"The Apprentice"- Fired Twice in One Week

By MARK McGUIRE, Staff writer First published: Friday, October 1, 2004

“For the second time in two days, Slingerlands native and “Apprentice” contestant Jennifer Crisafulli was apparently fired Thursday — this time from her real job — for remarks she made on the NBC reality show.

An official with the Manhattan firm Prudential Douglas Elliman said Thursday that Crisafulli, a 32-year-old real estate agent with the firm, would not be welcomed back because of comments she made on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Apprentice.”

Crisafulli, who now lives in Manhattan, made remarks that were perceived by some as anti-Semitic.

“We do not intend to have an individual in our organization who subscribes to this point of view,” Steven James, Elliman’s senior vice president and executive director of sales, told the Times Union on Thursday night. “They are not wanted. They are not needed.”

But was she fired? James would not use the word, citing legal reasons, and Crisafulli said no one from Elliman contacted her Thursday. She did say it appeared she was about to be let go, if she hasn’t been fired already.”

For the full story use the link above. What this demonstrates is that you need to be very careful about what you say in public. Readers already know that I think that she was an idiot for speaking this way and that it was wrong.

As for whether she should have been fired by her “real time” job, well that is a different story. If you do things that are damaging to your employer you place yourself at great risk.

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1 Comment

  1. Anonymous October 2, 2004 at 12:49 am

    So what did the girl say that was so profoundly ‘anti-semitic’? Must have been nothing too serious if it has been aired on national tv. A show for the masses like ‘the apprentice’ is bound to seduce controversial statements from it’s rather ignorant contestants. If anything trump should be the man to blame for exploiting the candidates of the show.

    I don’t know what’s more laughable, an apprentice talking semitism or jews making a big deal out of it. If it was only a remark of one of those wannabe-trumps i’d recommend to drop the case immediately before they make themselves anymore ridiculous.

    Who takes ‘the apprentice’ serious? Obviously people with way too much time on their hands.

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