Election night arrives and the staff of Sterling Cooper has a party while watching the returns. The election is close and it's obviously going to be a long night. Now a senior partner in the firm, Don Draper must hire a new head of account services, a post that Pete Campbell yearns for. Aware of Draper's secret past, he tries to strong-arm him into giving him the job. With his secret out, Don panics and he asks Rachel Menken to run away with him. Regaining his composure, Don calls Pete's bluff leading to a confrontation with Bert Cooper.
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When the confrontation in Burt Coopers' office is over, and Pete leaves, Burt tells Don "Fire him if you have to."
However, in a later episode (2:13), when Don actually does fire Pete (for pitching his own copy to Bethlehem Steel), at a meeting with Burt Cooper, and Roger, Burt lays out a collection of issues the firm would have to face (owing to Pete, and his mothers' social status) in firing Pete, that make it almost impossible to do. See more
Why can't you give me what I want? I've earned this job. I deserve it.
Why? Because your parents are rich? Because you went to prep school and have a $5 haircut? You've been given everything. You've never worked for anything in your life.
A Beautiful Mine
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