During cross-examination today 2010 Apprentice winner Stella English was asked by Seamus Sweeney, representing Lord Sugar, why she did not complain to the millionaire business mogul about how she was treated.
She said: "I was in a trial period to win The Apprentice.
"What value is there in me going into a company I don't know - whether I knew (she was going to win) or not - and then go and complain about people who have been working there a long time?"
The tribunal also heard that Ms English later asked Lord Sugar about how to get media advice on doing some public speaking or writing a book as she needed to make some money as she was in debt.
Ms English, who took home £82,500 a year in her previous job working for a Japanese investment bank, said Lord Sugar told her it would be "better all round that you didn't walk out".
Entrepreneur Lord Sugar has accused a former winner of his TV series The Apprentice of being a liar and attempting to blackmail him.
The 2010 Apprentice winner said she was just an "overpaid lackey" in the job she was given by Lord Sugar, an employment tribunal heard.