Allie returns this serve fucking brilliantly, I admit, saying that she did exactly that, thanks to Andrea's status as a "self-proclaimed graphic designer," who turned in a shoddy product. Ivanka says she shouldn't have been absent from that part of the process, which I don't think is exactly fair pool, because it's boxing Allie in: either she micromanages or she doesn't, but trusting her teammates/employees to be good at the stuff they say they are good at isn't exactly a negative. I don't know; this is a peeve of Ivanka's that I can't entirely sign onto, this "ultimate responsibility" thing, because it's true in theory but it's also something you can whip out on the PM at any time, no matter their level of involvement, and if they do that, you can always jump them from the other direction and accuse them of playing kindergarten teacher. The thought behind it, I agree with, but you have to couch it in better terms to make your point. Ivanka and Junior move on to how they totally let GR poach their shit, that Allie as team leader "conceded" their position once they couldn't compete. Which is very true, and entirely the point. Allie stupidly says that this is because Gold Rush's brochure was "better," and so that even that was Andrea's fault. And I'm not siding with Andrea exactly, but that shit should have gotten Allie fired. You have got to learn how to step back and not see every fact as mixable with every other fact, because it makes it too obvious you're gunning for one particular person, which makes you look weak. Junior points out that Allie has also stated, in her own defense, that she made "substantial changes" to the brochure herself, so she shoulders that burden, and Allie's forced to take the untenable position that though her corrections were "drastic," they couldn't overpower the total nastiness of Andrea's designs. Which is just stupid.
Episode Report CardJacob Clifton: A | 628 USERS: B-
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