We know how it works. The premise is simple. Round up fifteen or so ‘business people’ and put them in front of Lord ‘Bongo Drums’ Sugar. They must have vague job titles which include the words ‘global’ ‘brand’ and ‘manager’ (in fact, there’s one right there). They must have faces you wouldn’t tire of driving … Continue reading Business acumen? Grammar is what I’m worried about, Lord Sugar.
One thing all employers look for – my company included – is experience. You can't get a qualification for that and aside from being a prerequisite of almost any 'serious' job, it is an essential tool you'll call on every minute of your working life, far more than you will that lecture you think you possibly attended four years ago in the midst of a hazy hangover.
It appears the Weather – unlike our government, banking bosses and Sky News – has been determined to see us through the recession.
I'm fed up of the doom mongering media we are surrounded by these days. They're not happy unless we're all fatally miserable.
Deals that would normally have taken one meeting and a couple of weeks of chasing now take three meetings and months of negotiations over price.
It certainly wasn't the cheery punch-me-in-the-face car salesman greeting you expect to receive on entering their domain.
Pulling such stunts in any other job in Britain would see them out on their ear without as much as their pencil sharpner to keep as a momento.