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post #676 of 760
I think their Hershey's shot squirted away, which is why the inevitable meeting was finally called.
post #677 of 760
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I think their Hershey's shot squirted away, which is why the inevitable meeting was finally called.
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maybe hersheys will chose SC&P because of dons honesty!

they could always practice ultimate corporate synergy and proactively take the Hershey's executives to the party house on Lex and offer them each Pete Campbell Father In Law's special wink.gif
post #678 of 760
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If I remembered correctly, draper should be a major partner of SCDP. Even with the new firm he should still own a good chunk of the company...

Don't know why they had to fire him; didn't Bert knew something about Drapers past back in season 1? Or it's a power play by Rogers counterpart?

After a whole season and I still don't know his name. lol.

Hate Bob Benson. But he is such a manipulative hustler.

They sent Don out because he is clearly unraveling. He hasn't been able to do his job effectively. It's not because of his revealing something about his past. Him being late or absent for his obligations is why they finally got fed up with him.
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They sent Don out because he is clearly unraveling. He hasn't been able to do his job effectively. It's not because of his revealing something about his past. Him being late or absent for his obligations is why they finally got fed up with him.

this has been evident since episode one season one. its more of losing huge accounts on purpose. thats just bad business.
post #680 of 760
IMO, it was a pretty simple balance sheet computation. When the Draper column was deep in the black they were willing to overlook all his baggage. After a year or so of the Draper column bleeding red ink they decided to staunch the bleeding.
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They sent Don out because he is clearly unraveling. He hasn't been able to do his job effectively. It's not because of his revealing something about his past. Him being late or absent for his obligations is why they finally got fed up with him.

That's Don by default.
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this has been evident since episode one season one. its more of losing huge accounts on purpose. thats just bad business.

Remind me which account did Don lose? Hershey's is just a potential account that hasn't been confirmed lost yet and Don got Sunkist this season, which is a huge account. And Don saved that hospital account...

Don saved Joan's ass, salvaged Ted's marriage and work life, and stood by Roger. And now they turned against him because Don was being Don and unpredictable? Or just a game played by the other sales executive?

Bert was out of the game most season and stepped in last minute? Where did he get the political support besides the votes?
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IMO, it was a pretty simple balance sheet computation. When the Draper column was deep in the black they were willing to overlook all his baggage. After a year or so of the Draper column bleeding red ink they decided to staunch the bleeding.

Firing Jaguar and orchestrate a merger to get Chevy is red ink? Or getting Sunkist instead of the much smaller ocean spray was red ink?
post #683 of 760
I wouldn't be surprised to see Don return.

I know they wouldn't give him a return date, but they all recognize what he is capable of when he isn't falling apart. If it were modern day, they probably would have booked him a stay at some swanky rehab clinic and hoped the rest of his issues worked themselves out along with the alcohol.
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Wait...when did they shitcan him? Now I don't work in a New York ad agency in 1968, but in 2013 when your sups ask you to take a few months off that literally means file for FMLA (I'm assuming this was not an option in 1968) and come back in a couple months when your head is straight. This has actually happened to a couple of my co-workers.

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Edited by ChetB - 7/9/13 at 4:08am
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Firing Jaguar and orchestrate a merger to get Chevy is red ink? Or getting Sunkist instead of the much smaller ocean spray was red ink?

You could well be correct. I guess I fell for what Weiner was trying to create, Don as a net liability vs. a rain maker.
post #687 of 760

It's one thing for Don to be negligent, but it's another thing for him to undermine the pitch to a new client with a line like "I don't think you [Hershey] should be advertising at all."

 

Don's the face the firm puts on when they're on the hunt for new business, and now they cannot rely on him to do that.

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^ I read an interview with Matthew Weiner in which he says Don has basically been fired. Because he is a partner they took this route rather than "pack your desk and don't come back," but he is out.

Getting fired is never good, but even if Don got himself together he could never be happy working at a big agency - at least not one with so many partners. The consensus building and light stepping required to do business with so many partners just doesn't jibe with Don's lone-wolf gunslinger nature.
post #689 of 760
mad men in the 70's.....ewwww....
post #690 of 760
i dont blame them for firing don, i just think the lack of sympathy from joan and roger, and even maybe ted, was a little much. and the way it was done, was a little much to me. but understandable.
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