Hire 'Apprentice' Nick Warnock - 7th May 2004
(Credit: Yahoo! News
OAKLAND, Calif. - A former Xerox copier salesman who
made it to the final episodes of Donald Trump's hit
reality show, "The Apprentice," has been
hired by the Oakland Raiders but not to play
Executive Officer Amy Trask, a fan of the NBC show,
has hired Nick Warnock, 27, to sell 143 luxury suites
at the Oakland Coliseum.
called someone else in our office equally addicted
to the show and told him, `I want to hire this guy
to sell suites,'" Trask said. "At first
he was dubious, but when we saw on his Web site that
he had a football background (he played high school
and college football), it seemed like a great idea."
flew from Los Angeles to the team's Alameda headquarters
Thursday for an interview. Although his salary and
benefits are still being negotiated, Trask said Warnock
has agreed to work for the team this season.
said she was impressed by Warnock's salesmanship on
the show and noted that many people, including Trump,
complimented his ability to close a deal.
is one of the greatest organizations in the country,"
Warnock said. "Who hasn't heard of the Raiders,
the Autumn Wind, the Silver and Black? It's as recognizable
as the Yankees."
a native of New Jersey, was among 16 candidates on
"The Apprentice" who competed for a high-paying
job with Trump. In the last episode, Trump hired Internet
entrepreneur Bill Rancic, who will oversee the construction
of a 90-story building project in Chicago.
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