stella english crowned winner apprentice 2010While many people are happy to be paid to do nothing, the 2010 Winner of the Lord Sugar led TV Apprentice is crying that she was paid to “fill in the blank spaces”.

Stella English, who beat 15 Apprentice wannabes to win the 2010 series six of the BBC One show, described the £100,000-a-year job she was offered by Lord Sugar as that of an “overpaid lackey”.

According to Yahoo Uk, “She was given a role in Lord Sugar’s Viglen division, supplying IT equipment to academy schools, but she said that when the business mogul told her he would not be renewing her contract she was given no choice but to resign.”

Fighting back her tears at a tribunal, Ms English said: “I didn’t believe they would pay me £100,000 a year to do anything less than £100,000 worth of work. The career-enhancing opportunities The Apprentice position had been sold as simply failed to materialise.”

My “Personal” take on this: I believe that during the series of the program, Ms English showed enthusiasm, eagerness, seriousness, wittiness, all the zeal to out-do all other contestants to bag the Job.

I believe also that there must be some qualities that made her get the contract and not get fired as others were. It is this simple use of her initiative that was highly needed to enable her excel on the seat of her office with a huge pay cheque of such amount.

This is what is lacking in today’s society. We want to be spoon fed and shown what to do all the time. If you are lucky to get such jobs, it’s very important you put in such zeal as was the case when you were in front of the screen, outwitting other contestants who would have appreciated the job more.

When life gives you lemons, make sure you make some great and fantastic tasting lemonade out of it. Bring the idea, put it forward and see if it won’t be supported. Don’t wait till the Manager doles out some specific duties to you. You are paid for your intelligence and business acumen, use it and better the company, by so doing, you make your mark, and become indispensable.

Bottom line; make yourself important even if others think otherwise.

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  1. When life gives you lemons, make sure you make some great and fantastic tasting lemonade out of it. Bring the idea, put it forward and see if it won’t be supported.

    Don’t wait till the Manager doles out some specific duties to you. You are paid for your intelligence and business acumen, use it and better the company, by so doing, you make your mark, and become indispensable.

    People think that the best way to make billions is by suing corporations, well maybe that's part of being an Apprentice.

    1. Very funny way of seeking for attention I must say. Ms English was beaming to the cameras today after the Tribunal hearing. I know and very much believe she would not get any penny from Lord Sugar's Empire.

    2. Adey Stainless says:

      This is an outright waste of talent! Now, the young lady is forced into the labour market again. And, the worst is that, I am almost certain that she can't secure another job with such pay in the nearest future. On a sad note, I wish to 'clearly state here that the well respected show, The Apprentice is an outright failure. Pardon my bluntness, but that's my candid opinion.

    3. While I can agree that she might not get such high-paid job again, I disagree on the "wastefulness" of the program itself.

      The Ideology behind the program is all about finding "ordinary" people who could be "pushed" to make extra-ordinary outcomes. She surpassed all other contestants, and that's why she got the job. She would have used "same tactics" and get high into the company, or even make & keep contacts. Its a great opportunity that she failed to utilise, only to come back and try to take the Company to court.

      She want's a "Celebrity Status" and believe you me, she will be invited to the "Big Brother House" next year.

      If you watch the proceedings, you will see that all she wants is just the Media Exposure.

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