Michelle Sorro’s “Exit Interview”

There have been some great comments on Michelle Sorro and her “exit strategy” – if that’s what you want to call it.  Here are some of her exact words:

“What I signed up for originally is not what I’m dealing with now…”

Well, what did you expect?

“….it’s certainly not what I signed up for…”

Did you want a walk in the park resume builder?

“I don’t even feel like I want to come back to the board room(I’m sorry you feel that way!)…I would like to resign…”(ouch!)

When asked “Would you have quit if you had won?” she replied,

“I may have quit [if I had won]…” (Bold strategy, we’ll see how it works out for her!)

Closing remarks:

“I appreciated the opportunity…I have learned so much about myself…It’s a great way to get to know your strengths and weaknesses…I didn’t think it would be quite like this…I’m quitting in my [boxer’s corner] because there is something going on with my spirit…I can cope with this any way I want so for me, it doesn’t feel like I’m quitting anything, it feels like I’m actually staying true to my integrity, staying true to a process that doesn’t work for me naturally…”

All I can say is Wow – the nerve, and on National TV in front of millions of potential employers – she’s in a tough spot! To see the entire exit strategy, go here: http://apprentice.tv.yahoo.com/trump/06/episodes/week3_videos.html#1643388.

So, what has happened to endurance, accepting failure, and learning from it?  Michael Jordan, when cut from his high school basketball team, didn’t “resign” or “stay true to [his] integrity” by walking off the court.  Babe Ruth was not what you call an athletic specimen of a baseball player, but he sure worked around that.  When life gets tough, is just giving up the best “moral” thing to do so we don’t “look bad?”  In my opinion, and I may be wrong, giving up makes you look terrible!

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  1. What did giving up ever accomplish for anybody? I can’t think of anything. I can think of about a hundred stories that show persistence and not backing down pay off in the end. I think this makes her look pretty bad as well. Thanks for covering the story.