Mark Burnett Productions, producers of reality TV programming, recently sent out an e-mail to employers looking for employees who had been laid off to compete in a special show of The Apprentice. The idea was to offer those recently let go a chance at getting back to work.
In addition to the recently unemployed, the show also intended to reach out to college graduates and the older, more experienced worker segment to participate.
Just two days later, recipients of the first e-mail received a "NBC has decided not to move forward with this idea" message. It wasn't necessarily a "you're fired" message but it certainly was a quick letdown on the possibility of someone in this group gaining a new job.
There was no word on Donald Trump's involvement in the decision...