Originally Posted by DaneMcCloud
Are you kidding? No one would care or even think twice about hiring him. The guy has kicked ass for the better part of ten years.
All that matters is that he brings in the business. Period.
Talent is a funny thing. You see lawyers in the major metro areas get censured, suspended and tossed from big-money practices every year. These are public lambastings and everyone on the bench and bar knows about them.
But a year later, those guys will be at another silk-stocking firm pulling down an easy six figures.
Talent trumps all in insular professions. A guy with Draper's resume and name value, even if Cooper did
look to blow him out of the water, would land on his feet in no time flat.
Duck's biggest problem and the reason he's not back in the game is that he was simply never as good as Don but believed he was. If Don wants to be the big dick in charge of another top 30 agency, all he'd have to do is bide his time until a slot opened up and he'd skyrocket to the top of the interview lists. If he shows up sober with the same fastball he had when he was pitching Kodak, they'd give him whatever he wants.