Hired or fired? FOX59 crew put to the test

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“Hired or Fired Week” is back on FOX59 Morning News!

Jim O’Brien, Lindy Thackston, Scott Jones, Angela Ganote and Ray Cortopassi put themselves to the test in a variety of different professions.

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Our intrepid forecaster went to Shelbyville to work at Chocolate for the Spirit.

Julie Bolejack is a master chocolatier tasked with teaching Jim the ins and outs of the candy business. Jim poured chocolate for Valentine's Day suckers and wrapped chocolate bars. He passed with flying colors!

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The people at McNamara Florist make it look easy, but is it actually easy?

Lindy was tasked with making a Valentine’s Day arrangement with help from Julie Long. Her clustered V-Day bouquet made the cut—and Lindy was also hired!

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Scott babysat Lindy's son, Lachlan, for "Hired or Fired Week." Lindy wasn't sure exactly how things would go, but it seemed like Scott did a good job!

He read to Lachlan, played with his toys and did his best to keep the boy's attention. Lachlan kept Scott plenty busy, and he loved the GoPro cameras used to help capture the story. In the end, Scott was also hired!

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Angela became a Girl Scout, heading out with Troop 356 in Brownsburg. The scouts gave Angela their best cookie-selling tips before they hit the road. After a few early missteps ("You're horrible! You can't do anything right!" said one scout), Angela pulled it together and the sales started rolling in.

The scouts eventually decided to "hire" Angela, but it came down to a tiebreaker on the scorecard.

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To cap off "Hired or Fired Week," Ray laced up his shoes and put on the red-and-white striped shorts and blue jersey of the Harlem Globetrotters.

He tripped during pregame warm-ups and sent up a couple airballs when he finally got on the court. He was also directed to guard a player who was nearly 8 feet tall! In the end, while Ray gave it his best, coach Barry Hardy couldn't give him a roster spot.

Teammates admired his "great energy" and "great enthusiasm," however.

He was the only one "fired" this week.

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