I think he just wanted the prize all for himself!!!

I think ur definitely right, he should have shared the job!

Mr Trump always wanted to hire someone white! that was obvious. and finally when the black man out did everyone just like kwane did previously he threw him a curveball. and asked him if he could also hire rebecca! WTF is this? there is supposed to be ONE winner Not 2 Rebecca lost fair and square so the little white girl can shut up and sit down. I mean the american white people have had a 3 hundred year head start on most black people due to slavery and now that the black man is smarter and have proven himself more and has outdone rebecca Trump the racist asks him to also hire rebecca.. why didnt he also hire kwayne eh???? why?! you guys piss me off when you say i lost respect for randal.. in the stanley cup playoffs when you lose by one point do you share the freaken Cup?? hell NO so the hell with all of you jealous bastards. RAndal deserved it and he got it. NO if's and's or BUTs!

damn brad that was one hell of a post. LOL u got that off your chest. But for the most part i can see what you mean.

Brad,

Thanks for sharing the passion! I am not sure Mr. Trunp was saving a curve ball for the black man. I think it was a coincidence. As I noted, Randall was clearly qualified and earned the win. No one can blame him for taking the prize he earned and I don't think Rebecca was looking for sympathy or was a bad loser. To me it was a strange twist (reality TV style) and accomplished the goal of the "reality TV twist" - a publicity stunt and controversy.

Randell all the way. whos rebecca? who cares!

Randell is the right man
he won fair and square
now dont be unfair
you hate him becuase he is black
and becuase he wanted the glory that came with being number one
and now u pretend that you dont like his decision
when we know that you all would have done the samething if in his shoes,
actually that is not correct you all would have felt like saying what he said but would have been too scared and too cowardly to voice your true opinion,
no one else had to share the prize,
their is only one winner and that was randell
trump had no right to ask him to also hire rebecca
the only reason rebecca got that far was becuase her leg was broken and randell helped her out. so dont deny the facts and get over it.

Randell is the right man
he won fair and square
now dont be unfair
you hate him becuase he is black
and becuase he wanted the glory that came with being number one
and now u pretend that you dont like his decision
when we know that you all would have done the samething if in his shoes,
actually that is not correct you all would have felt like saying what he said but would have been too scared and too cowardly to voice your true opinion,
no one else had to share the prize,
their is only one winner and that was randell
trump had no right to ask him to also hire rebecca
the only reason rebecca got that far was becuase her leg was broken and randell helped her out. so dont deny the facts and get over it.

HI


Hello.. I´m form Argentina..
I think, Rebecca and Randall, are both qualified for the job.
Everybody loved Randall, during the whole project. He was the only one who didn´t have any problem with any one.
I really love Rebecca, too. She was so calm in the right moment.
Mr. Trump made the right decition.
I´m to young to talk about it, but that´s what i think.

BYE

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