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Topic: Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"
Posted by: Richard Cathcart
Date/Time: 04/12/15 00:15:00

The other day I was listening on the radio to Charlie Mullins, who left school at 16 with no qualifications, took up a plumber's apprenticeship and went on to make a fortune with Pimlico Plumbers.

Conversation turned to 'The Apprentice', about which he was particularly scathing.

I've since googled him on the subject and found this:


"[Pimloco Plumbing are] up to 200 people now, and looking to add another 10-20% to headcount next year. But finding new apprentices is always a challenge.† If I ruled the world, I would ban programmes like The Apprentice from the telly. It devalues the word Ďapprenticeí Ė itís nothing to do with apprentices! - and gives young people totally the wrong idea about business. The workplace isnít a frightening, intimidating place with someone hollering at you all the time. And it takes three years to train an apprentice; you canít just do a few silly tasks and get a £100,000 salary afterwards.
I donít like Lord Sugarís mannerisms. Heís just in it for the ratings and that attitude is sending this country backwards.† A load of halfwits running round London trying to please a Lord? Great message, that."
http://www.managementtoday.co.uk/features/1160264/my-week-charlie-mullins-pimlico-plumbers/
(On the radio, he called Sugar a "bully")

From the few minutes of the Apprentice I've watched, I reckon anyone who watches regularly is as big a half wit as the contestants.



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"I want the cars the girls and the power"14/10/15 21:06:00 Julian Pavey
   Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"14/10/15 21:15:00 Linda Leaney
      Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"14/10/15 21:29:00 Linda Leaney
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      Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"14/10/15 21:45:00 Julian Pavey
         Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"14/10/15 21:52:00 Linda Leaney
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"14/10/15 21:57:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"14/10/15 22:01:00 Julian Pavey
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            Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"15/10/15 16:38:00 Julian Pavey
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                                 :"I want the cars the girls and the power"22/10/15 09:57:00 Keith Iddon
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   Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"04/12/15 00:15:00 Richard Cathcart
      Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"04/12/15 07:33:00 Georgina Flint
         Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"04/12/15 08:10:00 Philippa Bond
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"04/12/15 09:09:00 bobby osborne
      Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"04/12/15 10:02:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"04/12/15 23:05:00 Claudia Jachtmann
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"20/12/15 22:25:00 Julian Pavey
               Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"20/12/15 22:33:00 Georgina Flint
                  Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"20/12/15 22:40:00 Julian Pavey
                     Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"20/12/15 22:44:00 Georgina Flint
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      Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"21/12/15 10:59:00 Adam Beamish
         Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"21/12/15 11:36:00 bobby osborne
            Re:Re:Re:Re:"I want the cars the girls and the power"21/12/15 11:54:00 Julian Pavey
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