I watched Young Apprentice the other night, expecting to feel utterly nauseated by a load of precocious little clever-clogs.
Not so. Actually, I was impressed.
The kids put the adults who are usually vying for Sugar’s dosh to shame.
Aged only 16 and 17, they are just as smart as the grown-ups.
They seem to know what they want and realise that getting it relies on hard work, taking a calculated risk and developing a smooth line in patter. They had so much of the latter, I pitied their parents come Christmas time.
Unlike Apprentice adults, supposedly already winners in the workplace and usually an egotistical bunch of narcissists who think nothing of back-stabbing their way to the top, the sweet, earnest teen wannabes have so far remained well-mannered, fair and honest.
Makes you think, doesn’t it?
About what the world of work and the pursuit of an ever-bigger salary does to bring out the worst in people.