The Apprentice 2017 Week 8

gallery-1511381030-screen-shot-2017-11-22-at-200250This week the show finally went to the dogs. Apparently doggie day care is all the range nowadays and people will pay lots of money on their best friend and each team had to offer a variety of services for dog owners including a spa day, activities, photo shoots and poop-a-scoop services.

Charles once again put his name in the hat to be project manager on the basis that he owns dogs and for the first time this series they let him be project manager probably just to shut him up.

James put his name in the hat again for Graphene and it was agreed that he could have another go at the job despite the fact that he knows nothing about dogs and the fact that he presided over the losing team the previous week.

Both teams were really keen on offering the spar to their clients and both teams pitched for that and the activity sessions. Vitality managed to win the day for the spa with Graphene having to make do with the activities which did not make them very happy but they went with it as they didn’t really have a choice in the matter.

With the teams split up half the teams went to drum up business offering to clear up dog crap from anywhere with Graphene getting the gig to clear up a massive lawn in time for a wedding, after the other team failed to win over the client mostly due to Andrew swearing during the pitch, and also as they didn’t charge as much for the gig as the other team.

When they got there they also agreed to clear up goose crap as well as the dog mess but for the same fee which was better for the client than for the people involved. Of course they did it but not without moaning about it the whole time.

The team who didn’t get the stately hall gig went round door to door and managed to do quite well as people are willing to pay in order that they do not have to pick up dog mess and they soon realised that this could be quite lucrative as they were able to do smaller jobs for more money than they would have got for one large job as it were.

Elizabeth and Joanne were in charge of the doggie activities with Charles, Jade and Michaela in charge of the doggie spa. Well I say Charles, Jade and Michaela but it was really just Jade and Michaela as Charles supervised and sat back. At least Elizabeth and Joanne each got stuck in and appeared to work together quite well without much moaning on the part of Joanne and a bit less taking over by Elizabeth who actually listened to her colleague for once.

The rest of the teams worked on getting as much money as they could. Bushra, Harrison and James offered photo shoots for doggies and managed to get a few gigs including on for a charity who offered them 200 to take photos of them for a possible calender but in the end managed to take only a couple of decent pictures and didn’t get the full amount they had agreed with the client which wasn’t great.

But they managed to get quite a lot of money for clearing up crap so it might not been such a disaster that they didn’t get all of the money from the photoshoot. Having said that the stately home team didn’t get all the money they were promised either as they didn’t complete the job and also people were charged more for the activities and some people and they had to honour all of the customers at the lower price mark to keep from people asking for their money back so both teams managed to cock up as bad as the others do no change there.

In the end it was Vitality who didn’t make the most money from their spa treatments and their poop-a-scoop and other services when compared to the other Graphene who were able to actually lose money and still win.

This was mostly down to them not making the most of their winning of the stately home contract and upselling on the spa treatments. Charles took Anisa and Andrew into the boardroom with him and there was carnage with all three people fired.

This was going to happen sooner or later and this time it would be hard to disagree with him even though in previous tasks this could also have happened on more than occasion

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