But there is no shutting the Crusading Jennifer Yap. She starts to talk about how she knows all about Trump's company, and pulls out the one fact she has at her disposal, which is the number of employees Trump has, which she waves around and demonstrates that Sandy doesn't know. And granted, it would have been great if Sandy had known, but honestly, that's such a suck-up move at this point that it doesn't impress me all that much. That, again, is an example of how Jen uses tactical BS in the Boardroom to compensate for the fact that she doesn't do a damn thing, and everyone knows it. If Jen could win on performance, she wouldn't need stunts like that, and she wouldn't need to be such a jerk all the time. When she starts haranguing Sandy in this enormously patronizing way about how Sandy doesn't even know what she's getting into, Sandy points out that she owns two companies, because she took the risk at 21 of opening a business at which she's been very successful, and that she's proved herself a bunch of times in her career, and in the tasks in the competition. When Jen jumps in to talk about her own business experience, Sandy makes the misstep of saying Jen isn't in a business where "the bottom line matters to [her]," and that's certainly not true, because big law firms are basically just like cardboard box factories, in that you produce a certain number of boxes for a certain amount of money, and then you go home. For the first several years, most associates are not exactly flexing their intellectual muscles -- they're making boxes, and they're punching a clock, and that's the story of big firm life as it has been described to me by everyone I know who's ever done it. ["Jen's firm goes bankrupt, Jen isn't on the hook for it. Sandy's firm goes bankrupt, Sandy goes to work at the Gap. Sandy's point stands, as far as I'm concerned." -- Sars] Jen makes this point in a more glamorous way about how she's "profitable," which I'm sure is also true.
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