Aimee blah blahs at the Kinetic Kids about how she's "sad and stressed about everything" because somebody has to go, and it's going to be weird no matter who it is, but especially if it's her, because she's going to freak out. She talks about how she doesn't want to bash Jenn, but the fact is that she knew that the mall was half-Hispanic and yet did not address that, meaning that it's all Jenn's fault. And you know what, I don't even need to go off on a thing here, because racial profiling is a thorny issue but it's not that thorny, really, and either you get it or you don't get it, or you are interested in using discussing it as a pretext for your own casual racism, or as an aversive way of expressing your ignorance racism while thinking you can hide behind it as rational discourse (a la "Black people can use the N word, so why can't white people?"), and none of those things I'm really into talking about this week, so whatever. Either you get it, or you're an asshole, basically, and I'm not writing it down for the benefit of either of those groups. Aimee tells us at length about how great she did, and how she "managed the team the way they wanted," but they totally turned on her and were uncreative and rolled eyes and pointed fingers, and also Jenn is a bitch. So then she goes to Jenn, and Jenn tells her to shove it, because reporting to Aimee what her own eyeballs can see shouldn't be anybody's responsibility on a team, and she interviews that Aimee is making a big mistake bringing any of this to her door, considering the marked and documentable failures that Aimee specializes in. They have a short, civil conversation, and Aimee stalks off, and Jenn takes a sip from a water bottle and waits for Aimee to bring it on. It's pretty great.
Andie talks without moving her face and her smile doesn't reach her eyes, and then inside the boardroom, I'm once more led to ask: If you're in a room with Heidi, how do you look at other stuff? I would have to put like a strobe light in the corner to remind me to look away or blink. I mean, damn. I liked the whole transcript thing last week, did you? Well, we're doing it again this week for the boardroom, because I think it's funny to pretend they're this interesting in transcript format.
Trump: So what went wrong?
Aimee: People speak Spanish, which I didn't know. They did this in the mall, which impaired their ability to be sold to, and then they also did it at the kiosks, which hampered the computer's ability to be understood. Basically they gave up speaking English every time it would negatively impact the task. Luckily, there were Derek and Muna there, speaking Spanish.
Surya: So this interfered at the point of conversion?
Derek: That's what she said. But also, that's not actually the problem. She's a terrible manager.
Trump: So is she a good or bad manager?
Derek: Um. She's an excellent hard worker? And in terms of having no leadership whatsothefuckever, I really like the hands-off approach, but...some people wanted her to lead us, or manage the group, in a way where she was doing things, or leading, or managing. I guess we were spoiled by Heidi.
Trump: Congratulations, Derek, you just got her fired. In about twenty minutes from now.