Barbara Corcoran on "What Would You Do" T.V. Show
Barbara on Gender Discrimination
The What Would You Do TV Show sets up scenarios dealing with real life touchy subjects and wants to see what you would do (the public) under these situations. Barbara Corcoran was on the show when they were dealing with gender discrimination in the workplace. Having dealt with this problem first hand as she was building her billion dollar empire, she seemed perfect to play the part. The What Would You Do Show is also produced by ABC as is the Shark Tank, which was another benefit from having her on this episode.
It starts off with Barbara behind the hidden camera's sitting with John Quinones, the Host of "What Would You Do?",A Businessman is waiting to meet Terry who coming for a job interview. The only problem is Terri is a female who is applying for the job and not the male he was expecting. A nice looking Lady by the name of Cookie is seated next to the two and can't help overhear their conversation. It's apparent the businessman is more interested in dating Terri then hiring her for the position even though she is more than qualified.
When he steps out of the room, Cookie states his intentions and says "he has no plans of hiring you, you're not a man". She makes no reservations on her feelings and convinces the actress to get up and leave the interview. Her final advice for men who treat women like that "They should be Tared and feathered"
The What Would You Do Show sets up the same scenario with an elderly couple sitting next to the interview which has them boiling in their seat when the male interviewer says "This job is for a salesman, not a saleswoman".
This time the female actress portraying looking for a job gets up and leaves the interview while still keeping the scenario intact. The next female to show up for the interview is nonother than Barbara Corcoran. Why she would be showing up for any interview (unless she was the one hiring) is beyond me, but it certainly sets up a good scene for T.V.
Barbara goes over her impressive resume on why she is the best person for the job but the businessman isn't buying it.he has already made up his mind that the job will go to a man. Corcoran fed up, tears up her resume and tries to shove it down his mouth. She then says "you know what, I'm going to buy that company you work for and fire you on Monday".