Whoa, that was close! After Trace and Sarah got fired, I fully expected to be the next one to go. Plus, Jeff scheduled my review for Friday afternoon and everyone knows people always get fired on Fridays. It didn't help that the cameras followed me around for the entire day (which they never do because my job rarely sees me do anything too sensational), to capture the last television footage of Jett Pink ever to be seen. They obviously knew something was up. When review time finally arrived, I was pretty much resigned to the fact that I'd be hitting the road for good. So Jeff brought me in and gave me the run down of why I was on the chopping block: I don't make him any money (basically true), I'm always late (pretty much true, see next paragraph), and my favorite -- I waited too long to prove to him that I had a brain. Seriously. I don't remember hiding the fact that I'm capable of a wide range a business tasks beyond grocery shopping and shining shoes, but apparently I did. Fair enough. The important part of the story is that I didn't get fired and still totally work there.
The biggest strike against me was that I was often late. Everyone knows that Jeff doesn't tolerate tardiness, and I was well aware of that fact. But for a three week period I was often five to ten minutes late and my reason for being so was very specific: Caltrans (the California Department of Transportation). Never before has a government agency made me want to stop paying taxes more than Caltrans. They have been building a monorail or some other ridiculous monstrosity of public transportation that no one cares about directly through West LA for two years now. During this time they periodically, and without warning, close the only road into West Hollywood for days at a time. This leaves about a million cars with no option but to tear around through the ghetto side streets, trying to make any kind of northward progress. Crazy gridlock quickly ensues, people lose their jobs, lives are ruined, etc. I really wish the city of Los Angeles would stop trying to push public transportation on us and just make the roads wider and sync the traffic lights. A light rail system, really? I almost got fired so a bunch of hipsters could have an easy way to get downtown to go to their stupid art walks?
All right, I'm down off my soapbox. Trace also got fired in dramatic form in this episode. He was always really cool to me, but Jeff's the boss and you have to keep the boss happy!
Hope you turn out to be a top dawg and business asset to JLD! Looking forward to getting to know you better through the cameras.
You are gorgeous and I can't wait to see how your brain works and see what your personality is like!
This line is hysterical "A light rail system, really? I almost got fired so a bunch of hipsters could have an easy way to get downtown to go to their stupid art walks?"
Then you have the solution right here. " just make the roads wider and sync the traffic lights." LOL.
Looking forward to seeing more of you. Hope you make it!
Stay strong Jett and as another commenter said, "Watch out for Gage". I hope you do well in your new position.
Congrats on promo, Jett! U already know you're one of my faves.. You're gonna Rock it like u always do.. Sorry bout your traffic issues. Sounds like Caltran needs to visit the ATL & See how We "FLOW" in Traffic.. Look forward to seeing more of you..xo ~Darlene ;)
What a refreshingly rational perspective you have when it comes to "great days at Jeff Lewis Design!" It's nice to see someone lead with their intelligence instead of ego. Congrats on your new position! Be careful with Gage; he seems to have ulterior motives galore!
hipsters....to their stupid art walks- LOL!!! that's awesome! i would feel the same exact way. like, what the hell? inconvenience millions for a few "hipsters." anyway, even though you don't make jeff money, per se, i feel your job is an integral part of JLD. good luck!
I just love you Jett and have been worried leaving/being fired all season since you are not in the opening sequence. Why is that???
Gage is the one getting everyone fired. I see how he tried to give Sara an explanation when she appeared to be so over IT & just wanted to get into her car...
Jett if Jeff would have talked to me the way he talked to you during your review I would have told him to stick it.
Congrats on your PROMO!
Watch that sneeky GAGE though.....
He's obviously a little jealous of the special employee/boss relationship that exist between u and J. Lewis
I am so glad that I am not the only one who sees that there is something hinky about Gage! He is cleaning house & I think he's gonna ruin Jeff Lewis! What does he do on that computer?