Essay Question (Choose one.)
1. Compare and contrast yourself with a highly successful executive. If you can't find any differences, discuss how you are soulmates and might get gay married in Massachusetts some bright spring day.
2. Write a descriptive essay about how everyone is out to get you 24/7. Use examples from your own life, and ways you cope with this challenge. If you are unable to cope in any way, make a list of unrelated things using your non-dominant hand on the wall or floor near your desk.
3. If essays are not your bag, and nobody will advise you about how to complete this assignment in a better way, call Donald Trump and babble endlessly.
Trump asks Rebecca her opinion, and she says straight-up, "I honestly think that this team cannot work with Melissa on it. Organization is particularly hard when people don't listen, and only speak. Her actions here in the Boardroom proved she doesn't listen." I think I like Rebecca. It was a short speech, but it was well-designed, rhetorically: from the oblique request for Melissa's firing, to reference to their failure as a supportive statement, to first-person evidence. Smart.
Melissa: Talks crazy.
Jen W. pipes up and notes that Melissa pulled her aside and said she "had no respect for Kristi." Trump asks why and Jen replies, hilariously, "That's the thing, I still don't understand that. She just didn't like her."
Melissa: Starts making another crazy list of this and that.
Jen W. asks her directly, "Why were you so negative throughout the task? Why do either other women think you're being too negative? You said it was because of your lack of respect for PM. Lousy excuse." Nice, Jen M. She tells Trump that Melissa caused "a lot of friction, drama, negativity." Melissa explains insanely that this is because Kristi "gets under her skin," but that "at the end of the day," she's learned to keep her feelings in check. First of all, wouldn't that be a coincidence. Secondly, um, no you haven't. Thirdly, you walked in here acting crazy, which means that this epiphany would have happened in the last thirty seconds. And finally, what the fuck, again, does that have to do with anything? "You kinda bug me." That's her excuse for sabotaging the entire group's effort. "I don't like ya." She's such an asshole, you guys! If she reminds you of anybody you know, just cut the tie now. Her ass is toxic.