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2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by RConrad » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm

It's starting to look more and more like Plan 37-B really is the 'Fire and get rid of the prima donna model' solution.

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Post by Opus the Poet » Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm

I don't understand how this is going to establish Ingrid as "not a pushover/doormat" against the manipulative "manager".
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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by Spidrift » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:24 pm

I also note that Sandra is undercutting her own “New found confidence, willing to face down Zoé” image.
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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by BlairFan » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:31 pm

Zoe already has "a piece " of Ingrid - some of her hair. ;)

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by cheshire86 » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:42 pm

The IKEA instruction sheet for "Model" is pretty interesting... :D

1) Demand to become model.
2) Upon rejection by scowling mentor, cut locks of hair.
3) Slap hair on bewbs of scowling mentor.
4) Determined stare at scowling mentor with single tear.
5) Make solemn vow of obedience.

No wonder Sandra had so much trouble. No hair snipping or bewb slapping.

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by Gotoh » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:48 pm

I don't see why Sandra's so impressed when she's seen Domenico stare Zoé down, and shout her down while he was at it. Or has she forgotten about that?

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by RConrad » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:00 pm

Opus the Poet wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm
I don't understand how this is going to establish Ingrid as "not a pushover/doormat" against the manipulative "manager".
Mind you, Sandra is speaking in the past tense.

i.e, "I would never have done that a year ago!"

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by WizzarTheRed » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:49 pm

RConrad wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm
It's starting to look more and more like Plan 37-B really is the 'Fire and get rid of the prima donna model' solution.
I wanted to believe it was all just an extreme sink or swim situation. But if Zoe is still "my way, no highway option," I have no choice but to accept that it was just an extremely passive-aggressive way of sacking Sandra.

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by brasca » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:59 pm

WizzarTheRed wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:49 pm
RConrad wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:47 pm
It's starting to look more and more like Plan 37-B really is the 'Fire and get rid of the prima donna model' solution.
I wanted to believe it was all just an extreme sink or swim situation. But if Zoe is still "my way, no highway option," I have no choice but to accept that it was just an extremely passive-aggressive way of sacking Sandra.
When has it ever been Zoe’s way to be passive aggressive?

I seriously don’t understand why a boss demanding obedience is such a difficult concept.

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by KittyHat » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:00 am

brasca wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:59 pm
I seriously don’t understand why a boss demanding obedience is such a difficult concept.
I think it's less that she demanded obedience (although doing something other than stalking around angrily and refusing to pay any attention to anything would have been helpful) and more that she outright committed a felony in order to fire Sandra in an extremely elaborate way.

Call me crazy? But I figure that qualifies as at least a little weird.

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by brasca » Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:03 am

KittyHat wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:00 am
brasca wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:59 pm
I seriously don’t understand why a boss demanding obedience is such a difficult concept.
I think it's less that she demanded obedience (although doing something other than stalking around angrily and refusing to pay any attention to anything would have been helpful) and more that she outright committed a felony in order to fire Sandra in an extremely elaborate way.

Call me crazy? But I figure that qualifies as at least a little weird.
Except that half of the complaints I read seem to be more about who-does-Zoe-think-she-is than that-seems-to-be-a-bit-much-just-to-fire-somebody. And the jury is still out on whether that was the plan. If Zoe fired her on the spot Eva would've hired her and considering how bad of an influence she's been on Marie the downward spiral would be inevitable. This really may have been for Sandra's benefit since she actually got her act together while she was back in Montreal and became a professional. Moreover, Zoe's agency paid the rent for Sandra's apartment while she was away so it's no like she awoke on a bus stop bench.

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by Dr. Jamming » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:16 am

This latest comic still does Zoe's characterization no favors. She' comes across as quite awful. uselessly and gratuitously so.

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by OllieOrOlly » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:36 am

Sure are spending a lot of time (in terms of montage footage) on rushing an arc for a superfluous gag character that was more of a prop and a pet to another minor character. I guess it is to update Sandra on what she missed, and Swedish girl's new hair is quite nice, so it isn't pointless.

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Re: 2018-09-14 Back to Sweden

Post by Valkog » Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:54 am

Woo, she maintained eye contact with the inept tyrant. I'm very impressed.
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